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Bacterial film used to strengthen soils
June 30, 2021

WSU researchers have used granules made from potato waste bacteria to strengthen soil, offering a new alternative to cement additives that are currently used to shore up soils for building and erosion control.

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Wildfire changes songbird plumage and testosterone
June 30, 2021

Following habitat-destroying wildfires, researchers found that many male red-backed fairywrens failed to molt into their ornamental plumage, making them less attractive to potential mates.

Using new technology to uncover wrongs from the past
June 24, 2021

WSU archaeologist Colin Grier is shedding light on the capabilities of ground penetrating radar to find and identify buried features, including graves, that are many decades or even centuries old.

Why do we have seasons?
June 11, 2021

With summer just around the corner, the WSU Insider dug into the Ask Dr. Universe archives for a 2020 piece about why we have different seasons each year. 

Dreams of green energy take flight
May 26, 2021

After nearly two years of design and development, WSU researchers have created a device that converts hydrogen gas into liquid hydrogen, a highly efficient aviation fuel that will be tested in U.S. Army drones.

New Monarch butterfly breeding pattern inspires hope
May 5, 2021

A count of the Western Monarch butterfly population last winter saw a staggering drop in numbers, but there are hopeful signs the beautiful pollinators are adapting to a changing climate and ecology.