Sex is more likely on days college students use marijuana or binge drink

Undergraduate college students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana or binged on alcohol than on days they didn’t, new research from Oregon State University has found.

NSF grant supports high-end imaging instrument development

OSU was awarded an $815,000 “major research instrumentation” grant to develop a high-end, 4D imaging system and establish an Advanced Imaging Facility.

Researchers plan to conduct first analysis of the complete beaver genome

Filbert, a four-year-old beaver born and raised at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, will be the first of his species to have his complete genome sequenced.

Running robots to be discussed at Corvallis Science Pub

Robots already build cars, perform household chores and explore the oceans, but most of these machines are not ready to walk safely among humans.

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million

Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

Global water analysis re-thinks key part of the hydrologic cycle

A global analysis of how water moves through the ground and is taken up by plants may overturn the way scientists understand a key part of the hydrologic cycle.

Regulatory, certification systems creating paralysis in use of genetically altered trees

Myriad regulations and certification requirements around the world are making it virtually impossible to use genetically engineered trees to combat catastrophic forest threats

As U.S. border enforcement increases, Mexican migration patterns shift, new research shows

Increased border enforcement has alters traditional settlement patterns and leads more Mexican immigrants to settle in states beyond the borders, new research shows.

A single wave of migration led to population of the Americas, genetic research shows

A single wave of migration from Siberia brought people across the Bering Land Bridge and into the Americas no more than 23,000 years ago, a new study of ancient and modern genetic information has found.

OSU faculty to receive $4.6 million in grants for early childhood learning research

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences have been awarded $4.6 million in federal grants to study how to better prepare at-risk children for school.