Stories tagged: science
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Pair of south Spokane neighbors find helping with a bumblebee identification project is both challenging and satisfying.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal that discrimination is a somewhat fluid phenomenon that can be mitigated – within certain limits.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
On a sunny Tuesday morning in the tree-covered mountains of the Colville National Forest, all was quiet except for a steady
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
The Spokane Public Schools’ annual four-week STEM camp draws upward of 300 kindergartners through eighth-graders each at Chase and Shaw middle schools.
Wed., July 24, 2019, 6:08 p.m.
After analyzing 2,000 years of detailed records kept by both nature and humans, researchers have discovered that the average surface temperature of the Earth has warmed faster in the past …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Scientists develop new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools are moving ahead with changes to teaching visual arts: Under the format for next year, students in all 34 elementary schools will spend most of their day …
Fri., May 24, 2019, 10 a.m.
Plants sense temperature and daylight to know when its time to grow.
Wed., May 15, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she’d never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit’s hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online …
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife announced this week that the fungus was found in 22 sites in 16 counties in 2019. Eleven of those counties are new, and it has now …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Without even thinking about it, humans can use their eyes, ears, sense of touch, and brain to keep their balance. But sometimes these senses get a little mixed up.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
In a paper published in Nature this week, a team from the University of California, San Francisco explained how they created a “neural decoder” that can create speech. The team …
Fri., April 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Thanks a lot, Grandma: Negative effects of Roundup chemical doesn’t surface for generations, WSU researcher says
Much of the food we eat today may impact our great-grandchildren, a prominent WSU researcher said. Bayer, the company that owns the chemical in question, is fighting that assertion.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 3:11 p.m.
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
The newly pictured supermassive black hole is a beast with no name, at least not an official one. And what happens next could be cosmically confusing.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
The Event Horizon Telescope is a network of 10 radio telescopes on four continents that collectively operate like a single instrument nearly the size of the Earth. The scientists behind …
Thu., March 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists group aims to connect experts with the community through Science Cafes
At a recent Science Cafe event, organized by the Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists, attendees happily consumed refreshments while some chatted about Superworms or hissing cockroaches.
Mon., March 25, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
We can find millions and millions of plankton in bodies of water all over the world – from oceans, rivers, and lakes to ponds and mud puddles.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:59 p.m.
Young Seychelles researcher makes surprise first dive to depth in nation’s uncharted waters.
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
For two years, a group of world-class scientists pitched their idea for a hot new biotech company to investors: a start-up focused on a promising therapy for preeclampsia, a serious …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
Scientists in Hungary on Tuesday protested government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
A grant is helping North Central High School teach students genetics through worm research.
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Our planet is home to all kinds of volcanoes that erupt in different ways. Some eruptions are quiet and continuous, with a slow flow of lava. Other volcanoes erupt explosively …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
One possible explanation for this, said the study’s authors, was that fathers reported playing more with their children, and they suggested that all parents might benefit from more play.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
A glass of water has more molecules than there are stars in the night sky. That’s what I found out from my friend Jack (Qiang) Zhang, an assistant professor of …