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Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to...

Research: Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of carbon

Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly...

Consumers should ‘sweat the small stuff’ to get healthier

International researchers say even one small act, such as failing to recycle a water bottle, can decrease commitment to an overall goal of well-being,...

Solving a physics mystery: Those ‘solitons’ are really vortex rings

The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a...

3D printed implants may soon fix complex injuries

In an age where 3-D printers are becoming a more and more common tool to make custom designed objects, some researchers are using the technology...

Probing confluence of human, animal, environmental health in Africa

Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at the interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats.“Human-animal medicine...

Accidental discovery dramatically improves conductivity

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to...

Researchers acquit guava of spreading deadly fungus

No more pitting guava against eucalyptus when it comes to explaining how a poorly understood fungal disease spreads. That is the conclusion reported by...

Researchers hit virtual heads to make softball safer

Two nearly identical softballs, both approved for league play, can have dramatically different effects when smacked into a player's head.Those are the findings from...

Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in...

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