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Friday, May 29, 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.

Gassing up at home (Popular Science) What if you could turn your house into a personal gas station (minus the dirty bathrooms)? Chris Hagen, a mechanical engineer at Oregon State University Cascades, plans to make that possible. He has developed technology to convert as many as 67 million homes into spots to fuel a car. […]

Thursday, May 28, 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 don’t birds need sunscreen?(National Audubon Society) “No one realized that fish themselves actually produce the compounds,” says lead author Taifo Mahmud, a professor at Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy. Oregon university research’s multi-billion benefit to the state’s economy and society (GoLocalPDX) Similarly, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are some of […]

Wednesday, May 27, 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.

OSU names new VP for research (Gazette-Times) Cynthia Sagers, an evolutionary ecologist who currently serves as associate vice provost for research and economic development at the University of Arkansas, will be the next head of OSU’s research enterprise, which last year brought in $285 million worth of grants and contracts. (see also LIFE@OSU) Cherry raincoat […]

Tuesday, May 26, 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.

This Beer Was Brewed to Save Sea Stars (Smithsonian) The new brew aims to help fund researchers seeking the answers some of those questions. “A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards the research of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome conducted by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Ocean,” announces […]

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 […]

Friday, May 15, 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.

Fracking could increase risk of cancer, study finds (Newsweek) Living near to active fracking sites could increase the risk of cancer as the process harmful chemicals into the air, a new study has found. Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Cincinnati found that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, releases polycyclic aromatic […]

 

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