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2 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Small shift in West Coast shipping lanes can protect blue whales, study says

Despite decades of protection from hunting and commercial fishing, the world's population of blue whales has dwindled from hundreds of thousands to just 10,000 today, one quarter of which live in the northeastern Pacific Ocean off the West Coast of the United States.


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

6 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Sea star wasting disease hits Olympic Peninsula's marine science centers

This May 16 photo provided by Oregon State University shows an ochre sea star with one leg disintegrating from star wasting syndrome on the Oregon coast.


Related Topix: Port Angeles, WA, Port Townsend, WA

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

OSU discovers ways to make 'the pill' more effective in obese women

Birth control pills are less effective in obese women because obesity changes how a woman's body clears contraceptive hormones, according to OSU researchers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

13 hrs ago | The La Grande Observer

BRIEFLY: Extension office closed for 3 days

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Related Topix: Union County, OR, La Grande, OR

20 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Ships and endangered blue whales on a collision course off California coast

Blue whales cluster for long periods of time in the busy Pacific Ocean shipping lanes off the California coast, raising concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered marine mammals, a new study has found.


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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Oregonian

Pantry provides sustenance for Oregon State University community

Landscape manager Annie Kersting is enthusiastic about her produce. "Taste this strawberry," she said.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Organic Food

The Oregonian

Corvallis community pulls together to support Darkside Cinema

Paul Turner, who co-owns the theater, leans over the counter and greets them. He tells a young mother if she doesn't like the movie, she can have her money back.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Oregon

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Oregonian

OSU names new dorm after its first African-American male graduate

Construction on the $28 million dorm Tebeau Hall is scheduled to be finished in time for fall 2014 classes.


Related Topix: African-American

Families of transgender children finding the path of acceptance

N.H. and his mom and sister spent a recent afternoon playing in the water fountain at Oregon State University.


Related Topix: Transgender

The Oregonian

Oregon State researchers investigate honeybee mysteries

Past rows of hazelnut trees and solar panels, down a gravel road and across a grass field, Ramesh Sagili and his two research students stood dressed in white beekeeping suits and shirts, with black mesh covering their faces.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Courier Mailer

David Herder: Westview student overcomes hearing disability to excel in soccer, journalism

David Herder calls soccer his "second home." It has become a key part of his identity, helping the Westview High School outside back weather adversity.


Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine

Teen jounalists get the buzz on bees at OSU

Teen journalists Nardous Bahru of Parkrose High School and Andrew Nguy of David Douglas High School donned protective suits and stepped into the buzzing of bees as they reported and photographed field research Thursday at Oregon State University's Honey Bee Lab in Corvallis.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Oregon

Christian Science Monitor

Small shift in West Coast shipping lanes can protect blue whales, study says

On the clear warm sunny day in Southern California Blue whale dives and shows it's fluke in front of the Sea Breeze Cruises flagship the Triumphant during a whale watching trip on the Pacific Ocean from Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The News Tribune

Health Department interns of all ages discover healthy knowledge of themselves

To contact the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department about paid internships and unpaid volunteer opportunities, go online to Thanh-Hau Pham arrived in Tacoma from Vietnam eight years ago, finished her junior year at Stadium High School in June and was considering summer school when she dropped by the ... (more)


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA, Medicine, Nursing

Beaverton Valley Times

Parker Stables is turning out champions - Friday, 25 July 2014 10:55

Set among the rolling hills between Beef Bend and Roy Rogers roads lies Parker Stables, with 29 horses currently in residence.


Related Topix: Tigard, OR, Washington County, OR, Tualatin, OR, Sherwood, OR

Thu Jul 24, 2014


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.


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

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.


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

Wed Jul 23, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Irvine, CA, Long Beach, CA