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How Seattle’s March for Science came to be

What started out as the internet’s distraught reaction to the Trump administration's proposed environmental budget-cuts and Scott Pruitt's nomination to head of the EPA is materializing…

The Pokemon Go autopsy: It got people outside

The Pokemon Go craze took hold of the world last July. Children in Sweden, parents in Bangkok, college students in Seattle. Everyone was intrigued and…

Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a law that allows internet providers to sell your personal information without your permission. On Tuesday, Washington legislators from…

Robot cars: panacea or plague?

The robot cars are coming, like it or not. And local researchers say Seattle better be prepared. From BMW to Ford, car companies say they…

A co-working space — with sippy cups

Early last year, I toured three spiffy co-working spaces downtown, looking for a shared office space. I had spent most of my early career employed…

Can you hear me now? Legislature may help phone service

A massive new cellular network — with up to 1,200 transmitters in Downtown Seattle alone — could be on the way, possibly with a big…

O Trump! Have you sent Seattle’s tech to Canada?

It was a Friday afternoon when Donald Trump issued his most controversial order, banning immigration from seven countries. Reaction was swift, as thousands of protesters…

Could data solve Seattle’s biggest problems?

Dreary winter weather, left-leaning politics, a tech-focused economy: These are all things Seattle and Vancouver (the one in B.C.) have in common. Sure, Seattle may…

Seattle’s hills are the worst. Here’s a way to cope.

Seattle’s hills can be daunting for anyone, sometimes even for drivers. And then there are all those construction sites that may push walkers or those…

How former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette got religion on science

Science saves lives. That's the message former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette brought to a recent summit on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Washington…

A Northwest medical mystery — and the hunt for answers

It’s a mystery that has vexed medical researchers for years: Why some people’s immune systems misfire, attacking their own bodies. This type of misfire is…

How a video game is keeping native culture alive

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Since its launch in 2014, Never Alone, the first video game drawing on Indigenous culture, has been…

A new, safer way to monitor the warming oceans

As the Earth warms with climate change, more than 90 percent of that heat is stored in the ocean, so it’s important for scientists to…

This app tells you if your job listing is sexist

As many progressive pundits were predicting a presidential landslide for Hillary Clinton, Kieran Snyder, cofounder of Seattle-based startup Textio, was seeing a very different picture…

Robots: How long until they run this town?

The possibility that robots might one day run our lives has long been a fantasy and a fear. As a forward-looking tech-obsessed city, it should…

Don’t look now, but they’ve invented self-driving bikes

It’s become abundantly clear that we’re hurtling toward a future in which cars drive themselves. Five or ten years hence, we’ll be able to sit…

Why tech companies aren’t hiring more local grads

It’s no secret that Washington state is home to some of the world’s top tech companies, yet these companies consistently struggle to find local talent.…

Blind love for tech burned us on Election Day

As my father often reminded me, things will certainly get worse before they get better. But better will in fact come, even in the case…

Google’s Northwest data centers will be powered by solar and wind

This story was produced by Northwest Public Radio/ EarthFix. Data centers that house YouTube videos and Gmail messages need power constantly. Google announced Tuesday that…

The new safe sex: How one HIV drug is changing lives

Joanne Stekler still remembers the day a colleague rushed into her office at the Duke University School of Medicine, exclaiming, “Oh, my gosh! Have you…

This tech hub actually fights gentrification

“How might we create fertile ground for the African-American community to grow with the city’s current tech boom?” That’s the question that David Harris posed…

UW, family rewriting neuromuscular research

Physicians and researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have partnered up with a nonprofit foundation in one of the leading…

Seattle company is nation’s friendliest for new mothers

In a recent report tracking paid parental leave policies at the country’s largest employers, four Puget Sound companies were featured – and the national frontrunner is a…

Sewage could power jumbo jets, say local scientists

There are a lot of reasons to feel crappy about America right now — the fact that we just took a yuuge step back on…