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Ask Dr. Universe: Does science get harder every year?

PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve got about three pounds of brain in our heads that help us look for answers and solve all kinds of problems. But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes an experiment doesn’t go the way I expect or I get stuck on a particularly tricky science question. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Why are plants green?

PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do I program a computer?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: What is a crystal?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Maybe you’ve caught a snowflake on your tongue. Or sprinkled salt on your food. Perhaps you’ve imagined what it would be like to explore a big crystal cave. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: What is slime and how can I make it?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Our world is full of slime makers. Slugs and snails leave behind gooey trails. Bacteria can create layers of slippery slime in water pipes. Even your body makes its own kind of slime. In our joints, we have slime that helps protect our bones. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do vaccines work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The quick, little sting of a vaccine shot can provide us with some big protection from germs that cause disease. » More …