Stories tagged: Ask Dr. Universe
Sat., April 28, 2018, 11 a.m.
WSU researcher Hang Liu imagines a different future for our used clothes. In her lab, she and her team are coming up with creative ways to recycle cotton into a …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
The average human who lives in the U.S. creates about 4.83 pounds of trash each day. Many people don’t really see much of it, though.
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
While the human body has many parts made up of lots cells, some living things are actually just one little cell – an amoeba or a bacteria, for example.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
When we chew or cut broccoli, we damage the plant tissues and a new compound forms. It’s actually this compound in broccoli that gives off that, well, unique broccoli smell. …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe column for Feb. 26, 2018.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Ever since you were born, different cells have been working on your hair. Each hair sprouts from a follicle, a sort of little hair-making factory under your skin. Here, some …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Jan. 22.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Mountain temperatures have less to do with proximity to the sun and more about air pressure. Or lack of it.
Why is it so cold up in the mountains if heat rises and it’s closer to the sun?
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, December 11, 2017.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe column for Dec. 4, 2017.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 3 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Different blood types may have evolved to fight infectious diseases, environmental threats
The blood types we have today evolved a very long time ago. Type A is the most ancient blood type and has been found in hominids – or pre-humans.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 1 p.m.
It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21. This solar eclipse will be the only one visible from across the lower 48 states in …
Sun., July 23, 2017
It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4 p.m.
Why do people grow hair under their nose? Why does it grow down instead of up?
Mon., May 8, 2017
Dear Dr. Universe: What do planets have inside? – Rhianna, 10, California Dear Rhianna,
Mon., May 1, 2017
The warming air can make like difficult on land and sea.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4 p.m.
You know it’s springtime when animals start coming out of hibernation. That includes ladybugs that crawl out from their cozy winter hiding places.
Sun., April 2, 2017, noon
It’s true – the things we learn at school can get more complicated each year. In pretty much all subjects, what you learn in fifth grade will be harder than …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
People who spend a lot of time with animals might tell you that something special seems to be going on here. But scientists are looking for evidence and want to …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4 p.m.
Nadia asks: Why are plants green?