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Sept. 12: Film explores seed preservation, future of food
August 15, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

FowlerMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The makers of a film about preserving the world’s food supply will discuss their movie after a free, public showing at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Washington State University Mount Vernon, 16650 State Route 536.

Disinfectant causes reproductive problems in mice
August 14, 2014

HuntPULLMAN, Wash. – Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, had fewer pups and suffered more miscarriages and distressed fetuses, according to a new study coauthored by Pat Hunt, a geneticist at Washington State University.

Award helps grad student study, protect coral reef life
August 5, 2014

kaneVANCOUVER, Wash. – Graduate student Corinne Kane has received federal funding to study changes in coral fishes and their habitats, from shallow to deep waters. She intends to research the role deep-water coral reefs play in protecting fish and other dwellers of shallow-water reefs.

Launch of NASA carbon observatory a success
July 3, 2014

nasa-logo-80VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

Ancient baby boom holds a lesson in over-population
June 30, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Koehler-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long “growth blip” among southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 A.D.

Researchers await launch of NASA carbon observatory
June 25, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

nasa-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have been heavily involved in the design, development and testing of a NASA observatory set to launch at 2:56 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Rock Doc column: A tale of two stoves – and energy choices
June 3, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided – very generously – to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the task of choosing how I wanted to spend an unexpected $1,000.

Alumna, grad student to study abroad on Fulbrights
May 2, 2014

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Dexter-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program will fund graduate study in Europe for an alumna and a graduate student from Washington State University. Eric Dexter, who will complete his M.S. degree in environmental science at WSU Vancouver in June, will spend his Fulbright year in Lausanne, Switzerland.