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Decline of natural history troubling for science, society

Seventeen North American scientists outline the importance of natural science and call for a revitalization of the practice.

2014 UW cherry tree watch, March 21 update: Bloom at 100 percent

The cherry trees in the Quad are at about 75 percent of their full bloom, according to the UW arborist.

Chemistry’s Matthew Bush named Sloan fellow

UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.

UW helps protect $30 million to $40 million in U.S. wood exports to Japan

A recently introduced homebuilding subsidy program in Japan put logs and lumber imported from the U.S. and other countries at a competitive disadvantage.

UW among 19 campuses – out of 1,700 – getting nod for access, affordability, success

Only 19 universities – including the University of Washington– met the bar for access, affordability and student success set by the Center on Higher Education Reform.

Fruit flies – fermented-fruit connoisseurs – are relentless party crashers

That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and arrive in time for happy hour.

Deaths attributed directly to climate change cast pall over penguins

Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly but directly because of drenching rainstorms and heat.

Environmental sciences lab ups bar for green labs at UW

A soils lab has achieved the highest score yet in the University of Washington’s 10-month-old Green Laboratory Certification Program.

Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista project breaks ground, expect Burke-Gilman detour

Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project ­– the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.

DNA detectives able to ‘count’ thousands of fish using as little as a glass of water

A mere glass full of water from a 1.2 million-gallon aquarium tank is all scientists really needed to identify most of the 13,000 fish swimming there.

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