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2012-06-02 12:15:59

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new computer technology to listen to multiple bird sounds at one time, to identify which species are present and how they may be changing as a result of habitat loss or climate change. The system, one of the first of its type, should provide an automated approach to ecological monitoring of bird species that is much more practical than a human sitting in the field, hours on end. “It´s difficult to hear and identify even...

2012-05-23 21:50:14

An individual’s sense of right or wrong may change depending on their activities at the time – and they may not be aware of their own shifting moral integrity — according to a new study looking at why people make ethical or unethical decisions.

Stream Temperatures Don’t Parallel Warming Climate Trend
2012-05-03 03:33:31

A new analysis of streams in the western United States with long-term monitoring programs has found that despite a general increase in air temperatures over the past several decades, streams are not necessarily warming at the same rate.

2012-04-03 09:01:40

A task force that conducted one of the most comprehensive analyses of global “forage fish” populations issued its report this week, which strongly recommends implementing more conservative catch limits for these crucial prey species.

2012-03-12 21:00:31

A team of scientists has documented for the first time that animals can and do consume Archaea – a type of single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life forms on Earth.

Nanotube Tech Leading To Faster, Lower-cost Medical Diagnostics
2012-03-11 07:11:06

Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon “nanotubes” to increase the speed of biological sensors, a technology that might one day allow a doctor to routinely perform lab tests in minutes, speeding diagnosis and treatment while reducing costs.

Endangered Antarctic Blue Whales Show Surprising Genetic Diversity
2012-03-09 03:30:09

More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of some 2,200 individuals.

Magic Weight Loss Pill Doesn’t Exist, Most Supplements Are Ineffective.
2012-03-07 13:52:15

After studying weight loss supplements and the body of evidence surrounding them, an Oregon State University researcher has found that no single product is proven 100 percent effective. In fact, many can be harmful to your health.

2012-02-24 14:00:00

Oregon State University’s first-ever Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) is scheduled for June, and it will deliver diverse instruction in the areas of conflict management, communication,


Word of the Day
ethnarch
  • The governor of a province or people.
The word 'ethnarch' comes from a Greek word meaning 'ruler of a tribe or nation'.
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