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54 min ago | Business Journal

Laser cameras, robots and deli meat measures: 5 UW startups to watch this year

From left, Governor Jay Inslee talks with University of Washington Provost Ana Mari Cauce and Univsersity of Washington President Michael Young at the 2014 UW Start-up celebration.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, US Governors, Jay Inslee, Inventions, Startup, WA

54 min ago | The Oregonian

Beaverton School District will expand Arts for Learning program to all schools

Something magical happened for fourth-graders involved in the Arts for Learning Lessons program in the Beaverton School District last year.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

54 min ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Blood sugar not genes rule appetite

Genetic effects are of little importance in switching on your appetite; rather it's all a matter of blood sugar levels, finds a US study.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

2 hrs ago | Marine News

Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century.


Related Topix: Oceanography, Weather

2 hrs ago |

Student Voices: Speaking out on the issues important to them

We like students. We appreciate their energy and idealism. We value their opinion and unique point of view.


2 hrs ago | Business Journal

UW vs WSU showdown: UW emphasizes innovative medical school to Governor Inslee

Linden Rhoads, special adviser to the Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, talks about the 18 startups from the UW's C4C 2014 UW Start-up celebration.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Whelpley gets newspaper endorsements in 21st District

Both The Herald and The Seattle Times have endorsed Democrat Scott Whelpley to replace retiring 21st District Democratic State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts.


Related Topix: US News, Mukilteo, WA, Edmonds, WA, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Democrat

9 hrs ago | BeverageDaily

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet?

Added sugar from soda, energy and sports drinks accounts for a fairly modest 4.9% of total energy in the American diet While we tend to assume that fast food outlets contribute a disproportionate amount of added sugar to the US diet compared with store-bought groceries, new data shows that the reverse is actually true.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

10 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

Climate Change Means More Massive Wildfires Ahead, Gov. Inslee Says

This summer's wildfires in eastern Washington have cost the state more than $50 million, and Governor Jay Inslee said the state can expect even more expensive fires in years ahead.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

What Northshire Bookstore owner says about Hillary Clinton book signing

Hillary Clinton greets the crowd holding her new book "Hard Choices" at the University of Washington bookstore in Seattle.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hard Choices, Books, University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

14 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

At seven months, babies 'rehearse' to start speaking - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 PST

Even when they are only 7 months old, babies are mentally working out the mechanics of how to form words with their mouths - well before they're able to utter their first recognizable syllable.


18 hrs ago | The News Tribune

South Sound Business People

He received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia and completed his internship at Georgetown University.


Related Topix: Radiology, Medicine, Olympia, WA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base

18 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers one step closer to finding treatment for Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia , but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Alzheimer's

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Biology News Net

Forced mutations doom HIV

Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues from the University of Washington had a novel idea for an HIV drug.


Related Topix: Biology, Chemistry, University of Chicago, Immunology

Journal of the San Juans

Newsmakers: Bacon earns master's degree

Ceradwen Bacon of Seattle, daughter of Dan and Frances Bacon of Friday Harbor, graduated June 15 from the University of Washington Information School with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.


Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

KUOW-FM Seattle

What Are Scorpion Venom And Brain Tumors Doing In A Lab Together?

After removing a tumor, surgeons are confronted with an unfortunate reality: they can't be sure they got it all.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Cancer, Health

UW Dawg Pound

Class of 2016 PG Jermaine Haley Commits To UW

Jermaine Haley, a 6'7 point guard from Burnaby, B.C.,Canada, has verbally committed to the University of Washington for the class of 2016.


Related Topix: Illinois, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Washington NCAA

Seattle Times

Huskies mourn death of longtime athletic department employee Abner Thomas

Abner Thomas greets then-UW coach Keith Gilbertson outside the UW football offices in 2003.


Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds? Downtown, in a city? Or far, far from downtown in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce? Or in the suburbs? In backyards, lawns, parking lots and playing fields? Not the city, right? "Everything I have learned as a conservation biologist tells ... (more)


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Centauri Dreams

Tight Measurement of Exoplanet Radius

Both the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes had a role to play in recent work on the planet Kepler-93b, whose size is now known to an uncertainty of a mere 120 kilometers on either side of the planet.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA