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Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study under way

By Linda Weiford, WSU News     

Roan-gets-donut-150PULLMAN, Wash. – In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it’s too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can. » More …

Aug. 26: Supercomputing and its scientific applications

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts & Sciences

Ungaro 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray Inc. and a Washington State University alumnus, will deliver the first Institute for Shock Physics’ Creighton Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the WSU CUB junior ballroom. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the free, public lecture. » More …

WSU researchers find crucial step in DNA repair

By Becky Phillips, University Communications DNA-80

PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as “children of the moon” and a common form of colon cancer. » More …

Aug. 22: Dining Services cooks up chili for Lentil Festival

By Teresa Lane, CUB public relations intern

lentil-fest-logo-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Dining Services will serve chili containing 400 pounds of locally grown lentils at the annual National Lentil Festival beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Pullman’s Reaney Park. » More …

Murrow College to name building for alumnus Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson mugPULLMAN, Wash. – The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will name its broadcast building in honor of journalist and sports broadcasting icon Keith Jackson, a 1954 WSU graduate. » More …

Disinfectant causes reproductive problems in mice

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. » More …