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Increasing evidence that bears are not carnivores

A new study on the diets of giant pandas and sloth bears adds more evidence that bears are omnivores like humans and need a lot less protein than they are typically fed in zoos.

Platinum really is forever

Scientists at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics discovered something unexpected when they tested mankind’s most valuable metals to see how much pressure they could take.

Improving biofuels from oilseeds

Making aviation biofuels from non‑food crops is the goal of a new Department of Energy-funded project that includes significant contributions from WSU.

Methane emissions from reservoirs are increasing

Over time the water collected behind dams will release greater amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas with even worse effects than carbon dioxide, according to a recent study.