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Is Science Research In Crisis?

OPB | Sept. 02, 2015

A new project showed nearly 60 percent of 100 published studies in prestigious psychology journals didn't hold up the second time they were run. What does this mean for scientific research?

Young People Sue Obama Over Climate Change

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Eleven young Oregonians are part of a climate change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration, charging that failure to act to prevent catastrophic climate change violates their rights.

Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

National Weather Service Says To Expect More Heat

OPB | July 06, 2015

Forecasters say to expect 90+ degree weather at least until Friday.

Evangelical Climate Scientist Takes On Climate Change Nonbelievers

OPB | June 24, 2015

Katharine Hayhoe is both a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian. She believes that many Americans who deny climate change are placing their politics and ideology above their faith.

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

Oregon's Most Distinctive Cause Of Death

OPB | June 03, 2015

A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.

Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 01, 2015

Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.

Eye Witness Accounts Of Mt. St. Helens Eruption Help Scientists

OPB | May 18, 2015

A geologist spent years interviewing eyewitnesses to learn more about the science of the eruption and has just published the accounts in a new book, "In The Path of Destruction."

Oregon Students Win Awards At Intel ISEF

OPB | May 14, 2015

Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

Researcher Tracks Radio Transmission From Space

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We'll talk to Portland native Emily Petroff who made the "real time discovery" of a radio wave transmission from another galaxy.

The Mighty World Of Mites

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: Michelle Trautwein, the fly curator at the California Academy of Sciences, joins us to discuss the life of mites on your face.

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB | Dec. 05, 2014

FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests. 

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

New Study Testing Brain Injury Drug Casts A Wide Net

OPB | Nov. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health & Science University will lead a new study aiming to improve outcomes for victims of traumatic brain injury. Anybody is a potential subject, unless they opt out.

Why You Might Not Want To Take That Receipt

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about a new study that shows the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) found on receipts can get into the body very quickly if touched with greasy fingers — or hands cleaned with hand sanitizer.

First Of Its Kind Coal Dust Study Underway In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn reports on a coal dust study scientists have begun in the Northwest to determine what affect coal by rail might have on the environment.