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Glacial stream insect may tolerate warmer waters
July 27, 2020

The mountain stonefly, an endangered aquatic insect that lives in icy streams fed by glaciers, can tolerate warmer water temperatures at least temporarily, according to a study co-led by Scott Hotaling.

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Measuring the unknown
July 23, 2020

A WSU professor has received a $673,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to determine how the amount of groundwater has been changing in the Columbia Basin and why.

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No honor among cyber thieves
July 22, 2020

Data analysis of illegal sites that specialize in stolen credit card information reveals criminals want free tools and defraud each other.

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Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
July 13, 2020

In a recent Nature Reviews Microbiology article, WSU’s Michael Letko and colleagues call for more research into bat molecular biology and ecology, to help predict, and hopefully prevent, the next pandemic.

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Several fish adapt in same way to toxic water
July 9, 2020

A new study challenges the idea of evolutionary chance by finding that at least 10 different lineages of fish have adapted to live in an extreme environment using the same mechanism.

Pregnancy stereotypes can lead to workplace accidents
June 29, 2020

A study by WSU researchers found that fears of confirming stereotypes about pregnant workers as incompetent, weak or less committed to their job can drive pregnant employees to work extra hard, risking injury.

WSU researchers advance fuel cell technology
June 8, 2020

Their work is paving the way for the development of highly efficient gasoline-powered cars that produce low carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

Researchers develop viable sodium battery
June 1, 2020

The team reports one of the best results to date for a sodium-ion battery. It is able to deliver a capacity similar to a low-end lithium-ion battery and to recharge successfully, keeping more than 80 percent of its charge after 1,000 cycles.