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Washington State University researcher Leah Sheppard has found that attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. CREDIT Washington State University

Attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy

They’ve been told attractive people are better off. Thanks to an innate human bias that’s become known as the “what is beautiful is good”...
Scientists create microparticles that could help save honey bees

Scientists create microparticles that could help save honey bees

Scientists at Washington State University have created a microscopic particle that could save honey bee colonies from collapse. It attracts pesticide residue in bees. Over time, pollen...
After five days, rice plants with the extra phosphorylase peptide removed (right) are nearly double the size of normal rice plants (left).

Eradicating plant enzyme could result in faster growth, more food

A new study by three WSU researchers discovered that how phosphorylase, a chemical that plants and creatures both have, works with photosynthesis. Phosphorylase has been studied...
Water runs through Washington State University pervious pavement. Credit: Washington State University

Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to enhance permeable pavement

A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. The researchers have shown...
Professor Jayaram Sankar Works with a Student in the Virtual Reality Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory.

Virtual reality technology enables virtual Olympics participation

Immersive virtual reality (VR) technology developed at Washington State University (WSU), and being utilized at this year’s winter Olympics, is primed for a series...
Coffin in lab with fish in runoff water samples. Her research indicates that toxic stormwater runoff negatively affects the hair-like cells allowing fish to sense surrounding motion.

Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater

Washington State University analysts have discovered that salmon face a one-two punch when they swim in the stormwater overflow of urban roadways. In the first...