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Public asked to test water for radiation from Japan
Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Barbie play stunts career dreams, Mrs. Potato Head fosters them, study finds
Barbie stunts girls' career dreams, a study finds, while Mrs. Potato Head has a lot more going on between her detachable ears.
Oregon State University commencement speech to be given by researcher Ann Kiessling
Noted stem cell researcher Ann Kiessling will give the commencement address at Oregon State University 's graduation ceremony in June.
Panel of experts tackle how science affects public policy in Forest Grove town hall event
Jim Moore, director of Pacific University's Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation, moderated a question and answer session with a panel of experts Thursday night.
Food pantries on the rise at US college campuses
"I was just like, 'Oh, my gosh!' I didn't know kids could afford to go here but couldn't have mac and cheese or something like that," said the Livonia, N.Y., freshman.
Fungus-free hops for better beer: Gardening basics
Oregon State University fermentation science students learn about the flavors and aromas of hops.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Quake-up call: 'Little red flags that the subduction zone is active'
The earthquakes felt along the North American west coast this week are essentially a warm-up act to a major subduction zone earthquake, seismologist Chris Goldfinger said.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Central Oregon Coast Programs Feature Birding, Impact of Ocean Turbines
March is not just for whales on the central Oregon coast it's actually for the birds as well.
One in five older Americans take medications that work against each other
About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other -- the medication being used for one condition can actually make the other condition worse.
Where are the 2014 Celts going?
When I talk with my classmates about post-graduation, it seems that most high school seniors won't go very far to further their education.
Maple Street names new board member
Anne Archer recently moved to Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in accounting and she pursued her MBA at Oregon State University.
Salmon in the classroom; high-tech dragonflies; sea otter comeback: the animal beat
Hundreds of salmon nannies - pupils at Portland's Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Schools and Chief Joseph/Ockley Green Elementary - plan to head to the Columbia River Gorge Thursday and Friday to release salmon fry they've raised over the last three months.
Portland State University's faculty union agrees to strike if union leaders call a strike
Portland State University's faculty are prepared to strike if union leaders say the administration is not offering a fair deal in contract negotiations.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Universities try a cultural bridge to lure foreign students
As the anthropology instructor engaged her class, a fault line quickly developed.
The Indianapolis Star
The Barbie backlash? Some Indianapolis Girl Scouts weigh in
Behind that perpetual lipsticked smile, Barbie's been going through a rough time lately.
Benson Polytechnic High School's 2014 Rose Festival Princess announced on Wednesday
The candidates for Benson Polytechnic High School's 2014 Rose Festival Princess have diverse interests.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Examiner interviewed Paul Robb of Information Society about 'Land of the Blind'
The first single from the upcoming Information Society album "Hello World". "Land Of The Blind" is the first Information Society single featuring the classic lineup of Kurt, Paul and James in over 20 years.
Wireless nitrate soil sensor could cut fertilizer use
A University of Oregon spinout company developing a wireless soil sensor to detect nitrate levels in fields that could help farmers reduce fertilizer use by up to 30 percent has been awarded Oregon BEST commercialization funding to fast-track the product to the marketplace.
The Forest Grove News-Times
In our culture-wartorn landscape, "science" could be added to that old adage about maintaining harmony by never discussing politics or religion.
Pet columnist Monique Balas honored by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
Monique Balas, pet columnist for The Oregonian, was given the 2014 Veterinary Service Award Saturday by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.