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Study finds sudden shift in “forcing” led to demise of Laurentide ice sheet

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Jun 22, 2015
A new study found that a shift in "radiative forcing" led to the demise of the huge Laurentide Ice Sheet that once covered almost all of Canada.… Read full story.
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Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

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Jun 22, 2015
Both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt to changing situations.… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Kevin McShane, who attended Portland's Jesuit High School and Clackamas Community College, comes from a long list of family members who have attended Oregon State, including his father (Bill), mother (Laura), step-mother (Beth) and five cousins. He arrived at OSU for the 2008-2009 season as a walk-on and left as a three-year team captain. Kevin, who aspires to be a high school teacher and basketball coach, notes that "being a team captain isn't about yelling at guys or giving compliments. It's about being a leader on the court, off the court, in the locker room and trying to be the best player you can be and helping others be better players and people at the same time." Read more about other Oregon State Everyday Champions.

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