New Tech Makes Scientific Data Cheaper And Easier To Secure


The miniaturization of technology and some clever new machines mean scientists are now getting lots of data — sometimes delivered via phone to the comfort of an office chair.

Would You Lock Yourself In A Box Of Smog — For Science?


If you could teleport inside a polluted box to save lives, would you?

Long Odds Confront Those Hunting Cougar That Killed Oregon Hiker


How do you know you've caught the right cougar? Bad weather and difficult conditions slow the hunt for a cougar thought to have killed a hiker in Oregon.

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A Fire-Filled Future Could Lead To More Smoke-Related Deaths

Deaths related to air pollution from wildfires could double by the end of the century, according to newly published research into the links between climate change, wildfires and human health.

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OSU Tries To Answer Why Mount St. Helens Isn't Where It Should Be

For years, scientists have wondered why Mount St. Helens is out of line with other volcanoes on the Pacific Northwest’s ring-of-fire. Oregon State University scientists think they now have the answer.

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Insects Could Eat Twice As Much Wheat By The End Of The Century

As the planet warms, we're going to face bigger numbers of hungrier bugs. That could lead to lost crops in Oregon, and around the globe.

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We’ve Seen The Future of Meat, And It’s Plants

On this episode of ReInventors, we visit Field Roast’s test kitchen to learn how their chefs are creating the future of meat by fusing ancient Chinese recipes with traditional charcuterie.

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This Oregon Farmer Grows Seeds To Restore Land Scorched By Wildfires

Once wildfires are finally extinguished across the west, another threat lingers: the burned landscapes provide an opportunity for invasive species to thrive, forcing out essential native plants.

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We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. 

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Northwest Huckleberries Could Be Close To Domestication

Wild huckleberries growing across the Northwest have never been domesticated for commercial production, but new research could change that. 

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Discovery Of Batten Disease In Monkeys Could Lead To Therapies For Humans

Researchers hope that the discovery of Batten disease among macaques could help drive the development of new therapies.

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When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science

Western politicians who represent fire-prone regions are reluctant to tell their smoke-weary constituents that there sometimes needs to be more fire in the forest.

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Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they're back, but will they thrive?

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