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Parasite common in cats causes abortion in bighorn sheep

A parasite often spread by domestic and wild cats is a cause of abortions, or pregnancy loss, as well as neonatal deaths in big horn sheep, according to a study led by WSU researchers.

Low-impact human recreation changes wildlife behavior

A WSU-led study of Glacier National Park hiking trails during and after a COVID‑19 closure adds evidence to the theory that humans can create a “landscape of fear” like other apex predators.

WSU research leader sees opportunities in nuclear fusion

Prior to leading WSU’s Office of Research, Chris Keane spent decades working on the quest for nuclear fusion. Now he is exploring ways the university can help develop the technology into a viable energy source.