Stories tagged: science
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 …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
The government shutdown managed to shut even dinosaurs down – and no temporary reopening will undo the damage, scientists warn.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
There are white and puffy cumulus clouds, thin and wispy cirrus clouds, and tall nimbostratus clouds that stretch high up in to the sky. Believe it or not, when you …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Idaho’s largest animal welfare organization sharply criticized the acquittal of an eastern Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty, warning that the case would become a “rallying cry” for renewed efforts …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Nancy Grace Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, died Dec. 25 at …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
These massive plates move very, very slowly – about one or two inches a year. But when plates slip over or under each other, collide or break away, an earthquake …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases – but a new poll shows they’d draw the line …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
Andrew Hollingshead estimates he’s ruined 10 to 12 tons of potatoes.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
When a 69-year-old Seattle woman had a seizure earlier this year, doctors at Swedish Medical Center thought she may have had a brain tumor. However during surgery, they discovered it …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
In 1847, Joseph Fry figured out how to use these different ingredients to create a chocolate paste that he could mold into a rectangle. He produced the world’s first chocolate …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui received backlash in the scientific community when he announced the birth of twin girls whose genes he had edited. WSU scientist Lisette Maddison said his research …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3 p.m.
Peppers come in colors like orange, green, yellow, and red, and have different amounts of spiciness. They can be dried into flakes, ground into powder, or made into a fiery …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 6:02 p.m.
A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Using two tiny mechanical claws, community members tested out Skagit Regional Health’s new robotic surgery system by unwrapping Starburst candies and moving around mini-rubber rings.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Mammals such as lions and bears roar. But it’s likely that dinosaurs, which were not mammals, had other ways of communicating.
Sat., July 28, 2018
Look to the south or southeast sky after dark during the next week or so and you will see the brightly beaming, rust-colored planet Mars.
Sat., July 28, 2018
It turns out that the experience of getting chills when we listen to music actually has a scientific name: frisson. That’s what I found out when I met up with …
Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 5 p.m.
WSU sleep researcher Hans Van Dongen and his team observe lots of different sleep behaviors at the Sleep and Performance Research Center. He said there are really two main types …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
The main reason a lizard loses its tail is to defend itself. When a lizard detaches its tail, the tail whips around and wiggles on the ground.