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Friday, May 30, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Lyme disease bacteria older than the human race (Discovery News) Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) studied four ticks found in the Dominican Republic, and the sap-trapped critters revealed a large grouping of cells that bear a close resemblance to Borrelia, a type of bacteria that to this day causes Lyme disease. (International Business Times,Houston Chronicle, […]

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Antarctic iceberg flotilla caused huge sea-level rise (Yahoo News) “The Antarctic Ice Sheet had been considered to be fairly stable and kind of boring in how it retreated,” said study co-author Peter Clark, a climate scientist at Oregon State University. “This shows the ice sheet is much more dynamic and episodic, and contributes to rapid sea-level rise.” […]

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

NuScale completes federal funding deal worth up to $217 million (Oregonian) NuScale, which emerged from research at Oregon State University, is developing modular nuclear reactors that it says are cheaper, quicker to build and safer to shut down in the event of a disaster. The technology is unproven, and the federal program is designed to […]

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Rare butterfly back in Willamette Valley refuge (KOMO News) “This is the first time we’ve had a planned release of Fender’s blue, ever,” said Paul Severns, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University, who is using the release as a way to study which species of lupine the butterfly prefers for its eggs and larvae. […]

 

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