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The Big One Just Got a Little More Likely

Major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes occur more often than we thought.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/05/2016


Inside Portland’s Pollution Problem

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016


How Science Revealed Portland’s Air Quality Crisis

The secrets are in the moss.

  • By Jason Maxfield
  • Published 04/22/2016


Is This the Future of Weed?

Jeremy Plumb hopes to use science, medicine, and marketing to redefine marijuana.

  • By Winston Ross
  • Published 03/25/2016


Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Panda Sex

Hint: the Viagra might not be helping.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/01/2016


Will One Doctor’s Radical New Vaccine End the AIDS Epidemic?

Portland researcher Louis Picker could be on the brink of a cure, and this year will be crucial to his quest.

  • By Jennifer Abbasi
  • Published 12/21/2015


How One Seriously Cool Kids Chemistry Set Is Getting Girls Into Science

Yellow Scope's rigorous science kits step away from the pink and towards STEM gender equality.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/23/2015


Blame The Blob For the Portland Heat Wave (No, Seriously.)

Oregon scientists say a giant blob of warm water in the Pacific Ocean could be messing with our weather.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 07/01/2015


Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

From vaccinations to fluoride to GMOs, one biologist argues that Portland needs to get back to the lab.

  • By Jason Maxfield
  • Published 04/02/2015


What's Killing the Oregon Sea Star?

Many of the state's colorful tide-pool treasures are being destroyed by a mysterious wasting syndrome that could drastically change our coastal biodiversity.

  • By Sarah Richards
  • Published 08/13/2014


How Portlanders Are Forging the Frontier of Epigenetics

A team of local researchers is pioneering a radical new way to think about evolution and health.

  • By Caitlin Baggott
  • Published 07/16/2014


Q&A: Ira Flatow on Science Friday and Portland Innovation

Science Friday will record live at OMSI on June 18. The host talks about cameos on The Big Bang Theory, why Portland teens should be trusted with nuclear reactors, and how Dr. Jane Goodall believes in Sasquatch.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/11/2014


The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/02/2014


The Science of Oregon Wine

OMSI's Science Pub unearths the secret behind our world-class pinots: the soil.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 05/08/2014


Explaining Physics With Skateboards

OMSI shreds science with a new interactive exhibit featuring a 7,000-square-foot skate park.

  • By Maya Seaman and Nomad
  • Published 04/02/2014

to boldly go...

Talks by Two Photographers Who Document the Otherworldly on Earth

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/22/2012

Culturephile: Theater

Gracie and The Atom

Catholic school musical thoroughly redeems itself

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 05/24/2010


Brian Greene

If you hear about a speech titled “Cosmology at the Frontier” and your mind wanders to space-age lip liner, don’t be ashamed. But Brian Greene is no Mary Kay.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/19/2009

Science & Tech

Cell Division

OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov believes his groundbreaking embryonic cloning and stem cell harvesting method will cure diseases like Parkinson’s. But President Bush doesn't like his solution. Which is why a growing number of stem cell researchers are

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 05/19/2009
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