By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Jeff Vervoort, a WSU professor of geology, has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the nation’s top professional organization in earth science, for his work to help determine the origin and evolution of the Earth and solar system.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Each volcano’s life is a little different. Many of them are born when big chunks of the Earth’s crust, or tectonic plates, collide or move away from each other. The moving plates force hot, liquid rock, or magma, to rise up from deep within the Earth.
By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Earth’s largest terrestrial landslide in historical times – a result of a restless volcano and a uniquely violent eruption. The top of Mount St. Helens plowed into Spirit Lake, throwing water 860 feet above lake level, a great inland […]
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – I was raised in the Baptist church. As a grade school child, I memorized the books of the Bible. Maybe because of that personal history, when I started to study geology I didn’t resist memorizing the many pieces of the […]
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University undergraduate has helped develop a new method for detecting water on Mars. Her findings appear in Nature Communications, one of the most influential general science journals.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A good friend of mine checks each morning on the Web for the final “Jeopardy” game show question. It’s the last question on the taped TV program to be broadcast later that day. I don’t go to movies or follow […]
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash.- The small hand and nose prints left on the viewing glass at Washington State University’s fluorescent rock exhibit speak volumes about its dazzling impact on young visitors.