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Men think they are math experts, therefore they are
June 29, 2015

From Science Newsline

PULLMAN, Wash. – Just because more men pursue careers in science and engineering does not mean they are actually better at math than women are. The difference is that men think they are much better at math than they really are.

No dis, just abled: Ph.D. student tweaks the message
April 15, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

disability-freePULLMAN, WASH. – When Davi Kallman was a second-grader in El Paso, Texas, her teacher pulled her from the classroom one day to tell her she was “retarded” and would have to drop to a lower grade. Now pursuing a doctoral degree at Washington State University, she has proven that teacher wrong.

Beauty in the eye of the beholder
February 18, 2005

It’s true; beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder — in the rods and cones of the retina, to be exact. According to Ken Kardong, professor of evolutionary biology in the WSU School of Biological Sciences, it is the neurobiology — or the way that color and light receptors in our eyes respond and how our brains interpret it — that affects our perception of the world. Kardong last semester presented a short course on sensory perception and experience at a WSU Cougar Conversation. “The Art of Science and the Science of Art” utilized a wide variety of paintings, photographs, collages and optical … » More …