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Men’s magazine reading, unwanted sexual behaviors linked

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University say a recently published study suggests young men who read men’s magazines are more likely to engage in unwanted sexual activity. In contrast, study results suggest that women’s magazines have empowered women to refuse unwanted sexual activity.

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WSU helps state assess legal needs of low income residents

survey-130PULLMAN, Wash. – The legal needs of low income state residents will be assessed by Washington State University researchers in an update to a 2003 study. The goal is to provide strategic direction for legal aid delivery to these individuals and families. » More …

Rock Doc: High technology meets fields of wheat

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I’m quite a dinosaur. I get some of my news the old fashioned way from hardcopy newspapers, and I still pay my bills with paper checks sent through the mail. » More …

Anthropologist discovers clues to first Americans

Kemp-150PULLMAN, Wash. – For more than a decade, Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp has teased out the ancient DNA of goose and salmon bones from Alaska, human remains from North and South America and human coprolites—ancient poop—from Oregon and the American Southwest. » More …

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh. » More …

May 15: Fry to receive award from WSU Libraries

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bryan-Fry-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade. » More …

‘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 …

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 …