Monthly Archives: December 2015

Science on Tap podcasts

Can’t get enough great science podcasts? Check out the recordings from Science on Tap presentations in Portland, including Theodore Gray’s presentation of his book, “Molecules.” — Jim Advertisements

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GMOs, climate change, hunger and social justice focus of skeptics talk

Science is not only the best tool humans have invented for understanding the universe in a testable, evidence-based way, but it also often produces technologies or tools to address social issues. Take, for instance, the issues of global hunger and … Continue reading

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NASA scholarships, space grants pile up at PCC, thanks to physics instructor

Good STEM can come in small* packages. Take Portland Community College, for instance. When you think of science and research in the Portland area, at least in terms of academia, your first thought may run to Oregon Health and Science University … Continue reading

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3-D printing is a feat of chemistry; learn more about it at Portland chemists’ dinner

3-D printing is one of those newish bits of tech that’s been all the rage in recent years. Need a wrench on the International Space Station? NASA can print that. Need a car? Local Motors can print one.
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World Forestry Center event recaps UN Climate Change Conference, ICYMI

Couldn’t make it to Paris for the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference? No worries. The World Forestry Center and partners have you covered. The center, the Nature Conservancy and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation are hosting a public lecture … Continue reading

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Portland State zooarchaeology talk to shed light on conservation issues

Coming to Portland State University Dec. 3 is a talk on one of my favorite topics: zooarchaeology. Zooarchae-what? Zooarchaeology, sometimes called faunal analysis, is a subdiscipline of archaeology in which specialists study the remains of animals, mostly bone or shell, … Continue reading

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