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Researchers across the UW are studying how social media propagates half-truths and misleading advice about COVID-19 — and how users can navigate the infodemic (a term used widely for an unhelpful deluge of information).
A new study from the University of Washington shows that a population of humpback whales once hunted to near-extinction has grown to pre-whaling numbers.
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that popular DNA testing services are vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks.
A new study by the University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group shows how a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being.
Air pollution accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo.
University of Washington researchers have developed synthetic peptides that target and inhibit small, toxic aggregates now believed to cause Alzheimer's
The University of Washington and U.S. Geological Survey have developed an approach to map huckleberry distribution, therefore tracking Grizzly Bears across Glacier National Park that uses publicly available satellite imagery.
University of Washington research suggests coyotes can habituate to humans quickly and that habituated parents pass this fearlessness on to their offspring.
Researchers at the University of Washington are working on a robotic system that can make it easier to help people who need assistance eating. is the new website from University of Washington using AI helping people navigate misinformation and deception they see online.