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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Monkeypox spreads through prolonged direct contact or large droplets, meaning it is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Science Explained: What is monkeypox, how is it different from COVID-19?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 27, 2022

Four people in Washington, all of them in King County, have tested positive for monkeypox, a virus that has been appearing in headlines worldwide since May. However, monkeypox is much less transmissible...

A Vireo perched on a treebranch.

Wildlife of the Week: Warbling Vireo

MASON MARON June 24, 2022

In the springs and summers of Pullman, one can often hear the bubbly song of the Warbling Vireo.  This small songbird does well in urban and suburban areas, building its nests in forested parks...

A successful gut-on-a-chip model will determine whether or not researchers can use microcin to control an infection.

Researchers develop gut-on-a-chip technology to study E. coli, future treatments

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 20, 2022

WSU researchers are developing gut-on-a-chip technology to determine why Escherichia coli can be lethal in dogs and humans. Escherichia coli, or E. coli, is a group of bacteria that live in the intestinal...

Watch out for this reptiles distinct tail rattle.

Wildlife of the Week: The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

MASON MARON June 17, 2022

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake is found throughout the dry, arid parts of the Pacific Northwest, including the Palouse. They range from Southwestern Canada to Northern Mexico, generally inhabiting...

The finch species has a decurved bill that is used to feed on nectar.

Wildlife of the week: ‘I’iwi

MASON MARON May 23, 2022

The ʻIʻiwi, also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper, is a unique finch species found only in the Hawaiian islands. The finch species has a long, decurved bill specialized for feeding...

Senior Alexandra Puzon will graduate with a microbiology degree this spring.

Senior microbiology researcher makes strides toward emergency medicine

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

When she plays the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, WSU senior Alexandra Puzon plays the Druid class for its healing capabilities.  In her DnD experience, she noticed a balanced...

Senior Olivia Hayden will graduate this spring with a degree in biochemistry.

Senior biochemist finds Cougar family in Air Force ROTC, research community

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 28, 2022

Olivia Hayden lifts a 40-pound bag of sand over her shoulders, preparing to walk from Pullman to Moscow alongside her brother and the rest of Air Force ROTC Detachment 905.  At around 3:30 a.m., she...

Senior Brianna Knode will graduate this spring with degrees in chemistry and genetics and cell biology.

Chemistry, genetics major to research cancer biology at Cornell

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

Brianna Knode initially considered WSU as a safety school when she was applying to colleges four years ago. She toured the Pullman campus out of convenience, only to fall in love with the friendly environment...

A calliope hummingbird flies in the University of Idaho Arboretum on Aug. 25, 2020 in Moscow, Idaho.

Wildlife of the week: Calliope hummingbird

MASON MARON April 21, 2022

The calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in all of the U.S., averaging around only 2.5 grams, or .005 pounds, according to Birds of the World.  These tiny hummingbirds spend their winters in southern...

Science of sleep

Science of sleep

ISABELLE BUSCH April 21, 2022

Especially for college students, sleep is a vital resource! Getting enough hours a night may pose a constant challenge for us, but many species in the animal world evolved clever ways to sneak in some...

Some breeds, like the Alaskan Malamute and Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, look remarkably like wolves. Despite thousands of years of domestication, dogs retain many instincts that wolves depend on in the wild.

Dog behaviors decoded

ISABELLE BUSCH April 21, 2022

Dogs trot through campus, frolic in the park and relax on our couches. People often characterize their behaviors as cute, deciding their actions are a means of asking for food or attention. However, our...

Some people deny their CHS diagnosis because cannabis is often thought of as a treatment for nausea, not something that causes it.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Dangers of the stoner lifestyle

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor April 14, 2022

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a medical condition causing repeated and severe vomiting in long-time daily cannabis users.  CHS has a very brief history in the world of medicine, first described...

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