One step at a time, researchers learning how humans walk

Researchers are near a complete understanding of how humans walk, with implications for improved robotics, biomedical devices and other fields.

Loss of large carnivores poses global conservation problem

A new analysis reveals that the world is developing "hotspots" of decline in several species of large carnivorous predators, with significant repercussions on ecosystem function.

New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

Novel compounds have been discovered that may be extremely mutagenic, produced by such processes as automobile combustion or grilling meat.

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.

Efforts to curb climate change require greater emphasis on livestock

The methane produced by ruminant animals, especially cattle, is a more important component of greenhouse gases and climate change than has been appreciated.

Significant advance reported with genetically modified poplar trees

OSU forest scientists have developed poplar trees that grow faster and resist insect pests, one of the best successes so far with genetic modification in forestry.

OSU spinoff company NuScale to receive up to $226 million to advance nuclear energy

Nuclear technology that began its development in an OSU lab has now received up to $226 million in federal support to the spinoff company that is commercializing it.

Older, wealthier Oregonians most likely to take water conservation seriously

Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.

Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images

Latina teenagers with a strong sense of ethnic identity have a better chance of feeling positive about themselves when exposed to a world full of unrealistically beautiful women in advertising.

Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs - and offers solution

A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.