Monthly Archives: January 2016

Learn how native peoples shaped the Willamette Valley’s landscape at archaeology talk

Long before the first European and American explorers and settlers arrived in Oregon to set up forts and carve out farms, people were here, managing and shaping the landscapes of the Willamette Valley. Those people included the Kalapuya, a tribe … Continue reading

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Science and politics of climate change explored in WSU-Vancouver talk

For science-minded folks, trying to understand some politicians’ perspectives on climate change is like trying to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs without the Rosetta Stone. Good luck with the hieroglyphs sans stone. However, if you’d like some help deciphering the political … Continue reading

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OMSI hosts winter light festival in February — with a pinch of science

Art, meet Science. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is hosting an inaugural event in February aimed at demonstrating the innovation and collaboration between those two disciplines.
 The event — Portland Winter Light Festival — will be held Feb. … Continue reading

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Portland-Vancouver’s urban ecosystems reviewed at Feb. 8 ecology and conservation symposium

Ecosystems are everywhere. They don’t stop and start at urban boundaries. Around the Portland-Vancouver area, folks who study and support urban ecosystems and conservation will gather Feb. 8 to discuss work happening in the region, network and share ideas as … Continue reading

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Vitamin C’s effects on children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy explored at chemists’ monthly dinner discussion

When you hear about vitamin C at this time of year (winter), it’s usually in relation to treating colds, albeit science hasn’t confirmed all of the claims about its efficacy. However, on Jan. 14, you can hear about scientific research … Continue reading

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Giddy-on-up for Portland State talk on archaeology and the horse culture of ancient Britain

Here in the remnants of the wild, wild West, horses can conjure up historical imagery and a little modern affinity for those who still like to explore the outdoors by hoof and trail. Horses, too, played a key role in … Continue reading

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Climate change’s impact on Oregon and what to do about it are topics of Jan. 12 talk with Bill Bradbury

When it comes to the impacts of climate change, you would be hard-pressed to name any place that won’t feel some effect. Oregon is no exception. In fact, our state is already feeling the heat of global warming as it … Continue reading

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