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December 12, 2012

Award recognizes UW oceanographer’s talent for engaging public

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The American Geophysical Union has presented its top prize for engaging the public in science to UW’s John Delaney.

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December 11, 2012

Documents that Changed the World: ‘Robert’s Rules of Order’

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Joe Janes of the UW Information School visits the arcane world of parliamentary procedure in the latest entry to his Documents that Changed the World podcast series.

December 10, 2012

Armbrust shares $35 million to investigate tiniest ocean regulators

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Oceanographer Ginger Armbrust has received a multi-million dollar award to spend as she wishes on her research into ocean microbes and their role in regulating ocean environments and our atmosphere.

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Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

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A British philosopher once suggested the possibility that our universe might be a computer simulation run by our descendants. A team of physicists at UW has devised a potential test to see if the idea has merit.

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December 7, 2012

UW Bothell celebrates opening of sports and recreation complex – with video

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UW Bothell celebrated the grand opening Thursday of the $3.3 million, 2.5 acre sports and recreation complex.

Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

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The ASL-STEM Forum is a crowdsourcing project, similar to Wikipedia or the Urban Dictionary, that creates a new sign language for the latest scientific and technical terms.

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Greenland ice sheet carries evidence of increased atmospheric acidity

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Research suggests rising atmospheric acidity is probably why levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 in Greenland ice samples dropped around the time of the Industrial Revolution.

December 6, 2012

Arts Roundup: Art, plays, the University Symphony — and ‘Pippin’ continues

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The University Symphony and the Undergraduate Theater Society’s popular production of “Pippin” lead this week’s busy UW arts schedule.

Moths wired two ways to take advantage of floral potluck

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Moths are able to enjoy a pollinator’s buffet of flowers because of two distinct “channels” in their brains, scientists have discovered.

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Tipsy? UW expert’s tips for reining in holiday drinking

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The omnipresence of alcohol at holiday gatherings and the social ease that a little buzz provides make it hard to limit ourselves. UW’s Dennis Donovan offers advice for how to drink moderately, and treatment approaches he’s used with people recovering from alcohol problems.

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