Stories tagged: science
Sun., May 31, 2020
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s …
UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020
A bright flash of light caught on many Spokane security cameras Thursday night was likely a small meteor or fireball local astronomers say.
Thu., May 21, 2020
Forty years ago on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., Mount St. Helens erupted.
Tue., May 19, 2020
A new study calculates global carbon emissions declined by 17% at the height of the pandemic shutdown.
Tue., May 5, 2020
If you thought the coronavirus presented difficult policy questions, don’t worry – we have science. Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted the other day, “The West Coast is – and will continue …
Wed., April 29, 2020
Get outside today with these fun outdoor science experiments. Insect Hotel: Attract bugs that can be beneficial for pollination and keeping away pests. Use a wood or cardboard box. Use …
UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020
President Donald Trump’s comment about injecting disinfectant to fight coronavirus is just the latest in a long list of comments and actions that run contrary to mainstream science.
UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020
A big picture look at global insect decline shows land bugs are disappearing at a rate of nearly 1% a year
Wed., April 15, 2020
While most leaders of major religions have supported governments’ efforts to fight the pandemic by limiting gatherings, a minority of the faithful – in both religious and secular institutions – …
UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020
Washington State University researchers have mapped which parts of the state may be most vulnerable to COVID-19 – down to individual census tracts – using mortality data for chronic conditions …
Fri., April 3, 2020
Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist and the first American woman in space, once said, “Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020
Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA’s second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls. NASA said Wednesday that Americans from all 50 states, the District …
UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020
A tiny fossil skull is giving scientists a rare glimpse at early ancestors of today’s birds.
UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted multiple religious faiths to change or cancel services as houses of worship try to help contain the disease. But some church leaders are also tackling …
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
The governor of Washington said the vice president called to thank his state for their efforts against the novel coronavirus – and got a blunt message back.
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.