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4 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

OSU extension center bill moves in Senate

A bill that would allow Oregon State University to move its Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a more rural area moved forward Wednesday through a U.S. Senate subcommittee Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives

6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Learn to can: Forest Grove Food Preservation Series will help summer harvests last into winter

With some glass jars, a few simple tools and a bit of know-how, you can be preserving summer's flavors to enjoy all year long.

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Related Topix: Forest Grove, OR, Washington County, OR, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

10 hrs ago | ECNmag

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

The world's oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

15 hrs ago | The Courier Mailer

Beaverton leadership program promotes diversity in civic engagement

Holly Thompson, far left, and graduates of the BOLD program gather in front of city hall.

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21 hrs ago | Beaverton Valley Times

A fair time had by all - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 01:00

The Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro was hopping last weekend. Thousands of folks flocked to the grounds to experience fried foods, carnival rides and the best agriculture the county has to offer.

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Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Hillsboro, OR, Agriculture, Science, Forest Grove, OR

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Oregonian

Rabid fox found in Junction City neighborhood Lane County officials warn

A fox picked up by wildlife authorities was tested and turned out to have rabies, Lane County Health & Human Services reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Lane County, OR, Junction City, OR, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Science, Industry and Business

From Finding Nemo to minerals - what riches lie in the deep sea?

As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world's largest environment.

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Related Topix: State University, AR

Daily Mail

Men can be maternal too! Neuroscientist reveals that fathers can...

It's often said that mothers share a special maternal bond with their child that is unmatched by others, including the father, despite his paternal role.

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The Newberg Graphic

Madagascar is eye-opener for SHS graduate - Tuesday, 29 July 2014 01:00

Kara Leavitt took a path less traveled following her graduation from Sherwood High School in 2007: After earning a degree in biology/animal science from Oregon State University in 2011, she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Madagascar.

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Related Topix: Madagascar, World News, Africa, Travel, Madagascar Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: African-American

OregonLive.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine

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