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Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
April 29, 2021

Despite perceptions that entrepreneurs should always be positive, a WSU‑led study found that entrepreneurs whose facial expressions moved through a mix of happiness, anger and fear during funding pitches were more successful.

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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.

Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds
March 31, 2021

For the first time, researchers at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.

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.

Pandemic has increased pregnancy stress for U.S. women
March 17, 2021

COVID‑19 created many new problems for pregnant women, a WSU study found. Among their concerns, women worried about their babies contracting the disease and being forced to isolate from their newborns in the hospital.

Doctor communication key to pandemic vaccine adoption
March 15, 2021

People who talk with their doctors are more likely to get vaccinated during a pandemic, according to a study of evidence collected during the “swine flu,” the last pandemic to hit the U.S. before COVID‑19.

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.

Breastfeeding mothers produce COVID‑19 antibodies
February 9, 2021

Breastfeeding women who have COVID‑19 transfer milk-borne antibodies to their babies without passing along the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus, according to a new study conducted in part by WSU researchers.