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Two salmon jumping upstream.
Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits
April 12, 2021

In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.

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Study finds foster youth lack critical financial skills
March 24, 2021

Most people rely on family members to help them learn how to open a bank account, find a job or create a budget, but that’s often not an option for youth in foster care, according to new WSU research.

‘Shocking, yet unsurprising’
March 19, 2021

WSU scientist Sara Waters, who has chronicled escalating discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans during the global pandemic, discusses the Atlanta slayings.

Blind trust in social media cements conspiracy beliefs
March 5, 2021

WSU researchers found that people with a strong trust in information found on social media were more likely to believe conspiracies, which falsely explain significant events as part of a secret evil plot.

Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
February 2, 2021

Fortune 500 firms with strong growth profiles are more prone to “cooking the books” than smaller, struggling companies, according to a recent study led by WSU sociologist Jennifer Schwartz.

Women influenced coevolution of dogs and humans
January 25, 2021

In a cross-cultural analysis, WSU researchers found several factors may have played a role in building the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and dogs, including temperature, hunting and surprisingly—gender.