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‘Exploding head syndrome’ a real, overlooked sleep disorder

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Sharpless-80PULLMAN, Wash.—It sounds like a phrase from Urban Dictionary or the title of an animated gif, but a Washington State University researcher says “exploding head syndrome” is an authentic and largely overlooked phenomenon that warrants a deeper look. » More …

Daily Evergreen, writers named best in the Northwest

By Steve Nakata, Office of Student Affairs & Enrollment

evergreen-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, received top honors in five categories during the recent Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 10 Conference, including the best all-around campus newspaper in the Northwest. » More …

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. » More …

Extension Bulletins bear fruits of early research, outreach

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Victory-Gardens-cover-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For today’s information seekers, who can find answers in minutes with a few keystrokes, it’s hard to imagine a time when rural dwellers were cut off from knowledge for the most fundamental reasons. No electricity. No car. No phone. No nearby expert to explain why a cow gave birth to her calf prematurely. » More …

Through July 3: WSU exhibit takes viewers behind the scenes

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

Aboriginal-art-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A rare glimpse of the operations that allow a museum to present world-class exhibitions will be offered this summer by the Washington State University Museum of Art during its “Curator’s Choice Exhibition: Behind the Scenes,” May 20-July 3. » More …

Illness-causing fungus spreads to Washington state

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Cocci-fungus-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A fungus found in semiarid parts of the Southwest that sometimes launches a lethal illness has been identified for the first time in Washington state soil, leading public health officials and an internationally known fungal expert at Washington State University to believe the organism is quietly spreading to the Northwest. » More …

Expert professors share favorite classroom tools

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

Zollars-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The flashing VCR clock—00:00, 00:00, 00:00—was once as ubiquitous as the response: Let a teenager fix it. While the belief that young people are more adept at technology—how do they text and walk at the same time?—is not baseless, it is often overinflated. » More …