WSU News

Genetic mechanism found for fish adaptations to pollution

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University biologist has found the genetic mechanism that lets a fish live in toxic, acidic water. The discovery opens new insights into the functioning of other “extremophiles” and how they adapt to their challenging environments. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Are people getting lazier?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – We cats have a reputation for being lazy. We sleep a lot. But the truth is when I got your question, I didn’t know much about laziness. So, I decided to talk about it with a couple of psychologists here at Washington State University. » More …

Study: Innate teaching skills ‘part of human nature’

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Hewlett-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some 40 years ago, Washington State University anthropologist Barry Hewlett noticed that when the Aka pygmies stopped to rest between hunts, parents would give their infants small axes, digging sticks and knives. » More …

Advisor boosts business’ failing expansion to doubled revenue

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By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TUKWILA, Wash. – If your furnace is working overtime and you still have a cold, drafty house, the usual suspects are old windows and poor insulation. Or maybe a worn out furnace. » More …