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Blaustein discusses amphibian decline

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

McKinley Smith of The Daily Barometer reports on the Science Pub featuring Dr. Andrew Blaustein.  Read her story online here.  

Science Pub: Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Tonight’s Science Pub presenter will be Distinguished Professor, Dr. Andrew Blaustein. Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear? With dramatic population declines and extinctions worldwide, amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders and newts) are among the most threatened animals on the planet. Habitat loss, climate change, disease and pollution have well-documented impacts. “Amphibians […]

February Science Pub – Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Dr. Andrew Blaustein will be the presenting on the threat of population decline and extinction of amphibians at the February 2013 Science Pub. Monday, February 11th 6 pm – 8pm Old World Deli 341 2nd St., Corvallis, OR Science Pub is a popular event in Corvallis and is highly attended.  It […]

Science Pub: Water, Electronics and Energy Featuring Doug Keszler

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

The first Corvallis Science Pub of the new year will feature distinguished professor of chemistry and Director of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, Dr. Doug Keszler.  In his talk, “Water, Electronics and Energy” he will discuss solutions to the problems of climate change and creating more efficient, lower cost solar power that can help […]

The Heart of Mass

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Terra Magazine at Oregon State University talks with Ken Krane, nuclear scientist and emeritus professor of physics, Oregon State University, to discuss the momentous discovery of the “God Particle” and it’s impact on the field of physics. The term “God particle” tends to rankle physicists. The flippant reference to the recently discovered particle believed to […]

Lionfish Outcompete the Natives on Coral Reefs

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

To get more information about the F.A.  Gilfillan Memorial Award Lecturer Mark Hixon and his research on Lionfish, please read Nick Houtman’s story Lionfish Outcompete the Natives on Coral Reefs in terra magazine.

A Slippery Slope

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

A Slippery Slope: Warm rains and glacial melting trigger dangerous debris flows MELTING MOUNTAIN glaciers and warming rains drive debris flows, torrents of mud and rock that have damaged roads, closed recreational facilities and led to millions of dollars in clean-up costs in the Northwest. Climate change is likely to increase risks in the future. […]

Surprise in Sargasso

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Surprise in Sargasso Lee Sherman, terra Magazine Microbes are masters of adaptation. In some of Earth’s most extreme environments — Antarc- tica’s frigid ice fields, Yellowstone’s sulfuric hot springs, Crater Lake’s lightless depths, the oceans’ deep-sea basalts — Stephen Giovannoni has discovered thriving communities of bacteria. As the holder of the Emile F. Pernot Distinguished […]

Lessons from the Magic Planet

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Readers — we’re pleased to introduce Nick Houtman, a writer who will be contributing posts to the Breakthroughs blog. We’re very excited to have him join us! * * * * * * * * On my first visit to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, I saw whales, volcanoes and dinosaurs. I […]

Terra – Winter 2009

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The Winter 2009 issue of Terra is now available. Stories from the College of Science include Ajeet Johnson’s study of the Brothers Fault Zone in Central Oregon, and how Chemistry is going green in the new Green Materials Chemistry Center.