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Science march returns to Portland (guest post)

Portlanders will once again don their marching shoes for science — on April 14. This year’s event aims to celebrate science, show support for evidence-based policy making, and foster scientists’ research and communication efforts. The Portland March for Science will … Continue reading

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A fluoride science project in Portland (guest post)

Portland  in 2013 was widely derided in science media as being “anti-science” because our city rejected water fluoridation for the fourth time via referendum. Or if not openly derided, it was at the very least implied that our city was … Continue reading

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Sharpen science communication skills at Portland Science Talk conference (guest post)

Science Talk ’18 is right around the corner. Join science communicators from across the country at the conference March 1 and 2 in Portland. Science talk will feature two full days of talks, poster sessions, workshops and networking opportunities with … Continue reading

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Placentas and health: Explore the connection at Portland Science Pub

Placentas are organs important to nourishing developing fetuses and the only temporary organ a human body makes.  They also serve as models in research for predicting who will get certain diseases, such as diabetes, later in life.  To learn more … Continue reading

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Sip and gaze at stars during OMSI event at vineyard

Do stars sparkle more when paired with wines? Are they best observed with a bit of bubbly or a pinot? You can explore these questions when the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry partners with Anne Amie Vineyards July 22, … Continue reading

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Brain talks explore human brain-device interfaces and how birds learn to sing

Brains, brains, brains! Two upcoming Portland-area talks will be all about the gray matter — connecting human ones to computers (and related ethics) and how those of birds work to help them sing. The first of the two talks will … Continue reading

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Get to know your brain and what music and pleasure do to it at May Science on Tap talks

Your belly craves beer, but your mind craves knowledge — of the scientific persuasion. Where, or where, can you feed both in Portland? At the May (2017) editions of Science on Tap, the ongoing science lecture series presented by Via … Continue reading

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