OPB | July 06, 2016
Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.
OPB | June 16, 2016
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discusses the city’s new approach to foreclosures on abandoned properties. And best-selling author Mary Roach joins us to talk about her latest book, “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War.”
OPB | June 09, 2016
At least 65% of children have imaginary friends. And that's a good thing, says a University of Oregon professor who runs the Imagination Research Lab.
OPB | May 18, 2016
We dig into the results of Tuesday's primary election. Then, we hear from NASA astrobiologist Kevin Hand.
OPB | March 28, 2016
In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory.
OPB | Jan. 14, 2016
We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.
OPB | Dec. 21, 2015
A fish called the threespine stickleback shows massive evolutionary changes don't always take place over millions of years. Sometimes 50 years is enough.
OPB | Dec. 14, 2015
The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.
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?
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.
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.
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.
OPB | July 06, 2015
Forecasters say to expect 90+ degree weather at least until Friday.
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.
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.
OPB | June 03, 2015
A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.
OPB | June 01, 2015
Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.
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 | May 14, 2015
Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.