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Friday, May 22, 2015

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.

Bracelet tests toxins we’re exposed to every day (KGW) OSU Professor Kim Anderson helped develop the wristband. “The way chemicals are used in the U.S. is that we don’t necessarily test them before they’re put into commerce,” Anderson said. She explained that exposure to various chemicals can have health consequences. She said 50-70 percent of […]

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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.

 Major fish kill likely in Klamath River as salmon parasite thrives in drought (Oregonian) A deadly salmon parasite is thriving in the drought, infecting nearly all the juvenile chinook in the Klamath River in Northern California as they prepare to migrate to the ocean. The parasite, whose full name is Ceratomyxa shasta, occurs naturally in […]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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.

Why Does Mold Come In So Many Colors? (Popular Science) The amazing diversity of colors produced by molds and other fungi can vary regionally, says Sara Robinson, a researcher at Oregon State University. Blues and greens are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest, whereas oranges are more common in the Amazon. But the raison d’être of […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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.

Why Kindness Is Contagious, According To Science (Huffington Post) Researchers measured the brain activity and heart rates of 104 college students while they watched videos depicting either heroic acts of kindness or humorous situations.When the students were viewing the heroic acts, activity in both the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system peaked — an unusual […]

Monday, May 18, 2015

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.

Amber-encased plant could be oldest known grass (Earth Magazine) “Amber gives us a look at past environments that we don’t get in other types of fossils,” says George Poinar, a botanist at Oregon State University in Corvallis and lead author of the new study, published in the journal Palaeodiversity. (See also Maine News Online) Hazing Is Common […]

 

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