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Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern lakes, which already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

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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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Fruit flies can make rational mating choices

Fruit flies can make rational mating 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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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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