Stories tagged: science
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Those nucleotides conceal secrets of the virus’ past, including its origins, its passage among families and its journey to distant ports. They signal how long it has been at large …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
The 32-year-old graduated Friday from a two-year astronaut training program in Houston. She’s among the class of new astronauts who’ll be eligible for space flight as NASA sets its sights …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced climate change on daily weather patterns at the global scale. If verified by subsequent work, the findings, published Thursday …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Navy Lt. Kayla Barron, 32, will be among the 11 astronaut candidates graduating from spaceflight training next month. Any of those astronauts could be selected for manned missions to the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Climate meeting in Madrid gains fresh urgency amid scientists’ warnings, political discord over global warming
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Researchers from Stanford and UC San Diego have achieved a difficult breakthrough, making the first recordings of a blue whale’s beating heart while the animal swam in the wild along …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Now more than ever it is true that if we do not choose the path of a life well examined, using faith, reason and evidence, we risk losing everything.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Scientists say they’ve developed a framework to make computer algorithms “safer” to use without creating bias based on race, gender or other factors. The trick, they say, is to make …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
Mercury is putting on a rare show next week, parading across the sun
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
As hunters, fetchers, and vigilant protectors, dogs have honed a wide array of specialized skills through centuries of breeding.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Pair of south Spokane neighbors find helping with a bumblebee identification project is both challenging and satisfying.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Scientists develop new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
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
Plants sense temperature and daylight to know when its time to grow.
Wed., May 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
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.