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$12 million gift boosts UW chemistry

The University of Washington’s Department of Chemistry will be the beneficiary of a $12 million gift from an unusual source: one of its own professors. Most of the money committed by professor emeritus Larry Dalton and his wife, Nicole Boand, … Continue reading

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UW’s first Nobel laureate dies at 94

The University of Washington says the first Nobel laureate in its history, Hans Georg Dehmelt, has passed away in Seattle at the age of 94 after a long illness. Dehmelt won a share of the Nobel physics prize in 1989 … Continue reading

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Irish leader give medal to UW statistician

It takes more than the luck o’ the Irish to win the St. Patrick’s Day Medal from Science Foundation Ireland, but the University of Washington’s Adrian Raftery has what it takes. Raftery was born in Dublin but has been a … Continue reading

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Scientists sound alarm over Trump’s budget

Today’s White House outline for a “skinny budget” covering $1.15 trillion in discretionary spending aims a sharp blow at federally funded research on topics ranging from agriculture to zoonotic diseases – and is prompting sharp responses from researchers as a result. Among those … Continue reading

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OceanGate plans trips to the Titanic in 2018

OceanGate Expeditions says it’s planning the first crewed scientific expedition to study the wreck of the RMS Titanic in more than a decade. The expedition team will use OceanGate’s state-of-the-art submersible, the Cyclops 2, and the latest in subsea imaging technology … Continue reading

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Pi Day mashes up math and munchies

Pi Day plays off the fact that March 14 – 3/14 – is a numerical pun on math’s best-known irrational number: pi, or 3.14. But there’s nothing irrational about punning pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, with pastry … Continue reading

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Why war? Exhibit takes on a burning question

EVERETT, Wash. – The idea behind the Flying Heritage Collection’s groundbreaking new exhibit about the causes and effects of conflict, “Why War,” was born five years ago – and the man behind the idea is none other than Microsoft co-founder Paul … Continue reading

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