When you think of the foods of Oregon, you probably think of marionberries, craft beer and salmon. Maybe you think of tater tots and corn dogs. Unless you’re a crop scientist or an ag history nerd, you probably wouldn’t think of beans. But make no mistake: some of the best-tasting — and most expensive — heirloom bean varieties have been quietly growing in Oregon for more than a century.
Corvallis-based Agility Robotics is opening the Salem factory in order to produce thousands of its humanoid robot able to work in distribution centers and warehouses.
Bo Nix threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and No. 10 Oregon took some sheen off of Colorado coach Deion Sanders’ showy start to the season with a 42-6 victory over the No. 19 Buffaloes on Saturday.
Here’s a look at some of the most interesting, wondrous and hopeful science coming out of the Pacific Northwest, from Jes Burns, creator of "All Science. No Fiction.”