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January 31, 2013

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

A huge Arctic cyclone in August was not responsible for the historic minimum seen soon after in Arctic sea-ice extent.

January 29, 2013

More sex for married couples with traditional divisions of housework

Married couples who divide chores in traditional ways have more sex than couples who share so-called men’s and women’s work.

News Digest: Explore global food law Feb. 8, Honor: Nina Isoherranen

Explore global food law at Feb. 8 UW conference || Nina Isoherranen honored for early-career achievement

Pioneer of human values in technology design to give University Faculty Lecture

Information School professor Batya Friedman will give the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 130 of Kane Hall.

University District Livability Partnership to unveil Commercial Revitalization Plan Jan. 31

The public is invited to participate in the unveiling of the University District Livability Partnership’s Commercial Revitalization Plan Thursday, Jan. 31.

Beer’s bitter compounds could help brew new medicines

A UW researcher has determined the precise configuration of substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor, a finding that could lead to important new pharmaceuticals.

January 25, 2013

Kidney disease is diabetics’ deadliest threat

January 24, 2013

Astronomy to go: UW readies new portable planetarium

The University of Washington astronomy department is readying a traveling planetarium to take to schools for outreach — and collaboration — in Seattle and beyond. It may look like a carnival bouncy house or an inflatable igloo, but the portable planetarium is in fact an innovative tool for teaching and spreading interest in astronomy. The

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, historical photos — and undergraduates stage ‘Burn This’

A new Henry Art Gallery exhibit, a classical pianist performs Nirvana and Radiohead and the visiting Compagnie Marie Chouinard continues the campus celebration of “The Rite of Spring.”

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

A paper in Science describes an organic crystal that shows promise as a cheap, flexible, nontoxic material for the working parts of memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting devices.

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