WSU News

Former top military advisor: Strategic atrophy plagues U.S.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Retired four-star general James Mattis, who once led the United States’ most high-profile military command, addressed a large audience at Washington State University on Tuesday with a word of warning: Turmoil in the Middle East is getting worse and it won’t improve soon. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …

Researchers reduce costly noble metals for fuel cell reactions

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium. » More …

WSU research to reveal religious spies of WWII

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Matthew-Sutton-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A secret history of politics, religion and espionage in World War II is the topic of a Washington State University professor’s research receiving new grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. » More …

Does ‘wheat sweat’ add humidity to region’s weather?

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Ripened wheat in the Inland Northwest, taken in late July. (Photo by Henry Moore)

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – “Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among corn stalks explained how millions of crop acres across the nation’s Corn Belt were contributing to a stretch of miserable weather. » More …