Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to … Read more

Bei Bei, panda at National Zoo, moving to China

Bei Bei, one of the National Zoo’s giant pandas, will leave the nation’s capital Nov. … Read more

Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

LOS ANGELES — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of … Read more

Scientists discover big storms can create sea ‘stormquakes’

WASHINGTON — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes … Read more

OSU’s new research lab studies buildings made of mass timber

CORVALLIS — A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings … Read more

Climate change has some Willamette Valley farmers adapting an ancient way to grow food

Master gardener Darlene Gowen proudly stands next to a table full of tomatoes and potatoes … Read more

There’s a growing debate over spaying and neutering dogs

Beneath the fluffy backsides of Valerie Robson’s two male golden retrievers is an unusual sight: … Read more

University creates the world’s largest 3D printed boat

The world’s largest 3D printer has created the world’s largest 3D-printed boat. And the University … Read more

To save fish, Oregon lake gets super-sized aquarium bubblers

You’d never suspect it on a whisper-still morning, with the mountains and marsh reflecting off … Read more

Intel, other companies fund Oregon restoration projects

Chipmaker helps save water on the Willamette and Deschutes rivers, other locations

It’s a hot day in late July, and Matt Blakely-Smith was leading a tour of … Read more

Steaming volcano in Alaska serves as nursery for baby seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as … Read more

It’s Fat Bear Week; get your votes in

Annual contest underway to pick the biggest bear at a national park in Alaska

Brown bear 856 is an aggressive male suspected of being the father of bear 503, … Read more

Pacific plastic-cleaning boom is back to work

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating … Read more

Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths

KIGALI, Rwanda — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat … Read more

5 things we learned from Elon Musk’s rollout of the SpaceX Starship prototype

A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship Mars spaceship could reach orbit in less than six months … Read more

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

NEW YORK — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are … Read more

Alberta wins rat race: It has none

The phone call left veteran investigator Phil Merrill “shocked.” But also, he admits, just a … Read more

Labradoodle creator says he made ‘Frankenstein’s monster’

They’re cute and curly-haired. They don’t shed much. They come in multiple colors. Aficionados see … Read more

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In a lab southeast of Los Angeles, researchers are opening a new … Read more

Weather apps: A mix of science, uncertainty and bad information

“I wish I had a job where I only had to be right 50% of … Read more

‘Forget Atlantis’: Lost continent found under Europe

Scientists have identified the location of a long-lost continent, and you may have visited without … Read more

Heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii — At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black … Read more

Day, night aren’t exactly equal for autumnal equinox

There are only two days each year, one in March and one in September, when … Read more

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

DETROIT — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and … Read more

A year in the ice: Scientists set sail on Arctic expedition

BERLIN — An international team of researchers set off Friday on the biggest and most … Read more

Cure for common cold ‘possible’ after study finds key protein, scientists say

There’s not much you can do to stop the common cold except wait it out. … Read more

North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years

Slowly, steadily and almost imperceptibly, North America’s bird population is dwindling. The sparrows and finches … Read more

U.S. approves releasing nonnative insect to control thistle in the West

BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials have approved turning loose a nonnative insect to feed on … Read more

Found in a book of Shakespeare’s plays: John Milton’s edits

The handwriting was oddly familiar. University of Cambridge lecturer Jason Scott-Warren peered closer at the … Read more

Scientists tried gene editing to target HIV

Effort was the first to use CRISPR on the virus that causes AIDS

Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure … Read more

77 million years ago, Alberta was home to a ‘frozen dragon’

A new species of pterosaur, a flying reptile, has been identified in the vast, dry … Read more

Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at university

BURLINGTON, Vt. — From “Strike while the iron is hot” to “Been there, done that,” … Read more

Biologists study unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska’s northwest coast have been … Read more

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