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Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB |Dec. 05, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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 12:50 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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.

Physics Lessons From The Science Teacher You Wish You'd Had

OPB |Aug. 19, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.

Pikas In The Gorge Help Scientists Study Climate Change

OPB |July 18, 2014 12:50 p.m.

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.

OHSU Scientist Pushes Forward With Stem Cell Research

OPB |May 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.

NOAA Taps OSU's Rick Spinrad

OPB |May 15, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Vice President of Research, Rick Spinrad, will serve as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Best Way To Memorize

OPB |March 31, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: What's the best way to memorize something? Following the US Memory Championship, an expert shares his strategies.

Safeway And Kroger Won't Sell GE Salmon

OPB |March 07, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.

Oregon Scientist One of 11 Trying To Build A Better Condom

OPB |Dec. 30, 2013 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 11 different efforts to try to create a condom men will be more likely to wear.

OHSU Discovers Possible Treatment For Chemo-Induced Fatigue

OPB |Dec. 18, 2013 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A recent study suggests a brain protein that regulates sleep and wakefulness could help reverse fatigue brought on by chemotherapy.

OSU Researchers Make Strides In New Treatment for "Superbugs"

OPB |Oct. 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Researchers at OSU and other institutions are working on a new, more precise kind of antibiotic to target drug-resistant bacteria.

Brian Druker Talks About A Billion Research Dollars

OPB |Sept. 25, 2013 12:40 p.m.

We'll talk with cancer researcher Brian Druker about the surprise half billion dollar challenge from philanthropists Phil Knight and his wife Penny.

Northwest Technology Update

Aug. 13, 2013 12:25 p.m.

Local tech industry insider Rick Turoczy weighs in with the latest news from the Silicon Forest.

Evidence Of The Oldest Life On Land

Aug. 12, 2013 12:20 p.m.

A University of Oregon geology professor may have found the oldest evidence of life on land.

Studying The Impact Of Coal And Climate Change

Aug. 06, 2013 12:45 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology will study the impact of a proposed Bellingham coal terminal on climate change.

How the Cold War Created Environmental Science

June 24, 2013 12:30 p.m.

In Arming Mother Nature Jacob Darwin Hamblin shows how military science aiming to kill millions allowed us to understand a changing earth.

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

May 01, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 

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