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."
OPB | April 29, 2015
Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Aug. 19, 2014
TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.
OPB | July 18, 2014
FRIDAY: These rabbit-related animals are an indicator species and a recent study of pikas in the Columbia River Gorge could help track climate change in the region.
OPB | May 22, 2014
THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.
OPB | May 15, 2014
THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Vice President of Research, Rick Spinrad, will serve as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
OPB | March 31, 2014
MONDAY: What's the best way to memorize something? Following the US Memory Championship, an expert shares his strategies.
OPB | March 07, 2014
FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.
OPB | Dec. 30, 2013
MONDAY: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 11 different efforts to try to create a condom men will be more likely to wear.
OPB | Dec. 18, 2013
WEDNESDAY: A recent study suggests a brain protein that regulates sleep and wakefulness could help reverse fatigue brought on by chemotherapy.
OPB | Oct. 16, 2013
Researchers at OSU and other institutions are working on a new, more precise kind of antibiotic to target drug-resistant bacteria.