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Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations

PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study that investigated both epigenetic changes – chemical modifications to the DNA – and abnormal neuro-behavior associated with exposure. » More …

Rock Doc column: Mercury lingers from good old days

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

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When I was a younger and more sprightly woman, I spent part of my life investigating unusual hot springs in rural California. They were salty and quite stinky springs out in the middle of nowhere, and several of them occurred right in the center of an old gold-laced mercury deposit. » More …

Starry, Starry Nights

The Jewett Observatory is inviting visitors to bundle up and stop by to enjoy a night of stars at the observatory this Saturday, October 28, at 8 pm.  At this “Star Party” you can view the cosmos and hopefully catch a glimpse of Mercury and Jupiter in the twilight glare from the sun.  The Observatory will also be open on All Hallow’s Eve (Oct. 31), from 6 to 8 pm. The dome will be open and candy will be available.  The viewings will be cancelled if it is a cloudy night.The Jewett Observatory is located off of Chinook Drive, across from the equine track.