Stories tagged: science
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
YWCA Women of Achievement honors WSU professor Celestina Barbosa-Leiker with science, technology and environment award
Hard work is part of Celestina Barbosa-Leiker’s DNA. As a child she watched her parents get advanced degrees while they worked and as a Latina woman, Barbosa-Leiker knew hard work …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
The 82,000-square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Facility, scheduled to open by fall 2021, will include 12 teaching laboratories, four research labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a “collaboration studio,” according to …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 7:36 p.m.
North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, according to a new analysis of bird survey and radar data.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
In an effort to understand why monarch populations are plummeting, researchers at the University of Minnesota are investigating road salt as both a culprit and an unlikely solution. Across the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
As hunters, fetchers, and vigilant protectors, dogs have honed a wide array of specialized skills through centuries of breeding.
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.