Washington State University (WAZZU) is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience, criminal justice, and communications, as well as its atmospheric, biological chemistry, shock physics, sleep, and wood materials research laboratories. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Earth's extremes point the way to extraterrestrial life
Bizarre creatures that go years without water. Others that can survive the vacuum of open space. Some of the most unusual organisms found on Earth provide insights for Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk ...
Organic agriculture more profitable to farmers, study says
A comprehensive study finds organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers than conventional agriculture.
Researchers see link between hunter-gatherer cannabis use, fewer parasites
Washington State University researchers have found that the more hunter-gatherers smoke cannabis, the less they are infected by intestinal worms. The link suggests that they may unconsciously be, in effect, smoking medical ...
Salt, scientists solve milky rain riddle
CNN News called it a "good old-fashioned weather mystery." Scientists at Washington State University are calling it case closed.
Quantum compute this—Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks
Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.
UV light can kill foodborne pathogens on certain fruits
The growing organic produce industry may soon have a new way to ensure the safety of fresh fruits.
A single hair shows researchers what a bear has been eating
U.S. and Canadian researchers have found they can get a good idea of a grizzly bear's diet over several months by looking at a single hair. The technique, which measures residues of trace metals, can be a major tool in determining ...
US breast milk is glyphosate free
Washington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, does not accumulate in mother's breast milk.
Producing jet fuel compounds from fungus
Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production ...
Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery
Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C.