SCIENCE

The Big One Just Got a Little More Likely

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

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

Inside Portland’s Pollution Problem

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

How Science Revealed Portland’s Air Quality Crisis

The secrets are in the moss.

04/22/2016 By Jason Maxfield

MARIJUANA

Is This the Future of Weed?

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

03/25/2016 By Winston Ross

SCIENCE

Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Panda Sex

Hint: the Viagra might not be helping.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

THE BREAKTHROUGH

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.

12/21/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

SCIENCE

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.

11/23/2015 By Marty Patail

SCIENCE

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.

07/01/2015 By Katie Vaughan

ESSAY

Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

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

04/02/2015 By Jason Maxfield

DISPATCH

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.

08/13/2014 By Sarah Richards

SCIENCE

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.

07/16/2014 By Caitlin Baggott

BOOKS & TALKS

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.

06/11/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

COVER STORY

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.

06/02/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

TALKS

The Science of Oregon Wine

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

05/08/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

SCIENCE

Explaining Physics With Skateboards

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

04/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad By Maya Seaman

Slideshow

Slide Show: Saving Oregon's Hazelnut Industry

A look at "The Shell Shock" author Christian DeBenedetti's family farm and the Oregon State University research orchard that developed the industry-saving varietal Jefferson.

12/14/2012

Culturephile: Theater

Gracie and The Atom

Catholic school musical thoroughly redeems itself

05/24/2010 By Anne Adams

5 MINUTES WITH...

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.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

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

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas