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June 25, 2013

Astronomers find three ‘super-Earths’ in nearby star’s habitable zone

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A UW astronomer is part of an international team that found six or seven planets orbiting a nearby star where only two or three were thought to exist.

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

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Leading experts on water issues in the Western U.S. have come together to establish what is known about the future of Colorado River water, and to understand the wide range of estimates for future flows.

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June 21, 2013

Airborne gut action primes wild chili pepper seeds

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Seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that’s important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird.

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June 20, 2013

Faculty Field Tour gives new faculty bird’s eye view of state

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The Faculty Field Tour, which offers new faculty a bird’s eye view of the state’s varied geography, industry and inhabitants, is resuming this year after a four-year hiatus due to budget cuts.

U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar gene patents opens genetic test options

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision June 13 to bar the patenting of naturally occurring genes opens up important clinical testing options for a variety of diseases.

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June 19, 2013

The solar system’s future is dicey, and it began in chaos

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Determination of Non-Significance — Grading Adjacent to Baseball Complex

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON — DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Project Name: Grading Adjacent to Baseball Complex Description of Proposal: The project involves grading an area approximately 3500 square feet south of the existing Baseball Field.  Approximately 2500 cubic yards of clean fill material will be placed over an extended pipe in an existing man-made ditch.  The

UW seventh in world for articles in Nature and Nature’s research journals

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The University of Washington has been ranked seventh in the world for the number of journal articles published in 2012 in Nature or one of Nature’s main monthly research journals, some of the most widely cited journals in science.

Detour ahead: Cities, farms reroute animals seeking cooler climes

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In the first broad-scale study of its kind, UW led research finds half a dozen regions that could provide some of the Western Hemisphere’s more heavily used thoroughfares for mammals, birds and amphibians seeking cooler environments in a warming world.

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June 17, 2013

Fiber-optic pen helps see inside brains of children with learning disabilities

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For less than $100, University of Washington researchers have designed a computer-interfaced drawing pad that helps scientists see inside the brains of children with learning disabilities while they read and write.

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