Few gifts say Happy Valentine’s Day better than wine and chocolate. But exactly what makes them so desirable, so delicious, has long remained a mystery.
Throughout history people have enjoyed chocolate in drinks. But when solid chocolate was discovered, it opened up a new world of possibilities.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Shima Bibi is a pioneer and a scientist. From rural Pakistan to WSU Pullman, she is pursuing her passion for discovery, working to improve global health and help girls in her home country reach their potential.
Ripe cacao pods.
PULLMAN – Since its public release last week, the database housing the cacao genome has had more than 6,000 visitors, said WSU bioinformaticist Dorrie Main.
That’s a lot more traffic than most draft genome sequences get, Main observed.
“There’s a lot of public interest in cacao because it’s the source of chocolate,” she said.
PULLMAN – The 2009 WSU benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” is nearly here. Tickets for the benefit production will go on sale Feb. 2. They will be sold in the main lobby of the Compton Union Building. Hours of ticket sales are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the price is $8 a ticket, or $10 if purchased at the door.
V-DAY WSU, a registered student organization, puts on the WSU benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues” every spring. Productions of the award-winning play will take place at 7:30 p.m. February 12, 13, and 14. The play will be featured in Jones Theatre, … » More …
Pullman – “Chocolate,” the Chesapeake Bay retriever that has captured the hearts of many, is out of surgery and is resting comfortably at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The large dog underwent a five hour procedure to help repair old breaks to both of his front legs that had healed improperly.
“I am pleasantly surprised at the range of motion we have in the left leg,” said WSU veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Martinez. The procedure involved removing muscle and ligament tissue that had become adhered to the bone callus formed when the broken leg healed … » More …
PULLMAN – A Chesapeake Bay retriever that ran for months on two broken front legs and has captured the hearts of many in the Tri-Cities area of Washington may now get the help he needs.
“Chocolate” will undergo surgery today (Friday, Feb. 8) at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital to help repair his injuries that
healed improperly on their own.
The injured dog was seen wandering through fields north of Pasco, Wash., for the past six months. Despite injuries that may have killed many other animals, Chocolate taught himself to walk … » More …