Science

Look Up, Look Down, All Around—Hey, (It's an Oregon) Satellite

Students at Portland State University are making history by launching the first-ever made-in-Oregon satellite.

10/18/2021 By Karly Quadros

Look Up

The Northern Lights Put On A Show Over Oregon This Week

Unfortunately, it’s over. But sky-watchers should take heart: Sightings of the aurora borealis may be getting more frequent here in the next few years.

10/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Astronomy

Once in a Blue Moon: Where to Stargaze Around Portland

Bring a blanket and some binoculars, but leave your phone at home to see the stars.

07/22/2021 By Cami Hughes

Footnotes

LISTEN: How to Recognize and Recover from Burnout

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us break down what exactly burnout is, how to recognize it, and how we—as employees and employers—can prevent it and recover...

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health & Wellness

Feeling Burnt Out at Work? You’re Not Alone.

How to recognize and recover from burnout. Pro tip: You’ll need your boss’s help.

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

With vaccine eligibility opening up to 12 to 15 year olds, we're revisiting an episode on what to expect when you're expecting vaccine side effects.

05/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

We talk with Dawn Nolt about the importance of taking both COVID vaccine doses, second dose side effects, and why feeling these side effects is actually a go...

04/30/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The State of the Coronavirus in Oregon

We talk about the Johnson & Johnson debacle, vaccine hesitancy, and more.

04/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

What Is Herd Immunity, and How Do We Get There in Oregon?

Here's how many Oregonians need to be vaccinated for us to get back to "normal."

04/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Oregon Woman

Engineer and Scientist Arlyne Simon Wants to Inspire Children to Go into STEM

"I asked myself ... ‘What can I do to get more girls into science?’"

03/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Footnotes

LISTEN: Breaking Barriers in Science, Research, and STEM with Gail Stonebarger

An OHSU behavioral neuroscience graduate student talks about the hierarchal structure of research and the lack of mental health support for underrepresented ...

03/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health Events

NogginFest Looks Different this Year, but the 'Spirit of the Event' Hasn’t Changed

The annual celebration of art, music, and neuroscience, happening March 20, will be all virtual this time around.

03/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

News

Earthquake Early Warning System to Launch in Oregon

The USGS ShakeAlert system comes online here March 11 and could give users vital seconds of warning before quakes are felt.

02/18/2021 By Fiona McCann

Open Letter

Dear Australia, Please Don’t Kill the Oregon Pigeon

A bird named Joe just flew 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Authorities down under have deemed him a killable quarantine risk.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Q&A

An OSU Professor on What Star Trek Can Teach Us About the Pandemic and Philosophy

“Dealing with epidemics, pandemics, and disease in this kind of way, this really is a component of the human experience at least since we've been ‘civilized.’”

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Philosophy, the Pandemic, and Star Trek, with Joseph Orosco

An OSU professor talks understanding the pandemic through science fiction and literature, and about Star Trek’s treatment of a virus outbreak in an ep...

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

This Medford Clinic Is Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine, and You Wouldn’t Even Know It

The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon has quietly conducted more than 700 clinical research trials. Now, it’s working on a coronavirus vaccine.

11/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Riley Blake

Coronavirus

This Portland-Based Company Is Helping Non-English Speakers Get Medical Care They Need

With the coronavirus’s disproportionate effect on the Latinx community and communities of color, language access and medical interpretation are more importan...

08/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Future of Health Care in Oregon Is Virtual

From telemedicine to a new emergency critical care network at OHSU, doctors are thinking digitally post-pandemic.

07/21/2020 By Gabriel Granillo