Zika: A Live Case Study

PacSci Perspectives Learn about the history and evolution of the world’s current mysterious health issue. It is easy for frightening diseases to feel far away, but one has begun to crop up on our home turf: Zika has shown up in Miami. A mosquito-borne disease...

Neuron-Powered Navigation: How Spatial Memory Helps Guide Us

PacSci Perspectives Many of our memories revolve around important events that occurred at particular times and places. Such memories are recalled later to guide our decisions as we navigate familiar environments, or they can be used to help us make our best guess...

Meet A Scientist: Accessible Research

PacSci Perspectives The complex language of scientific discourse often makes subjects like cancer research and climate change daunting to the general public—no matter what your age. These conversations are critical: as Kristin Anderson (who works at Fred Hutchinson in...

Paws-On Science + CO2 = Cool Third-Grade Science Project

PacSci Perspectives With about a week until her school science fair, nine-year-old Penelope was stumped. She wracked her brain, but couldn’t think of a good project to enter in the science fair. Then, she and her mom attended Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, an...

Exploring The Tides Of Environmental Health

PacSci Perspectives I’ve spent a large portion of my life with my feet in the sand or my head under water. I have always been drawn to the ocean – the smells, sounds, and feel of it; the amazing creatures that call it home. I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau...
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