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Astrobatrachus kurichiyana, also known as the Starry Dwarf Frog

New Species of Frog Sheds Light on Major Biodiversity Hotspot in Southern India

March 12, 2019

An expedition to an isolated hill range located in Southern India along one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world led to the discovery of a new, ancient lineage of frog endemic to the area, according to a study published today in the journal PeerJ.

GW Extremism Tracker: Seven New Individuals Identified in January for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

February 13, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 177, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

Platelet decoys, unlike normal platelets, are not activated by collagen fibers, making them an attractive option

Researchers Develop Reversible, Drug-Free Antiplatelet Therapy to Fight Dangerous Blood Clots and Cancer Metastasis

February 13, 2019

A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.

Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Paintings on Display Blocks from the White House at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

February 13, 2019

Seventy-eight years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous State of the Union address inspired artist Norman Rockwell to create his iconic “Four Freedoms” series of paintings, the works of art will be on display in the nation’s capital as part of a seven-city international tour.

OPEN: An Installation by Robin Bell

Guerilla Projectionist and Artist Robin Bell Opens Show Next to White House

February 08, 2019

Robin Bell made a name for himself as the artist projecting social commentary on well-known venues in the Washington area; including phrases targeting President Donald Trump on the facade of the Trump International Hotel and fossil fuel awareness on the American Petroleum Institute.

Artist representation of the hypernova

Detailed Early Observations of a Nearby Supernova and Associated Jet Cocoon Provide New Insights about Gamma-ray Bursts

January 17, 2019

Through the detailed observation of a rare, nearby hypernova, an international team of researchers including Chryssa Kouveliotou, a professor of physics at the George Washington University, discovered the missing link connecting hypernovae to GRBs in the form of a hot cocoon around the jets of matter expelled by the central engine as these spread through the outer layers of the progenitor star.

GW Poll Finds Deep, Lasting Partisan Splits on Immigration, Investigating President Trump

January 15, 2019

Differences in Democratic and Republican voter priorities suggest Congress will continue to be fractured. A new edition of the GW Politics Poll found contrasting top priorities for each party and deep partisan division on the importance of many issues, highlighting the difficulty of reopening the government if action depends on a bipartisan immigration compromise. The poll also provided a first look at the field of 2020 Democratic presidential prospects.

Researchers Discover New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature

January 14, 2019

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GW Extremism Tracker - December 2018

GW Extremism Tracker: Two New Individuals Identified in December for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

January 11, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 170, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

A stop sign (foreground) with cars across the street

Human Brain Allocates Attention Based on Known Size of Objects

January 07, 2019

Researchers at the George Washington University gained important insights into how the human brain processes information and allocates attention. Their study, “Attention Scales According to Inferred Real-World Object Size,” shows people pay attention to objects based on their real-world size, rather than how they are perceived by the eye.