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A researcher shines a light on a mineral sample.
Rock star
September 17, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher Travis Olds has discovered and named 18 new minerals, including ewingite, the most structurally complex mineral known on earth.

A sage-grouse flying over a field.
Saving sage-grouse by relocation
August 26, 2019

Moving can be tough, but eventually most of us acclimate to new surroundings. That’s true for humans, and research from WSU shows it’s the same for sage-grouse too.

Closeup of Candis Claiborn
Improving STEM student retention
August 21, 2019

An interdisciplinary research team led by a WSU professor will study ways to improve retention of students in engineering and computer science.

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Natural ways to avoid the heat
August 2, 2019

WSU architect Omar Al-Hassawi, an expert at reducing indoor temperatures without the use of electricity, offers some suggestions for beating the heat this summer.

“How does the moon glow?”
July 19, 2019

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon, it seems an ideal time to feature this recent lunar question posed by a Pullman youngster to Ask Dr. Universe.

Titan VanCoug now in bloom
July 16, 2019

The rare corpse flower is expected to be in bloom for up to 48 hours and can be seen in person 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. on the WSU Vancouver campus or via live webcam anytime.

Dark skies
June 28, 2019

Today, residents of the Pacific Northwest remain among the few who can still marvel at the brilliance of the Milky Way on a clear moonless night.

Unlocking secrets of the ice worm
June 26, 2019

If you are an ice worm isolated on a glacial mountaintop the expectation is you aren’t going anywhere but new WSU research shows this isn’t always the case.

Teaching old bears new tricks
June 17, 2019

Training adult grizzly bears to give blood turned out to be much easier than WSU graduate student Joy Erlenbach imagined.