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Local High School Teacher Named Best In State

A science teacher at Zillah High School has been named Washington’s 2013 teacher of the year!

09/17/2012

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Study: Feelings Of Disgust In Women Diminished By Sexual Arousal

A recent study conducted at the University of Groningen has found that women experiencing sexual arousal are less likely to experience feelings of disgust.

09/13/2012

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Annoying Seattle Sound May Be Fish Mating Call

No one knows for sure what caused a humming noise that annoyed residents of the west Seattle neighborhood on Puget Sound, but one theory is the buzz was a fish mating call.

09/07/2012

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Fish Mating Call Blamed For Loud Humming Sound In West Seattle

A loud, ominous humming sound has been keeping a portion of West Seattle residents awake at night. Some have even reportedly been jarred from sleep by the low rumble, sometimes described as a growl, accompanying it. The Marine Biology program at the University of Washington may have solved the mystery of its source – the Midshipman fish.

09/07/2012

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WA Students Show Math and Science Improvement

Statewide test results released Wednesday show more Washington state students are passing their science and math exams, but reading scores are down at some grade levels.

08/29/2012

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International Space Elevator Conference Coming to Museum of Flight

Going up? The Museum of Flight hosts the 2012 International Space Elevator Conference on August 25 – 27, with hands on activities, art projects and real live scientists!

08/17/2012

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WA Students Beat National Average in Science

Washington eighth graders did better than the national average on a science test that is given to kids across the country.

05/11/2012

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Nonprofit WA STEM Celebrates Progress

A campaign to help Washington kids go from fearing — and sometimes flunking — math and science to embracing careers that require technical skills is celebrating its first anniversary this week. So far, nonprofit Washington STEM has given out $3 million for programs that will reach about 16,000 children around the state, and is reporting modest, but measurable progress.

05/01/2012

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Guide to Seattle Area Summer Camps for Kids

Time to start thinking about summer, and where the kids will be. If you have an athlete, an artist, a scientist or a gamer, there’s a camp for your child in Puget Sound!

04/03/2012

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Seattle Preparing For Killer Quake

As Japan rebuilds, American scientists are examining the data from the disaster and found some parallels close to home. For the Pacific Northwest, the question isn’t if a giant earthquake could happen, but when.

03/15/2012

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