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Misinformation is difficult to navigate because there are often elements of truth embedded throughout the rest of the information, said Erica Austin, WSU professor and director of the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

WSU faculty member speaks on COVID-19 misinformation

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2021

According to one WSU faculty member, misinformation is a prominent factor of the pandemic and has ultimately determined many people’s decisions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem is...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can help plants absorb light and water. They expand the plant’s root zone and act as a biofertilizer.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers use fungi to replace chemical fertilizers

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A team at WSU Tri-Cities is researching a type of fungus that could replace chemical fertilizers in crops. The team is working to see if applying inoculants that contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

The Asian giant hornet does not have predators in the U.S and can destroy a honey bee colony within minutes.

Asian giant hornet could spread in US, researchers say

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 5, 2020

The Asian giant hornet could potentially settle on the west coast, according to a recently published research article by WSU researchers.  The hornet is native to Asia, and it preys on honey bees,...

Private prisons are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government. The stipends are based on the size of the prison or the number of prisoners.

Private prisons can cause longer prison sentences, study says

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 28, 2020

WSU researchers found private prisons can contribute to mass incarceration with longer sentences for prisoners, according to a recently published article.  The first private prisons opened in the 1980s....

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University...

WSU student Samuel Karcher has been analyzing the behavior of nuclear fuel in different storage conditions since 2017.

WSU doctorate student received nuclear technology award

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 2, 2020

A WSU doctorate student’s research paper landed him a second-place spot in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development Awards Program. Samuel Karcher, materials science and engineering...

Scott Harper, WSU assistant professor of virology, examines diseased cherries, which can be small and bitter.

WSU tree researchers attempt to prevent Little Cherry Disease

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief August 28, 2020

WSU scientists and cherry growers are finding new ways to prevent Little Cherry Disease, an infection that spreads between trees and can significantly decrease fruit yield.  When a tree growing fruit...

Scientists do not fully understand how bats have so many viruses that can spill over to humans, a WSU researcher says. When humans contract a virus from bats, it can cause disease and death.

Bats must be studied more to understand transmission of viruses, researchers say

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 20, 2020

In a literature review, WSU researchers determined bats must be studied more. This is because scientists do not know enough about how to lessen the threats they pose to human health.  When bat viruses...

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