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When it comes to mating, fruit flies can make rational choices

When it comes to mating, fruit flies can make rational choices

In a new study, researchers report that fruit flies — perhaps the most widely studied insect in history — show signs of rational decision-making when choosing a mate.

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Diversification key to resilient fishing communities

Diversification key to resilient fishing communities

Fishing communities can survive ― and even thrive ― as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one fishery to the next, a new University of Washington study finds.

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Earth may have hosted life before, says new study

Earth may have hosted life before, says new study

Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth’s oceans — and then faded — more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new University of Washington-led study has found.

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Cyanobacteria is making 'pseudo' Vitamin B-12

Cyanobacteria is making 'pseudo' Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 exists in two different, incompatible forms in the oceans. An organism thought to supply the essential vitamin B-12 in the marine environment is actually churning out a knockoff version.

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This week, two new exhibits featuring local artists are on display in the UW Tower through March, a lecture-recital at Brechemin Auditorium, and a UW vocal performance highlighting scenes from Mozart's operas.

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