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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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Science entrepreneurship, science march on tap April 22 in Portland

This is just a quick post to give readers a heads-up about two events happening in Portland on April 22, 2017. First up is the second annual Oregon Science Startup Forum, presented by the American Chemical Society’s Portland Section. The … Continue reading

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Dreams, morality and touch: OHSU’s 2017 ‘Brain Awareness’ lectures delve into them all

Morality, responses to touch and dreams — what do these things have in common? The brain. To learn more about what current neuroscience has to say about each of these brain phenomena check out the upcoming “Brain Awareness” lecture series … Continue reading

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Science on Tap talk explores the neuroscience of love and pleasure

Love, infatuation, commitment and addiction — the brain chemistry involved in these four experiences may have more in common than you think. To learn more about that chemistry and what neuroscientists know regarding how the brain sorts pleasure from discomfort, … Continue reading

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Portland area listed among cities with best pay for STEM jobs

The top 25 metro areas for pay in STEM fields — those that involve science, technology, engineering and math — for 2017 includes places such as San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and now Portland. That’s according to a recent analysis … Continue reading

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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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