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April 18, 2013

HuskyFest, Earth Day activities fill Red Square Friday

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Join in Friday during HuskyFest and kick-off activities for Earth Day.

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and a student-run jazz festival

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The School of Drama continues its Western, music Professor Robin McCabe and sister Rachelle McCabe perform works for piano, and jazzman Bill Frisell visits for the fifth-annual IMPfest.

Astronomers discover five-planet system with most Earth-like exoplanet yet

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A University of Washington astronomer has discovered perhaps the most Earth-like planet yet found outside the solar system by the Kepler Space Telescope.

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April 17, 2013

A key to mass extinctions could boost food, biofuel production

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A substance implicated in several mass extinctions could greatly enhance plant growth, with implications for global food supplies biofuels, new UW research shows.

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April 15, 2013

Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory

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Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

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Jon Huntsman selected as UW Commencement speaker

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Jon Huntsman, who has spent more than two decades in public service, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 2013 Commencement exercises

High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body’s connective tissues

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Researchers found that a protein in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract can lose their functionality when exposed to sugar.

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April 14, 2013

Recent Antarctic climate, glacier changes at the ‘upper bound’ of normal

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In recent decades the thinning of glaciers at the edge of Antarctica has accelerated, but new UW-led research indicates the changes, though dramatic, cannot be confidently attributed to human-caused global warming.

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April 12, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day at the Arboretum

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New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

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A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for some soap products.

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