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Teenage girl smoking marijuana.
Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization
March 15, 2019

Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before – high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.

Health & Medicine
Children running through a forest.
Inside outside
March 15, 2019

With help from WSU, youth programs statewide are developing strategies for getting kids outdoors and away from their screens.

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Campus and Community

Crimson Reads 2019
Celebrate WSU authors at Crimson Reads
March 18, 2019

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the sixth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Terrell Library atrium.

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Science & Technology

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Improving the flexible sensor
March 7, 2019

New 3D‑printed sensor technology developed by WSU scientists has applications in prosthetics, robotics and more.

Pool of water at Yelowstone National Park.
Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
March 5, 2019

WSU researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity — environmental pollution and sustainable energy.

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Food & Agriculture

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Health & Medicine

Offerdahl and Arneson look at textbook while sitting beside monitor with visuals on screen.
Teaching science students visual literacy life skills
February 26, 2019

Molecular bioscience students often cannot see what they are studying. But, Erika Offerdahl is teaching them to overcome that challenge using graphs, cartoons, artist renderings, and visual literacy skills.

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