The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private, coeducational comprehensive university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 9, 1821, as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia.
Ancestor of snakes, lizards likely gave birth to live young
The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and forth in their preferred reproductive mode, according to research published ...
Team finds one of civilization's oldest wine cellars
A team of American and Israeli researchers has unearthed what could be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Near East.
Poll finds voter discontent with washington
The American public's attitude towards its elected leaders and the policies they pursue has turned sharply negative, according to a new George Washington University Battleground Poll. Over 70 percent of likely voters say ...
Researchers release first case studies to analyze inclusive STEM-focused US high schools
New studies out of the George Washington University are taking a closer look at a type of high school that is rapidly emerging across the United States: Inclusive, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-focused ...
GW debuts solar walk on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus
The George Washington University completed the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world this month on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus as a part of the sustainable Solar Walk project.
Research examines structural and behavioral barriers to student success
The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) has released six papers to increase understanding of how student behaviors and decisions can affect educational success. Written ...
Researchers say ability to throw played a key role in human evolution
It's easy to marvel at the athleticism required to throw a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, but when Neil Roach watches baseball, he sees something else at work – evolution.
Study provides better understanding of water's freezing behavior at nanoscale
The results of a new study led by George Washington University Professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size-dependent, an important conclusion ...
Biologists map the family tree of all known snake and lizard groups
(Phys.org) —A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
Biologist discovers new meat-eating dinosaur from the late Jurassic period in China
(Phys.org) —Fossil remains found by a George Washington University biologist in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating, dinosaur.
Sri Lankan snake study reveals new species, rich biodiversity in island country
Alex Pyron's expertise is in family trees. Who is related to whom, who begat whom, how did they get where they are now. But not for humans: reptiles.
Researchers find variation in foot strike patterns in predominantly barefoot runners
A recently published paper by two George Washington University researchers shows that the running foot strike patterns vary among habitually barefoot people in Kenya due to speed and other factors such as running habits and ...
Latest Politico-GW battleground poll reveals 'fiscal cliff' anxieties
Voters are anxious about the economy and the direction of the country, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll.
Citizen science more than a century later: Ordinary people go online to track Gulf oil spill
In the summer of 1854 a doctor named John Snow tracked London's deadly outbreak of cholera to contaminated water coming from a public well—the now famous Broad Street pump. But Snow's observations had to wend their way ...
Increasing drought stress challenges vulnerable hydraulic system of plants
The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species. A recent paper co-authored by George Washington University Assistant ...