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Fake news on Facebook increased 2020 election doubts

New WSU research shows that the main driver of doubt among voters about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election was the consumption of fake news, which was primarily gleaned off Facebook.

Few people seem to find real joy in JOMO

Most people who ranked high in “joy of missing out” or JOMO also reported high levels of social anxiety in a recent WSU-led study.

High winds can worsen pathogen spread at outdoor chicken farms

A WSU-led study found that high winds increased the prevalence of Campylobacter in outdoor chicken flocks, a bacterial pathogen in poultry that is the largest single cause of food-borne illness in the U.S.

Liquid nitrogen spray could clean up stubborn moon dust

A liquid nitrogen spray developed by WSU researchers can remove simulated moon dust from a space suit, potentially solving a challenge for future moon-landing astronauts.

Novel air filter captures wide variety of pollutants

A WSU-developed air filter made out of corn protein instead of petroleum products can concurrently capture small particulates as well as toxic chemicals like formaldehyde that current air filters can’t.

CBD shows promise for reducing cigarette smoking

Cannabidiol or CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, inhibits the metabolism of nicotine, new WSU-led research has found, meaning it could help tobacco users curb the urge for that next cigarette.

Genetic test can detect deadly bleeding disorder in dogs

A new genetic test can identify dogs at risk of a potentially deadly disorder resulting in excessive bleeding and bruising in the hours and days following surgical procedures.