Former director of Hatfield Center Lavern Weber dies Monday

Lavern Weber, director of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center for a quarter-century died Monday. He was 80.

OSU scientists part of national APLU report outlining research challenges

Four OSU researchers played a key role in the creation and release of a report outlining six "grand challenges" facing the United States over the next decade.

Scientists use DNA to identify species killed during early whaling days

Scientists have used DNA to identify whales killed a century ago at South Georgia Island, an advance that may help them learn how much genetic diversity has been lost among great whales.

Study finds only trace levels of radiation from Fukushima in albacore

Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had on slight traces of radioactivity, according to a newly published study.

Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

Scientists have successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate ice more than a million years old.

OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

OSU Board of Trustees endorses future tuition levels, funding requests

The OSU Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed a plan to continue phasing out the tuition plateau, which gives undergrads who take from 12-15 credit hours a break on tuition.

Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active quickly

Magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years, but that the time it takes to liquefy and potentially erupt is surprisingly short.

Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field

Chinook salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves to their river of origin, a new study found, explaining how the fish navigation thousands of miles of open ocean.

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.

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