Right Now, You’re Breathing Out Microscopic Ecosystems That Can Tell Scientists Exactly Who You Are

And the research could have implications stretching from health care to crime fighting.

06/24/2016 By Julian Smith


The Man Reinventing Columbia Sportswear

In the lab with Woody Blackford, Columbia Sportswear's man for all seasons.

10/16/2012 By Julian Smith

Trail City


Take a detour during your commute down I-5 South, and pay a visit to some enchanting green spaces in Oregon City and Milwaukie.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Northern Stars

There's no shortage of dramatic destinations as you head north to Vancouver and Camas.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Afternoon Delights

Tell the boss you're working from home and take a tour of nearby nature.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith


Jump Start

D. B. Cooper: the last great western outlaw—and counter-culture icon.

10/14/2011 By Julian Smith


Trading Spaces

Evan Thomas, the director of PSU’s new Sustainable Water, Energy, and Environmental Technologies Lab, managed the design of a unit to monitor the International Space Station’s recycled water and also created cook stoves for use in rural Africa, using the

12/22/2010 By Julian Smith


Our Hero, Zero

Confluence hunting continues to grow as a favorite pass-time of latitude and longitude enthusiasts.

10/11/2010 By Julian Smith

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Pacific Ring of Fire

The Danger Zone

Ever wondered whether you could outrun the lava if Mount Hood blew its lid? We have.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith


Body Chemistry

A recent study shows that toxic pollutants have found a new hiding place in Oregon—us.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith