Q&A

How OHSU’s Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups

Dan Dorsa, OHSU senior VP of research, explains the “MedTech Alliance.”

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

DISEASES

Have These Portland State Researchers Found a Cure to Malaria?

“We know that the compound has worked, but we don’t actually know how it works.”

06/24/2016 By Jack Rushall

CHILDBIRTH

It’s Official: Water Birth Carries No Added Risk

According to a groundbreaking Oregon State study, it’s just as safe to deliver in water as on land.

06/24/2016 Illustrations by Sarah Hopwood

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

RESEARCH

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

SPACE STUFF

Celebrate Independence Day the Interplanetary Way: with NASA and "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi

This Fourth of July, America probes (conquers?) a new frontier—the planet Jupiter—as spacecraft Juno enters the gas giant's orbit after a five-year trek. And yes, you can watch it LIVE.

06/22/2016 By Michelle Porter

BIG IDEAS

Oregon’s Innovators Light Up Tech, Art, Business, History, the Cityscape—and the Future

From vanished ancient coasts to singing buildings to eco-drones, Oregonians break revolutionary ground.

06/13/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Benjamin Tepler, Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Chad Walsh, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Andrew D'Cruz

PREHISTORY

Does Oregon's Vanished Coastline Hold the Secrets of the First Americans?

Archaeologist Loren Davis has a radical theory about when (and where) humans first arrived on our continent.

06/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A Furry, Confused, Emotionally Demanding Robot Is Wandering the Halls of Wieden & Kennedy

It's basically the best thing ever.

06/13/2016 By Zach Dundas

TECHNOLOGY

The Luxury, Handmade, Limited-Edition Open-Source Laptop That Could Outlive You

The wood-encased Novena Heirloom is a hacker’s dream machine.

06/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

SONIC ARCHITECTURE

These Sonic Installations Provide a Soundtrack to the World

Portland composer Ethan Rose translates the natural world.

06/13/2016 By Chad Walsh

OFFICE LIFE

This Shared Portland Office Could Save Our Souls (and Our Wallets)

The XOXO Outpost—a new pay-what-you-can shared workspace—is home to 65 handpicked creatives.

06/13/2016 By Andrew D'Cruz

BIG IDEAS

Six Oregon-Hatched Ideas That Could Change the World

Eco-drones to avant-garde aerobics, these projects showcase the best of local innovation.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

SOCCER

Portland Timbers Launch Emoji Pack for Your Phone

The 40 new emojis include the Cascadian flag, green smoke, and, of course, the 2015 MLS Cup championship star.

05/17/2016 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

STARTUP

Why Portland is Embracing This California-Made Community Site

Rooster, an online community where the only rule is you can ask for anything you need as long as it’s free, has skyrocketed in Portland.

03/07/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

SCIENCE

Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Panda Sex

Hint: the Viagra might not be helping.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail