Humans may be the only species that speaks, but we are just one of many that sing, observes Tufts University Professor Aniruddh Patel.
Jonathan White, author, sailor, conservationist, and Director Emeritus of The Resource Institute, on “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean”
After nearly losing his 65-foot schooner Crusader in a strong Alaskan tide, local author Jonathan White vowed to understand these mysterious, implacable sea surges.
Hedrick Smith, Former Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times, on “The Great Populist Earthquake of 2016”
The 2016 U.S. Presidential election was not the typical polar clash of Left vs. Right. It was a political earthquake…
Brad Hanson, Wildlife Biologist at Northwest Marine Fisheries Science Center, on “The Secret Travels of Killer Whales”
Southern Resident Killer Whales spend most of the summer months in the waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, but until recently, little was known about their travels…
Nancy Ellen Abrams, an author and philosopher of science, recently faced a personal dilemma. A lifelong atheist, she began to embrace the idea of a higher power during her participation in a recovery community.
Barry Barish, Caltech Professor of Physics, on “Gravity’s Music: Einstein, Black Holes and Cosmic Chirps”
Barry Barish, one of the leaders of the LIGO experiment that recently detected gravity waves, delivered a lecture on this mind-bending — and space-time-rippling — discovery…
Two Seattle authors on the benefits of microbes.
Remote Midway Island, a thousand miles northwest of Hawaii, lies near the center of the Mid-Pacific Gyre, where much of the plastic detritus entering the Pacific Ocean has been concentrating.
Many inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest vividly remember the towering plume of grey volcanic ash that filled the skies on the morning of May 18, 1980.
Peter Cavanagh, NASA researcher, University of Washington professor, photographer, and part-time Lopez Island resident, explained the intricacies of bird flight and how its observation has influenced aircraft design.