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Oregon State University and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) have a new resource in their efforts to study and address sea star wasting syndrome, a serious epidemic that has hit the North American West Coast.

Through research and partnerships throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area, Oregon State University faculty and staff are working to improve the economic health and preserve the quality of life of the region and the state. Read more...

 

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Scottish explorer David Livingstone’s writings, drawings now available through online archive

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Jun 24, 2015
Students, researchers and the public will have extraordinary access to the drawings, letters and field diaries of Scottish explorer David Livingstone through an expanded digital archive and new website.… 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.
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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.

Portland Highlights

Benny Beaver greets one of his favorite Portland Metro television personalities, the genial KATU-2 meteorologist Dave Salesky. Dave is a self-confessed weather geek, which comes in handy in the Pacific Northwest. He has a seal from the American Meteorological Society and a certificate of meteorology from Mississippi State University, and has forecasted weather from Spokane to Portland. And, like Benny, Dave is an avid outdoorsman who can usually be found out enjoying Oregon's rivers and mountains when he's not forecasting the next arrival of rain.

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