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2 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

'Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes'

A blue whale killed by a ship collison is examined by Oregon State University researchers aboard their 85-foot vessel, the Pacific Storm NEWPORT, Ore.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Irvine, CA

6 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Study: Climate change warming Northwest

A new study co authored by an Oregon State University researcher says the annual mean temperature in the Pacific Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th century - a gradual warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades and is attributed to human causes.

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Related Topix: Weather

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

'What happens when Earth's climate reaches a tipping point'

CORVALLIS, Ore. Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a "tipping point," where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like.

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The Miami Herald

Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations

Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Jackson County, OR

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

3 NASA Langley Research Center scientists receive awards

Three senior scientists from NASA Langley Research Center were among four researchers honored at a recent ceremony at NASA headquarters in Washington for distinguished service to the country.

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Related Topix: NASA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Small U.S. Cities Prove To Be A Big Draw For Foreign Students

Small cities are among the biggest beneficiaries of a wave of foreign students studying at U.S. universities, according to a Brookings Institution study.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Arkansas State University

BayStreet.ca

New DHA Omega-3 Benefits Discovered By Scientists

Scientific studies have uncovered new information that DHA provides more health benefits beyond brain, eyes and heart than originally thought Austin, Texas / ACCESSWIRE / August 29th, 2014 / Many clinical studies have confirmed the health benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, mainly DHA and EPA.

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Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Austin, TX, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA

The Newberg Graphic

WHEAT KINGS

Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest hit its stride.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Agriculture, Science, Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, OR, Cornelius, OR

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Portland Tribune

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the 'biological clock' found in most life forms.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Biochemistry

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OregonLive.com

Drew Eubanks, a Reynolds High School standout, commits to Oregon State Beavers basketball

Wayne Tinkle is introduced as Oregon State University's new men's basketball head coach Wednesday at Gill Coliseum by athletic director Bob DeCarolis.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

OSU ready to offer advanced degrees in robotics

Jonathan Hurst, at right, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, makes adjustments on one of his walking robots Oregon State University this fall will begin both a master's and doctoral degree program in robotics, one of only a few universities in the nation to offer such graduate-level programs, and a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robots, Science / Technology

OregonLive.com

Presidential tokens stolen from Oregon State University museum returned 50 years later

A decorative mounting of presidential tokens was returned to the Benton County Historical Society & Museum last week; the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seized the coins conducting a search warrant in Portland in May. When exactly a book of 35 mounted presidential commemorative coins was stolen from the Oregon State University's Horner Museum is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Benton County, OR, Multnomah County, OR, Philomath, OR

Daily Journal of Commerce

Walsh promotes Bryan Ware

CONSTRUCTION Walsh Construction Co. has promoted Bryan Ware to assistant superintendent.

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EurekAlert!

How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?

As their moral perspectives change, disillusioned churchgoers find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona

Bioinformatics

SEK: sparsity exploiting k-mer-based estimation of bacterial community composition

As the sample sequence data typically harbors reads of variable lengths and different levels of biological and technical noise, accurate statistical analysis of such data is challenging.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Sweden, World News, Finland, China, Computer Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

State Department

Press Releases: Selection of the Third Annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA , is pleased to announce the selection of the third annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations.

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Greenwich Citizen

Bend four-year campus faces 2015 budget struggle

As OSU-Cascades battles a legal challenge to break ground on the first phase of its planned four-year campus, funding for later development may be in danger of being delayed.

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Portland Tribune

LilyPad, the solar powered pollution cleanup device, wins more funding

Oregon BEST has awarded $94,000 in a second round of funding to help advance the LilyPad, a floating, solar-activated stormwater treatment device that can be deployed in retaining ponds and ditches to keep contaminants from reaching streams.

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The Oregonian

Oregon State, Reed are Oregon's best colleges, Washington Monthly says

Oregon State University ranks above the University of Oregon and Portland State University, but far below the University of Washington, in Washington Monthly's college rankings for 2014.

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Related Topix: University of Oregon, University of Washington, Portland State University, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, OR

Environmental News Network

How Geckos can walk on the ceiling

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling to ceilings, and seemingly defy gravity with such effortless grace.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

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