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Compton centennial question
Question: WashU is celebrating the centennial of Arthur Holly Compton’s groundbreaking discovery that light has both wave and particle properties, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1927. What scientific field followed as a result of his research? *



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Experts offer tips to stay healthy during holidays

Washington University medical experts share how students, faculty and staff can stay healthy this holiday season. They note that masks not only slow the spread of COVID-19, but also can stop dangerous viruses such as the flu and RSV, which are currently raging throughout the St. Louis region. 

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Squirrels and the city

Examining the influence of urbanization on the evolution of eastern gray squirrel


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