11-12: Innovation and Research

Something strange is happening in Seattle’s waters. Laura James was one of the first to notice. She alerted scientists when starfish began washing up on the shores near her home.

Approximately 6,700 miles away from Misawa, Japan, one of the Port of Misawa's 65-foot long docks is battering the Washington coast.

Rebekah Green, associate director of the Resilience Institute at Western's Huxley College of the Environment, and two of her students are trying…

It may seem that only annoying songs get stuck in our head but a new study reveals the opposite is actually true.

Researchers at Western Washington University found songs people know and love are more likely to repeat in the brain and environmental cues triggered this phenomenon.

Studies have shown that it's easy to make people falsely recall small details about events, but as the fake memories grow in complexity and specificity, implantation grows progressively harder, though not impossible. After three interviews, researchers at Western Washington University…

Obama’s re-election means that Obamacare will be the law of the land. What may surprise Canadians is that this new law will likely require Canadian provincial governments to spend more money on health care.

Western Washington University professor Steven Globerman…

Andy Bunn, an assistant professor of environmental science at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, will discuss the annual scientific research trips he takes to the Siberian arctic with Western undergrads from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Viking…

Biology graduate student Sean McAllister’s master’s thesis was featured on the cover of the August 2011 edition of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, published by the American Society for Microbiology.

McAllister worked with Biology Professor Craig Moyer and others to…

Butterflies are easy to love, but their night-flying cousins have always been a little harder to cozy up to. A group of Northwest biologists hopes to change that with the first comprehensive guide to the region's moths.

Far from being a bunch of drab…

The first annual WWU Graduate Research Conference showcased dozens of papers and posters by Western's graduate students.

Students and faculty presented research in the fields of Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and History.

The American Psychological Association has awarded Western Washington University Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dana C. Jack the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award for her latest book, “Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World.”…

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