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Learning by watching, toddlers show intuitive understanding of probability

UW researchers have found that children as young as 2 intuitively use math concepts to help make sense of their world.

Busy midsummer week for UW undergraduate researchers

The popular Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session allows UW students — and some just arriving — to show off their research.

Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Observations show that the heat absent from the Earth’s surface is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a slow, naturally recurring cycle.

UW project becomes a focal point in hunt for dark matter

The UW has one of three experiments aimed at detecting elusive dark matter in the universe that have gotten a big financial boost.

Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion — even after the wedding day

Young men receiving support after they pledge to abstain from sex until marriage, can find themselves without advisors and help once they do marry.

Research from 1960s shakes up understanding of West Coast earthquakes

A new study used seabed samples collected by UW graduate students in the late 1960s to question current interpretations of earthquake frequency along the West Coast.

Stardust sample analysis finds likely interstellar dust

The Stardust mission, the brainchild of a UW astronomer, enlisted help from thousands of citizen scientists to find likely evidence of interstellar dust.

Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice

Historic observations and NASA airborne data provide a decades-long record showing that the snowpack on Arctic sea ice is thinning.

Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles

Piles of ancient shells provide the first reliable long-term record for the powerful driver of year-to-year climate changes. Results show that the El Niños 10,000 years ago were as strong and frequent as they are today.

Ocean’s most oxygen-deprived zones to shrink under climate change

Predictions that the lowest-oxygen environments in the ocean will get worse may not come to pass. UW research shows climate change, by weakening the trade winds, will shrink these extremely low-oxygen waters.

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