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An ancient butchering site seemed to settle a debate about when humans spread across the Americas but Donald Grayson, professor of anthropology, explains why the dates may be inaccurate. Featured on Nature 
Scuba-diving archaeologists have unearthed artifacts from an ancient butchering site that seem to settle a debate about when humans spread across the Americas. Featured on 
14,550-year-old tools and bones were found in Florida. Donald Grayson, professor of anthropology at the UW, explains one potential problem. Featured on The Washington Post 
The deep, booming voice of Benedict Cumberbatch may seem alluring to some women, but new research suggests that biologically speaking, deep masculine voices are meant to intimidate rivals. Featured on Tech Times 
Four University of Washington professors join 172 other academics as newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the group announced Wednesday. Featured on UW Today 
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The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, several come from the College of Arts & Sciences. Featured on UW Today 
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The UW is ramping up Indigenous learning across campus. Featured on UW Today 
New research suggests male students are also biased toward their male peers. This can undermine women's confidence and make them feel less included in their field. Featured on Vox 
Dan Grunspan was studying the habits of undergraduates when he noticed a persistent trend: Male students assumed their male classmates knew more about course material than female students. Featured on The Washington Post 
The researchers say bias in the classroom could be mitigated through measures like randomized calling during class and creating small-group discussions that are less intimidating. Featured on UW Today