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Shows tagged as: science
Fri, Apr 26 2013
We'll catch up with visiting environmental activist Lois Gibbs. She made the toxic waste of Love Canal national news 35 years ago.
Thu, Apr 25 2013
University of Oregon law professor Carrie Leonetti spent a year in Bosnia studying eyewitness testimony and the justice system there.
Wed, Mar 13 2013
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.
Tue, Mar 12 2013
A new study shows that the planet is warmer now than it's been in the past 4,000 years.
Mon, Mar 4 2013
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who is fascinated by everything going on in our brains that we don't know about.
Wed, Dec 5 2012
What will the ruling on eyewitness testimony by the Oregon Supreme Court mean for cases being tried in the state?
Mon, Oct 1 2012
David Montgomery's new book examines the story of how geology and religion parted ways.
Tue, Sep 11 2012
Following a new study that suggests calorie deprivation does not extend life, we'll explore some of the longevity research here and elsewhere in the country.
Tue, Aug 7 2012
Rafe Sagarin argues that the officials at the Pentagon could learn a thing or eight from an unlikely source: the octopus.
Fri, Jul 13 2012
Archaeologists at the University of Oregon have discovered new evidence of a prehistoric human population in North America.
Wed, Jun 27 2012
Scientists at Oregon State University have identified as many as 50 different species from the Japanese dock that washed up on Oregon's coast in early June.
Mon, Jun 18 2012
University of Washington researchers recently determined the first genome of a fetus. We'll discuss how they did it and what's in store for the future.
Tue, Jun 12 2012
We'll find out what's next for the Japanese dock that washed up on Oregon's shores recently.
Tue, May 15 2012
Former Portlander and bestselling author Rebecca Skloot joins us to talk about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Fri, Apr 27 2012
We sit down with Jad and Robert from Radiolab to talk about the program and their live show that's coming to Portland.
Wed, Dec 7 2011
The U.N. is hosting its annual climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. What progress are global leaders making toward combat global warming?
Mon, Nov 28 2011
Lewis & Clark biology professor Greta Binford — whose research focuses on spiders — has been named Oregon Professor of the Year.
Wed, Nov 2 2011
Eyewitness evidence is used in court cases all over the country every day. Now, both the Oregon Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court are taking up the issue of how limited its use should be.
Tue, Aug 30 2011
What inspires kids to study science?
Thu, Aug 18 2011
A geologist at Oregon State University said the Axial Seamount underwater volcano would erupt before 2014. And it totally did!
Mon, Aug 15 2011
Portland is hosting the Nano 2011 confrence. What does nanotechnology mean for Oregon?
Fri, Jul 8 2011
On Friday the space shuttle Atlantis blasted off for the last time, marking the end of the Space Shuttle program. Where has the space shuttle taken the human race? What will space exploration look like without it?
Mon, May 23 2011
Non-native zebra mussels have arrived in Oregon. Now what?
Fri, May 20 2011
Opal Sunrise Spirit, JR Spirit and Silver Spirit were born over Mother's Day weekend. Their arrivals mark the first white buffalo born in Oregon.
Tue, Nov 16 2010
How did ancient floods shape the landscape of our region and why do they continue to fascinate us?