July 30, 2013
Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic
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.APL, Arctic sea ice, Axel Schweiger, climate change, Jamie Morison, polar science
July 29, 2013
Planetary ‘runaway greenhouse’ more easily triggered, research shows
It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the uninhabitable “runaway greenhouse” stage, according to new research.astronomy, Department of Astronomy, habitability, planetary science, runaway greenhouse, Tyler Robinson
Natural affinities – unrecognized until now – may have set stage for life to ignite
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.College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Sarah Keller
UW welcomes Denzil Suite, vice president for student life
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
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.College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georg Seelig
July 25, 2013
Dental school mourns alumnus Dr. Vincent G. Kokich
The Northwest has the best summer in the nation. But why?
University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes
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
July 24, 2013