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July 22, 2013

Geochemical ‘fingerprints’ leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge

For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world’s deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed during the last 2 million years.

July 19, 2013

Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest

Nighttime heat waves — events where the nighttime low is unusually hot for at least three days in a row — are becoming more common in western Washington and Oregon.

July 18, 2013

Board of Regents — August 8 Meeting Canceled

The meeting of the Board of Regents for Thursday, August 8, is canceled. The next Regular Meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library.  Agendas and schedule will be available after noon on Friday, Sept. 6.

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children

A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.

UW launches record 17 startup companies

The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.

A warmer planetary haven around cool stars, as ice warms rather than cools

In a bit of cosmic irony, planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than planets around hotter stars. This is due to the interaction of a star’s light with ice and snow on the planet’s surface.

Arts Roundup: Art exhibits and 2013-14 drama, World Series schedules

Even in July, there are UW arts events to take in, as the sun and clouds battle for attention overhead. Plus, the School of Drama and UW World Series announce their 2013-14 seasons.

July 17, 2013

Northwest scientists using drones to spy on nature

July 16, 2013

UW Medicine hospitals rank highly in latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.

News Digest: UW unveils events calendar, ocean expedition blog

New UW events calendar now available || Follow ocean expedition via bilingual blog, photo page

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