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Your Baby Is a Racist-and Why You Can Live With That

From humanity's earliest era, we had evolved to distinguish in-groups from out-groups and to assign powerful value to those differences.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Family

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The News Tribune

Summer roadwork will connect streets on UW Tacoma campus

Work will begin this summer on connecting two downtown streets on the University of Washington Tacoma campus to make it easier for people to walk and bike safely.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, University of Washington Tacoma

Redmond Reporter

Redmond Alpha Company's infantry soldiers assist at Oso

The company has about 150 mechanized infantry soldiers and is led by Capt. Mike McCarthy, who said they were activated April 3. "We are the only complete National Guard company that has been activated," he said, adding that they will be there for a few more days.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Redmond, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters

Switched

A Scientific (And Not-So-Scientific) Explanation Of Why We Think Babies Are Cute

Apparently, there's science behind why we find babies so freakin' cute. The video above, made by AsapSCIENCE, explains the phenomenon.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri

Norwalk Citizen News

NASA Announces An Earth-Sized Planet That May Have Liquid Water

NASA and Kepler telescope researchers have just announced that they've discovered an Earth-size planet circling a dwarf star at a distance that would allow that planet to support liquid water.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Forbes.com

Turn Your Mobile Or Tablet Into A Microscope With This Amazing Lens

Just a few hours left and the Kickstarter's campaign for the Micro Phone Lens 150x - a soft, pliable lens that can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope - will be over.

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Related Topix: Cameras

Alabama Live

Which Alabama county has the worst obesity problem or gets the most exercise?

Obesity is getting worse in every single county, according to data compiled by the University of Washington.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Alabama Government, Birmingham, AL

KurzweilAI.net

Low-cost, compact optics that turn a smartphone into a powerful portable microscope

University of Washington graduate Thomas Larson is developing a lens that will turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a handheld microscope that magnifies by 150 times.

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Related Topix: Cameras

My Edmonds

Edmonds 2010 Climate Change Action Plan: Where are we, four years later?

S ustainable Edmonds is hosting a presentation, "Climate Change in Edmonds: Reviewing our 2010 Edmonds Climate Action Plan Four Years Later" on Wednesday, April 30, from 6-9 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Here's the background: In February 2010, the Edmonds Citizens Committee on the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

Researchers at University of Washington Report Findings in Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Immune System Diseases and Conditions is now available.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Medical Daily

Can Babies Be Racist? Infants Show Racial Bias Over Fairness When Choosing Playmates

Many parents try to raise their children to not discriminate against others based on race, especially since babies start noticing things like skin color as early as 6 months of age.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum

Hundreds of Meridian, Idaho, high school students signed a protest petition when their local school board banned Sherman Alexie's young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian' from their 10th-grade curriculum.

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Related Topix: Meridian, ID, Education Etc., Libraries, Seattle University

Crosscut.com

The Daily Troll: Voters like gun initiatives. Evergreen State to lose ...

A majority of voters support two conflicting initiatives related to firearm sale background checks.

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Related Topix: Guns, Evergreen State College, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Darrington, WA

RedOrbit

Astronomers Discover That Life Could Exist On Planets With Fluctuating Orbital Tilt

Image Caption: Tilted orbits might make some planets wobble like a top that's almost done spinning, an effect that could maintain liquid water on the surface.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, Space

Science Daily

Lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Cameras, Olympia, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Queen Anne & Magnolia News

Healthy Today | With spring come seasonal allergies

Spring has arrived in Seattle! Birds are chirping, bugs are crawling, flowers are blooming, mold spores are floatingand for upwards of 40 percent of children and their families, noses are running and eyes are tearing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health, Pollen, Sneezing

WHEC-TV Rochester

Dr. Brad Berk to speak at Nazareth College Commencement

Dr. Berk suffered a serious spinal cord injury when he fell off his bike in 2009.

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Related Topix: Nazareth College, University of Rochester, Emory University

Examiner.com

Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar."

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WireNews+Co

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference To Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Astronomy, Science

OregonLive.com

TriMet ready to name new bridge, making your 'Portland Bridges' swag obsolete

When TriMet announces the name of Portland's newest bridge on Wednesday morning , one of the city's most recognizable pieces of art will instantly need to be rebuilt.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Milwaukie, OR

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