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Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. » More …

Frosty beauty: Where there’s rime, there’s a reason

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – After emerging from one of the coldest Januarys on record, including a so-called “Snowmageddon,” many of us have had it up to our ears with shoveling snow, slipping on icy sidewalks, driving through freezing fog and enduring frigid temperatures. Even our recent warmer weather and rainfalls can’t offset all the nippy days we’ve encountered. » More …

March 1: Populist, paranoid politics discussed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Reasons for the rise of populist and paranoid politics will be presented by Washington State University professor Cornell Clayton at noon Wednesday, March 1, in Bryan Hall 308 as part of the Foley Institute coffee and politics series. Pizza will be served. » More …

Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators, discovered at Washington State University, could lead to better crops and new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do I program a computer?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do. » More …

March 9: Financial planning workshop with TIAA

PULLMAN, Wash. – A fun, interactive financial planning workshop for employees will be presented by TIAA in two identical sessions 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the CUB junior ballroom. Refreshments will be served. » More …

State finance chief to explain state budget on March 6

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – David Schumacher, director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) within Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, will present “Governor Inslee’s 2017-19 Financial Plan” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Todd Hall 130 at Washington State University. » More …