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April 11, 2013

Senate confirms Sally Jewell as Interior secretary

Sally Jewell.

UW musician finds key to solving saxophone discord

Michael Brockman with a saxophone.

April 10, 2013

Bringing art to Arctic narwhal research

Narwhals in the Arctic.

April 4, 2013

Listening to the Big Bang – in high fidelity (audio)

An illustration of the cosmic microwave background.

A UW physicist has used new satellite data to update his decade-old recreation of the sound of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.

April 3, 2013

Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

Construction at Lander Hall at UW.

Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of…

Inventions that came from the UW

UW professor emeritus Robert Charlson.

Paws on Science 2013

Paws on Science logo.

It’s Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center, and UW scientists and researchers will have family-oriented activities and exhibits ranging from building a race car to controlling underwater robots.

April 1, 2013

Infant tests for debilitating diseases set for mainstream

Blood is drawn from the heel of a newborn for screening.

UW-developed screening for debilitating, often-fatal genetic conditions has drawn interest from companies that could use it in tests distributed nationally and around the world.

March 22, 2013

Rising ocean acidity saps mussels’ strength

Drawing of wave with menancing face and startled mussels on shore

March 18, 2013

UW professor fights poverty one land plot at a time

Roy Prosterman with an Egyptian farmer and a government official

March 15, 2013

Endangered species meeting endorses ivory testing

Elepaphant tusks.

March 13, 2013

Ethnomusicology’s Global Reach

Students in a UW Javanese gamelan class.

March 8, 2013

The engineering and design behind EcoCar2


March 6, 2013

UW nautilus expedition may have spied new species

A University of Washington research team has captured color photographs of what could be a previously undocumented species of chambered nautilus, a cephalopod mollusk often classified as a “living fossil,” in the waters off American Samoa in the South Pacific. “This is certainly a new taxon, but we are not sure if it is a…

Kate Starbird’s new path leads to UW

Kate Starbird at UW.

Crow slumber party at UW Bothell

Crows descend on the UW Bothell campus.

February 27, 2013

Tusk tracking will tackle illegal trade

UW biologist to push for more forensic testing of seized ivory to help track down poachers, slow elephant slaughter.

February 20, 2013

UW researcher finds new scorpion species

The newly discovered scorpion species Vaejovis brysoni.

February 19, 2013

UW study: Some TV can ease kids’ aggression

The Sesame Street character Elmo.

February 13, 2013

Digital learning

Professor Scott Beers demonstrates the Eye and Pen program.

UW scientist explains weird shiny thing on Mars

A shiny rock outcropping on Mars.

February 6, 2013

UW regent, REI head Jewell named to Interior post

President Obama and Sally Jewel.

February 1, 2013

Turning necessity into success

January 29, 2013

Beer’s bitter compounds could help brew new medicines

A humulone molecule is superimposed on a hops vine and a glass of beer.

A UW researcher has determined the precise configuration of substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor, a finding that could lead to important new pharmaceuticals.

January 25, 2013

Kidney disease is diabetics’ deadliest threat

Human kidneys.

January 24, 2013

Admissions: A rise in minority applicants

Minority students in caps and gowns.

Recent admissions statistics show that more minority students are applying to the UW.

January 23, 2013

Greenland ice core shows Antarctica vulnerable to warming

A core section of Greenland ice.

A UW scientist’s work aided a Greenland ice study that could indicate where Earth is headed with climate change.

January 22, 2013

Seized ivory could help UW biologist stop poachers

Ivory tusks confiscated by Hong Kong Customs.

January 17, 2013

Scientific families: Dynasty

Tatoosh Island and lighthouse, off the Washington coast.

MLK and sacred songs that feed the soul

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking.

January 4, 2013

Many unaware of radiation risk from CT scans

A CT scan machine is demonstrated at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

January 2, 2013

UW student gets degree months after his death

The program from Nolan Roquet's memorial service.

December 21, 2012

UW Bothell biologist wins teaching honor from Science

Rebecca Price holds the skull of a chimpanzee.

December 20, 2012

UW geneticist gets the Hollywood treatment

Marcy-Claire King and Helen Hunt.

December 18, 2012

Eerie photos show ‘flowers’ made of Arctic ice

Arctic frost flowers.

Burke Museum exhibit explores the impact of plastics

A juxtaposition of the convenience of plastics and their impact on the environment.

Ecological avatars predict species invasions

An invasive zebra mussel.

December 13, 2012

Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide

December 10, 2012

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

A graphical representation of two theoretical views of our universe.

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.

December 7, 2012

Greenland ice sheet carries evidence of increased atmospheric acidity

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.

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