A view from above and below: Hatchery chinook salmon are self-sorting in tanks

Hatchery-raised chinook salmon sort themselves into surface- and bottom-oriented groups in their rearing tanks. This behavior might be due in part to the fish’s genes, according to an OSU study.

Corvallis Science Pub will focus on hops, barley and the future of craft beers

At the Corvallis Science Pub on February 12, Tom Shellhammer will discuss how new varieties of hops and barley are shaping the craft beer industry. 

Northwest researchers map out regional approach to studying food, energy, water nexus

Natural resource researchers at OSU and two other universities are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues.

Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed

Research at suggests that photos of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media – they might help improve your health and also national nutrition policy.

Varmint hunters' ammo selection influences lead exposure in avian scavengers

Varmint hunters’ choice of ammunition plays a role in the amount of lead that scavengers could ingest, a new study shows, and offers a way to minimize the lead exposure to wildlife.

Bacteria discovery offers possible new means of controlling crop pest

A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest.

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at OSU is expanding

The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at Oregon State University’s Valley Library is celebrating its third anniversary with expanded collecting areas.

Award-winning food writer and critic Ruth Reichl to speak at OSU Feb. 17

Noted national food writer, critic and television personality Ruth Reichl will speak at Oregon State University on Feb. 17 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series. 

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