Coronavirus

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Call from a Contact Tracer

As testing ramps up in Oregon, more people will be hearing from their local public health departments .

06/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Animal Kingdom

The Pandemic, Wild Animals, and You

Here's what Portlanders should know about wildlife, conservation, and COVID-19.

06/07/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Community

The Fab Lab Puts Out 60 Free Hours of Digital Daycare for Your Kiddos

The Portland children's science show recently uploaded 60 hours of content for kids K–5 thanks to a little help from their friends.

05/08/2020 By Eden Dawn

Q&A

COVID-19 on the Brain

Portland State senior instructor Bill Griesar on how neuroscience can help us understand the novel coronavirus

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Sponsored Content

A Life-Changing Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Technology and innovation at Kaiser Permanente are powering minimally invasive cardiac care that is helping patients heal faster and live longer.

02/27/2020

Magic School Bus

A STEAM-Powered Mobile Classroom Brings Hands-On Science Projects to Beaverton

G. Douglas Bundy wants to forgo worksheets and have students take up making.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

High Times

Study: College Kids Smoke More Weed, Drink Less Beer, Once Pot Is Legal

Oregon State researchers are digging into the long-term effects of legalization, with some surprising results

01/16/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Cannabis: Back to School

Sativa Science Club Builds an Ambitious Education Program for Budtenders

The Portland-based effort trains cannabis retailers in botany, taxonomy, and even etiquette—and it hopes to go national.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Cannabis: DNA Games

What's in That Weed You’re Smoking? These Geneticists Want to Find Out

Portland's Phylos Bioscience studies cannabis at the genetic level.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Food Science

Alton Brown Brings His Onstage Culinary Wizardry to Portland

An actual, factual food-science celebrity—what a time to be alive.

03/09/2017 By Jason Buehrer

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

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

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