When the tides are high in parts of San Francisco, Charleston, and Miami, city streets experience an odd new kind of flooding that happens even on bright, sunny days. Hope Hui Rising and her students at WSU are working on the front lines of sea level rise, developing urban design strategies to help communities adapt.
The process of communicating information is known among anthropologists as cultural transmission, and there was a time when it did not exist, when humans or more likely their smaller brained ancestors did not pass on knowledge. Luke Premo, an associate professor of anthropology, would like to know when that was. Writing in the October issue of Current Anthropology, he and three colleagues challenge a widely accepted notion that cultural transmission goes back more than 2 million years.
My friend Tim Miller is a researcher at Washington State University working to help stop weeds from making life difficult for plants we would rather have.
You know, most cats like to stay a comfortable distance from water. But when I got your science question about our big ocean, I was ready to jump right in.
It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21. This solar eclipse will be the only one visible from across the lower 48 states in nearly a hundred years.
It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted.