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Early warning system for deadly amphibian pathogen
March 12, 2018

Mountain yellow-legged frogBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – New technology being developed at Washington State University could help save amphibians around the world from a deadly fungal pathogen.

WSU researchers find wealth of fish at deep Hawaiian reef
May 3, 2017

Cori Kane, WSU Vancouver marine biologistBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News science writer

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the “vastly underexplored” deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.

Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?
March 21, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl.

March 4: Walk in the wild with WSU science club
February 21, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Wildlife Society at Washington State University will help host Family Science Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4 at the Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 NE Nelson Ct., Pullman.

WSU research highlights deforestation threat to jaguars
February 9, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Accelerating deforestation of jaguar habitat, especially in corridors connecting conservation areas, threatens the long-term survival of the iconic predator, according to new research by Dan Thornton, an assistant professor in the Washington State University School of the Environment.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do animals hibernate?
December 20, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Animals can get through winter in all kinds of ways. We cats like to curl up on a cozy couch. Some penguins huddle in groups to create heat. A lot of birds fly south to warmer weather. Perhaps you put on mittens and a coat.

Ask Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?
November 22, 2016

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – All around the world, animals are eating all kinds of different foods. Our foods might be different, but one thing is true for all of us: We have to digest.

Ask Dr. Universe: How do cats land on their feet?
November 1, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Curiosity can lead cats to some pretty great heights. We like to climb trees and sneak along tall bookshelves. Sometimes we might have a bumpy landing, but more often our amazing cat reflexes help us land on our feet.

Feathered ‘fiend’ has long played on our fears
October 31, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s Halloween, when this Washington State University Libraries patron’s mind turns to things that go bump – or, in this case, flap – in the night from a literary and not-so-literary point of view. This year, the subject is birds, the stuff of nightmares for many since Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds” was released in 1963.