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July 30, 2013

Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic

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Widespread media reports of a lake at the North Pole don’t hold water — but scientists who deployed the monitoring buoys are watching closely as Arctic sea ice approaches its yearly minimum.

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July 29, 2013

Planetary ‘runaway greenhouse’ more easily triggered, research shows

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It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the uninhabitable “runaway greenhouse” stage, according to new research.

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Natural affinities – unrecognized until now – may have set stage for life to ignite

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It might not have been just happenstance that caused components of RNA and the earliest “cell” membranes to be in the right place at the right time to spark life.

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UW welcomes Denzil Suite, vice president for student life

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The University of Washington on July 29 welcomed Denzil Suite as vice president for student life.

July 28, 2013

Breakthrough in detecting DNA mutations could help treat tuberculosis, cancer

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Researchers have developed a new method that can look at a specific segment of DNA and pinpoint a single mutation, which could help diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis.

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July 25, 2013

Dental school mourns alumnus Dr. Vincent G. Kokich

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The Northwest has the best summer in the nation. But why?

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University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

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The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.

Video: Building the Galapagos penguin population

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July 24, 2013

Fish-ear bones offer clues to health of ocean, species

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