From Oregon to South Carolina, amateur astronomers will film the Aug. 21 solar eclipse while students — including two Seattle sisters — launch science balloons.
Sandi Doughton is The Seattle Times' science reporter.
Researchers visit Central Washington University to test musical instruments, ultrasonic beams and battlefield tools at the state’s only academic anechoic chamber.
Bryan Brewer first published his book about solar eclipses 38 years ago to coincide with the last eclipse viewable in the Northwest. His No. 1...
In 30 years of studies, Dan Beck and his students have discovered that Northern Pacific rattlesnakes are surprisingly mellow and social — for venomous serpents.
State officials banned Ronald Wentz from hunting in Washington for two years, but staff reductions mean many poachers are never caught.
Japan has disaster theme parks where you can ride out fake earthquakes. Should we try it in Seattle? WATCH
Visitors to Japan’s parks can experience simulated quakes, typhoons and fires. Some leaders in Washington state would like to give Seattleites the same thrill —...
Gov. Jay Inslee’s earthquake panel discussed gaps in the state’s preparedness last week, but the Legislature’s inaction reflects a 30-year pattern in Washington.
When the well-regarded computer scientist Ed Lazowska said he was going to skip Seattle’s March for Science, he got a call from the governor asking...