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  • Scientists sequence Norway spruce DNA. The tree's genome is LONG

    Scientists sequence Norway spruce DNA. The tree's genome is LONG
    Researchers reported Wednesday that they had sequenced the genome of the Norway spruce, a giant evergreen native to Europe that has also been planted widely in parts of North America. Published in the journal Nature, the catalog of the tree's DNA was...
  • Examining the scientific evidence against genetically modified foods

    Though the balance of evidence supports the idea that genetically modified foods are safe to eat and don't harm the environment, a few reports have suggested otherwise. Here are three of them. •French scientists reported in September that rats fed a...
  • This is not Buzz Aldrin's space chow

    Michele Perchonok sat contemplating a shrink-wrapped brick of freeze-dried mac and cheese just outside the test kitchen at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The dish has been served countless times on the space shuttle and International Space Station. When...
  • Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

    Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment. Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact...
  • 'At Middleton' romantic comedy gets a middling grade

     'At Middleton' romantic comedy gets a middling grade
    "At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation. I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
  • U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools

    U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools
    The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
  • New dean named at UCI's business school

    UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business will have a new dean this summer, according to a news release. Eric R. Spangenberg, who is in his ninth year as the dean Washington State University's College of Business, will take the helm of the Paul...
  • Gregoire on budget cuts: 'I'm dismantling much of what I've built'

    Gregoire on budget cuts: 'I'm dismantling much of what I've built'
    Governor Christine Gregoire said that budget shortfalls in Washington are forcing her to undo her legacy of public service. “I’m dismantling much of what I’ve built my entire career,” Gregoire said in an exclusive interview.   ...
  • Betty White becomes honorary Cougar

    Betty White becomes honorary Cougar
    America's favorite senior citizen, Betty White, is now an honorary Washington State University alumna. WSU Provost Warwick Bayly presented White, 89, with a white doctor's coat at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Associations' (WSVMA) gala earlier...
  • WSU president apologizes for delay in financial aid

    WSU president apologizes for delay in financial aid
    The president of Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd, recently apologized to a bevy of students unable to get their financial aid due to a computer glitch. Floyd wrote in an open letter that he wanted to "express (a) sincere apology" to...