Super Typhoon Halong is one of strongest storms ever observed by satellite

Super Typhoon Halong is raging in the open waters of the western tropical Pacific Ocean, … Read more

Trees hold a wet Oregon together

Data suggests these ‘fantastic marvels of engineering’ prevent flooding from rain

Shelly Bedell isn’t afraid to get down and dirty. On a recent Saturday, she dug … Read more

Astronauts to bake cookies in space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forget reheated, freeze-dried space grub. Astronauts are about to get a … Read more

Vatican’s Secret Archive is not as secret as it seems

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has declared that the Vatican Secret Archive isn’t so secret … Read more

Colorado fossil trove shows life’s fast recovery after big extinction

A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger … Read more

Oregon’s tax exemption laws can put small towns in a bind

When Amazon, Apple, Facebook and others hunt for huge tax breaks in rural places like Eastern Oregon, communities often compete against one another for the big prize

As bustling metropolises have grown increasingly skeptical of big tech companies demanding tax breaks, Oregon’s … Read more

NASA announces rover mission to lunar south pole

ORLANDO, Fla. — Before NASA sends the next man and first woman to the moon, … Read more

Sea urchins wreak destruction on West Coast

NEWPORT — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have chomped their way … Read more

Intel tops forecast, starts new chip production

After a year of gloomy financial results and a dispiriting outlook, Intel said Thursday that … Read more

Job candidates must ace the algorithm interview

More companies using AI to screen job seekers

An artificial-intelligence hiring system has become a powerful gatekeeper for some of America’s most prominent … Read more

Mice and robots among latest experiments heading to space

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Space mice, radiation vests, robotic avatars and recycling polymers for 3D … Read more

Owl killings in Oregon spur questions about human intervention

CORVALLIS — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of … Read more

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

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