Happiness is a many-splendored thing.
There are a lot of facets to well-being, happiness, and joy. Washington State University faculty in history, psychology, philosophy, nursing, and medicine examined several aspects of happiness in the Fall 2022 feature, “…and the pursuit of happiness.” The science of happiness has been a growing field, with real world implications for our mental and physical health, society, and future.
Dive even deeper into the topic through the articles and courses below.
This popular free course from Yale University offers a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and … » More …
Watch the the bears at the Washington State University Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility providing information and understanding for bear conservation.
The bears also provide invaluable insight into human health because of their ability to regulate insulin and avoid muscle atrophy during hibernation.
Watch the bears at the WSU Bear Center:
Bear Conservation and Research
Bears digging a den
October enrichment for the bears
A key to human heart disease could lie with hibernating grizzly bears
More photos and videos of the grizzlies at the WSU Bear Center
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COVID-19 spurred a lot research around Washington State University. The stories below represent some highlights of that research.
Read a quick round-up of more WSU research around COVID-19.
Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has a likely connection to bats, and the next viral outbreak probably will too, unless scientists can quickly learn more about the thousands of viruses carried by one of the most diverse mammals on the planet.