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NASA doesn't have an exploration vessel, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does, so NASA is partnering with the seafaring agency to study Lo'ihi for 21 days. Remote operated vehicles (ROVs) will be sent down to Lo'ihi to collect rocks and observe the vibrant…

A strange phenomenon is appearing in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Big, pink ponds are dotting the higher elevations -- a result of something called "watermelon snow."

"Everyone was confused," said Dr. Robin Kodner, an assistant professor of biology at Western…

Derek Moscato, an assistant professor of journalism and public relations at Western Washington University, has published a new article in the Journal of Public Interest Communication. The study, “Clearcut Persuasion? Audience Cognition of Mediated Environmental Advertising through the Lens of…

Professor and former chair of the Anthropology Department, Daniel Boxberger is retiring after fall quarter, but he said he plans to stay busy and will continue to focus on his research and advocacy work with Native American tribes. 

Boxberger, who has taught at Western since 1983,…

Her most important slide showed decreases in the level of mutant huntingtin in trial participants’ CSF — indicative of reduced levels of the toxic protein in their brains — that were proportional to the amounts of drug the volunteers had received. At the two highest doses, production of the…

Western Washington University biology professor Robin Kodner, who is leading “The Living Snow Project,” shared updates about the research Wednesday as part of the university’s annual “Science and the UniverCity” lecture series that is free and open to the public.

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Although no one directly witnessed the eruption — as that would mean waiting in a deep-sea submersible at a reasonable distance away — scientists still knew about it. Lo‘ihi sits on the side of the Big Island, so the strong earthquakes that typically accompany eruptions were picked…

The Northwest Worm Meeting Saturday, June 2 will bring together C. elegans researchers from Vancouver, Seattle, and Bellingham, and will include student and faculty presentations, and a poster session. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided this year free of charge.

 

Lasers, 3D printers and million-year-old fossils are bringing together high tech and ancient creatures in a digitization project by Assistant Professor of Geology Robyn Dahl.

Dahl uses laser scans to make 3D computer models of the specimens from the department’s fossil…

 

Using Skagit County’s Helping Hands Food Bank and Neighbors in Need Food Bank as test subjects, Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) recently completed a study charting the economic importance of food banks on the communities they serve…

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