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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

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.

How the 2011 Japanese tsunami flung hundreds of marine species across the Pacific to the US west coast (International Business Times) “This has turned out to be one of the biggest, unplanned, natural experiments in marine biology, perhaps in history,” said John Chapman, co-author of the study from Oregon State University. (see also Washington Post, […]

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

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.

How these 3 experiments went from goose egg to science gold (PBS News Hour) At Oregon State University, Li studied the mollusks and noticed that proteins played a huge role in their binding strength. He wanted to make a glue out of the mussel protein, but he could only extract miniscule amounts at a time. […]

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

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.

 Oregon State ag chemist studies Hurricane Harvey’s impact (Capital Press) Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences is working on a project that will help some Houston residents determine if they’ve been exposed to chemicals stirred up by Hurricane Harvey. (see also Houston Chronicle) Warm Northwest waters draw spawning fish north (Phys Org) The rapid […]

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

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 wristbands detect chemicals in Harvey flooding aftermath (KTVZ) Some Houston residents are taking part in an Oregon State University-led study to find out exactly what chemicals they’ve been exposed to in Harvey’s muddy aftermath. They’re wearing a simple silicone wristband invented by an OSU researcher — a “personal passive sampler” that picks up molecules […]

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

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.

 Flight over Eagle Creek fire reveals scorched swaths and seas of green (Oregonian) Bailey was analytical about the destruction that spread out below. Fire is a healthy, natural part of a forest ecosystem, the OSU faculty member said. A century’s worth of suppressing wildfire in the United States has created conditions, especially in the West, […]

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

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.

 The spirit of dialogue (Think Out Loud) Oregon State University geography professor Aaron Wolf has traveled the world helping negotiate water conflicts. Even though he’s a scientist, he’s relied on a variety of spiritual practices in his work, which he writes about in his new book, “The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict.” Is […]

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

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.

The Impossible Burger: Inside the strange science of the fake meat that ‘bleeds’ (Wired) This sort of deconstruction is common in food science, a way to understand exactly how different compounds produce different flavors and aromas. “In theory, if you knew everything that was there in the right proportions, you could recreate from the chemicals […]

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

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.

As a warming climate changes Kodiak bears’ diets, impacts could ripple through ecosystem (The Conversation) I’ve spent the last three years trying to solve this ecological puzzle. After extensive field and lab work along with researchers from Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Flathead Lake Biological Station and Oregon State University, we arrived at a fascinating conclusion. ‘Warm summers and stronger […]

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

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.

When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matter (Science Codex) “Knowing how animal body size correlates with the likelihood of a species being threatened provides us with a tool to assess extinction risk for the many species we know very little about,” said William Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State […]

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

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.

They keep the college moving (Chronicle of Higher Education) If you work as a mechanic at Oregon State University, one of the clearest signs that a new academic year is nigh is the number of pickup trucks that are brought in to be serviced. After a summer of driving to fieldwork locations that are sometimes […]

 

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