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9 hrs ago | SFGate

Whale migration patterns could help set new courses for ships

Researchers learned the migration patterns of the endangered whales along the Pacific Coast and pinpointed just where they typically pause to forage during 15 years of tracking them by radio and satellite.

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

13 hrs ago | Science Daily

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age

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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16 hrs ago | Chicago Parent

New early signs of autism identified

Researchers at Oregon State University recently found a relationship between the development of basic motor skills and the severity of autism in very young children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

21 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

High School Journalism Institute 2014 feeds diversity, fuels dreams

Miles Trinidad , a senior at Glencoe High School, works with The Oregonian's music writer David Greenwald during the High School Journalism Institute at Oregon State University.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Oregon, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers, University of Oregon

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Science

Blue whales being struck by ships

Humans no longer hunt blue whales, but we've found a new way to put the endangered cetaceans at risk: plowing into them with our ships.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA, Long Beach, CA

Live Science

Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to 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.

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TheBlaze.com

Why a Scientist Is Now Attacking a 13-Year-Old's Science Fair...

The findings made by a 12-year-old, now 13-year-old, student for her sixth-grade science fair project was said to "shock ecologists" and received international recognition after confirmation was published in a well-respected scientific journal earlier this year.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Florida International University, US Politics, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ScienceBlogs

Researchers develop innovative way to detect fake malaria drugs that...

It looks like a simple piece of paper and it's nearly as cheap, ideally costing just pennies.

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Medical News Today

During aging, 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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ResearchBuzz

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, Google Earth, Fancy Dress Balls, More: Evening Buzz, July 21, 2014

"In a labor of love dating back seven years, [Aaron Hostetter] has translated 66 percent of extant Old English poetry - and counting - on his web-based Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

MLive.com

WMU's Sunseeker team ties for third at Formula Sun Grand Prix, one of ...

The three-day, closed track solar race ended with the WMU team tied with the University of Minnesota, with 110 laps.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Principia College, Illinois State University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Rice scientist part of study to map Mount St. Helens' depths

Mount St. Helens erupted on July 22, 1980. Now, geophysicists are planning to use explosions to map the volcano's interior.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Rice University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Washington, Earthquake

The Oregonian

High School Journalism Institute 2014 welcomes 20 aspiring journalists

They might still be in high school for now, but the 20 student journalists participating in High School Journalism Institute this week could well grace the front pages of The Oregonian in the future.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

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Related Topix: Coos Bay, OR, Marine Biology, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Thousands of lives could be saved by new technology that spots fake malaria drugs

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine - an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Chemistry, Science

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Science Daily

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize '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, Biochemistry

The Oregonian

Renting goats to eat invasive plants: They're good mowers but watch the rhodies

Briana Murphy may not carry a crooked staff, but with a blonde braid slung over one shoulder and a straw hat firmly perched on her head, she wears the title of shepherdess well.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wine Business Online

King Estate Winemaker, Ben Howe, Appointed VP of Operations

King Estate Winery, the iconic Willamette Valley based Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris producer, has tapped its' current head winemaker, Ben Howe, to fill a new position: vice president of operations.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Walla Walla, WA

ThinkProgress

Science Confirms It's Pretty Much Impossible For Women To Avoid Being Judged On Their Sexuality

Female sexuality is caught up in a double standard : women are simultaneously encouraged to present themselves as sex objects to cater to the male gaze, and derided as " slutty " if they actually follow through.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Summit County Voice

Environment: Changes in precipitation may drive birds response to global warming

Populations of familiar backyard birds like the rufous hummingbird and evening grosbeak are declining, a trend that may be linked with changes in precipitation patterns across the western U.S. Scientists studying the changes with a new model say precipitation, rather than temperature, may be the the main factor in determining how birds will respond ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Entomology

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