| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:31 PM
SEATTLE - Police arrested a former employee of a Jewish student center Monday after the man threatened to blow up the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at the University of Washington, authorities said.
Police shut down streets surrounding the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.
A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The recent expulsions of 11 students from an Orange County high school because of a cheating scandal appeared to be a forceful stand against academic dishonesty. But that discipline also has focused attention on the murkier questions about whether, and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Birds discovered V-formation flight long before fighter pilots did, but the exact reasons why they make these distinctive shapes in the sky has remained a mystery. Now scientists working with a critically endangered bird have discovered the avians'...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday.
Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population.
In a package of studies published...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Federal regulators said Monday that the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:58 PM
New research on the human cost of the war in Iraq estimates that roughly half a million men, women and children died between 2003 and 2011 as a direct result of violence or the associated collapse of civil infrastructure.
In a study published Tuesday in...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:13 PM
SEATTLE — Don James, the former University of Washington football coach who led the Huskies to a perfect season and a share of the national championship in 1991, died Sunday. He was 80.
The university said James died at his home from the effects...