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Ask Dr. Universe: Can a shadow make a shadow?

When we look around our world, we can find all kinds of shadows. One way we can explore the answer to your shadow question is with a little experiment. My friend Anya Rasmussen, a physics professor at Washington State University, told me all about it. First, you will need to cast your shadow on a wall.

From Facebook messages to FIBA tournaments, a behind-the-scenes look at how Washington State assembled the best recruiting class in school history

John Andrzejek will be the first to confess it was a shot in the dark. Even with all the channels of communication available to college basketball coaches and the players they recruit in 2020, there’s no handbook for how to track down a 17-year-old kid who grew up in the Delta State of Nigeria, moved to Senegal to polish his game at the African branch of the NBA Academy, then hopped across the Indian Ocean to train at the Centre of Excellence in Canberra, Australia.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have seasons?

It turns out seasons can be quite different depending on where you live. But no matter where you live, the reason for the seasons has to do with the way Earth rotates. To find out exactly why we have seasons, I talked to my friend Vivienne Baldassare, a physics and astronomy professor at Washington State University.