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Portland State biology professor talks about how Antarctic fish respond to temperature stress and why it matters

Antarctica is a continent of extremes, and for species that dwell there, it presents a simple problem: Adapt to the harshness, or die out. And over millennia, species have evolved to cope with low temperatures and other extreme conditions around … Continue reading

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Take a lunch break and fill up on science at Portland State seminar

The relationship between plants and fungi and the crazy life of killifish are on the menu for the Nov. 1 Better Know a Lab seminar at Portland State University. The Better Know a Lab seminar series features graduate students from … Continue reading

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Portland State fall seminars, talks let you get your science on

Let the seminar madness begin! Universities are getting back into the swing of things with the start of a new academic year, and that means seminar series will soon be launching at area institutions of higher learning. 

We’ll try to … Continue reading

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Portland State University college wraps up a summer dotted with science happenings

Students will soon descend on Portland State University for the start of the 2016-17 school year, but it’s not all been quiet around campus this summer. Researchers in various areas have been busy science-ing. Here are some of the happenings … Continue reading

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Climate change symposium to examine impacts of climate refugees moving to the Northwest

There’s a long-running joke that harkens back to a comment made by former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall in a speech in the 1970s, and it touches on Oregonian’s love-hate relationship with newcomers and visitors. Usually, it involves a sentiment like: … Continue reading

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Portland State Biology Investigation and Outreach group names new officers

Portland State University’s biology department has some new officers for its Biology Investigation and Outreach, or BIO, group. BIO is a graduate student organization that aims to connect PSU biology research to other departments on campus, the general public and … Continue reading

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Portland State’s Archaeology Roadshow seeks volunteers for June 2016 event

Portland State University’s 2015 Archaeology Roadshow focused on the archaeology of food, including traditional fare, prehistoric diets, mead and beer. This year’s event will again let visitors explore the history of the Pacific Northwest and learn about protection of the … Continue reading

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