Stories tagged: research
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Bathing in their own secretions: Lime-green spittlebugs are popular on the Palouse this time of year
Tiny lime-green insects with red eyes, called spittlebugs, or “frog hoppers,” are all over the Palouse this spring, relaxing on plants in their own bubble secretions.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
WSU and UI researchers say there’s more magma beneath Yellowstone caldera than previously thought
Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.
Mon., June 11, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
University of Idaho gets biofuel research grant
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Idaho researcher studying biofuels.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study
Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
A UW student found success, and answers about her father’s addiction
Mackenzie Andrews, who is about to graduate from the University of Washington, began a quest to understand her father and why her family fell apart after his arrest.
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
WWU researcher continues watermelon snow project
Mount Baker and the surrounding North Cascades are known for their white-capped peaks and blue-toned glaciers, but there’s a lesser-known hue also found in the high-elevation snow. Algae can cast …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Dutch researchers uncover dirty jokes in Anne Frank’s diary
Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary that she had covered over with brown masking paper, discovering four risque jokes and a candid …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Wolf researcher who accused WSU of silencing him gets $300K to settle lawsuit and go away
A leading wolf researcher has agreed to leave Washington State University at the end of the spring term in return for $300,000 to settle a suit he brought over infringement …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand
Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Flying cars get Uber boost from research pact with NASA
Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
UW research links brain injuries with dementia
People with even a single concussion are more likely to develop dementia than people with no history of brain injuries, according to a University of Washington study
Fri., April 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
WSU researchers look to fish for insight on human skull development
Fish research at Washington State University could lead to advances for human health by increasing the knowledge of some developmental disorders that cause facial deformities.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
WSU, national laboratory to join forces on nuclear research
Students at Washington State University will take part in research on nuclear science and technology, power grids and utilizing bioproduct waste in a partnership between WSU and Pacific Northwest National …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy’s dirty secret
Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are – as some parents have long suspected – a haven for nasty bugs.
UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Washington researcher working to solve world hunger
After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Saving spinach: A WSU plant researcher’s work helps lucrative spinach seed industry
Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Can a 1-year-old reason like a scientist? Yes, new research concludes.
In intriguing research, a team of scientists may have discovered the earliest age at which a person can reason logically: 12 months.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
Conservatives less likely to trust vaccines and public health efforts
New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
University of Idaho seeks funding for dairy research center
Fundraising in the next few months will be vital to constructing a world class dairy-centric research and teaching facility in southern Idaho.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Shawn Vestal: When cows were the cornerstone of income inequality
One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
WSU researchers discover shrinking gene pool among Chinook salmon populations
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Women’s hands really are colder than men’s, scientists confirm
Using thermal images, University of Utah researchers compared the hands of men and women, and found that women’s hands typically run 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit colder than men’s.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Clemson, USC to partner in research with new Samsung plant
Samsung is bringing together South Carolina’s two biggest universities – and sports rivals – to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Minnesota researchers create Alzheimer’s detection device
University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Scientists call on U.S. to allow research on pot meds for pets
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Researchers study the genetics of bighorn sheep
Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Amazon Key delivery driver could knock out security camera, researchers show
A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock Amazon.com’s new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious delivery drivers for the online retailer’s new …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Clearwater steelhead project seeks public donations
Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Drugmakers’ rare disease R&D incentives cut in GOP tax bill
Drug and biotechnology companies researching treatments for rare diseases would lose a tax incentive that helps lower the cost of their drug development programs under the Republican tax bill unveiled …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Future of football safety could come down to research in Riddell’s suburban Chicago office
With youth participation waning and football facing increased concerns over head trauma, the future of the game could well come down to the work being done in a windowless room …