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WSU researcher creates cooking-oil based ‘bioasphalt’

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Wen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Over the past century, asphalt has played an integral role in the American economy, keeping us all connected through a sprawling, easily accessible web of national roadways.  But now, thanks to a researcher at Washington State University, the familiar fossil-fueled-based product is going green.

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Team presents vegetable grafting findings in China

Miles-C-2012-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A team of Washington State University vegetable horticulture researchers travels to China next month to present their research findings as part of a global effort to increase environmentally friendly vegetable production through grafting.  Their efforts may stimulate a new market for vegetable production in Western Washington.

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WSU welcomes history students for research exploration

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – From sewing a miniature book binding to watching a demonstration of shaping a stone tool, nearly 200 eighth-graders from Lincoln Middle School recently took a whirlwind tour of library sciences and anthropological research at Washington State University to prepare for their final history project this spring. » More …

Nature: Ancient child’s genome sheds light on colonization

Anzick-location-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Mapping the genome of a child from the Clovis period has shown his family is the direct ancestor of roughly 80 percent of present day Native Americans, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature ( » More …