New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study released today.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at pollutant transport has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from one pollutant, to a level double that allowed by the World Health Organization.

Molecule shows ability to thwart pathogens' genetic resistance to antibiotic

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant germs - a molecule that neutralizes the bugs’ ability to destroy the antibiotic.

Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E – which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition.

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.

Whale lovers can support Marine Mammal Institute with new license plate

A new license plate featuring a gray whale and her calf likely will be available to Oregon drivers by summer 2017, a project sponsored by the OSU Marine Mammal Institute.

New tag revolutionizes whale research - and makes them partners in science

A sophisticated new type of “tag” on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before possible.

OSU Press publishes first guide to Oregon freshwater fishes

The first comprehensive guide to Oregon’s freshwater fishes, written by OSU Professor Douglas Markle, has been published by the Oregon State University Press.

Study finds less fragmentation in muzzleloading and black powder cartridge rifles

Traditional bullets for muzzleloading rifles and black powder rifle cartridges fragment less upon impact and may leave far fewer lead fragments in game than a modern rifle bullet.

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