U.S. adults get failing grade in healthy lifestyle behavior

Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle.”

Wetland enhancement in Midwest could help reduce catastrophic floods of the future

Restoration of wetlands in the Midwest could significantly reduce peak river flows, especially as heavy rains and floods increase in the future.

Southern right whales slowly rebounding, but still decades away from full recovery

A new study has determined that right whales in the Southern Hemisphere were once more abundant than previously thought, making their full recovery from near-extinction another 50 to 100 years away.

PNAS Study: Carbon from land played a role during last deglaciation

A new study being published this week in PNAS confirms the ocean's role in the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide during deglaciation, but also documents land-based carbon sources.

Five years after tsunami, scientists cross fingers on invasive species establishment

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami, scientists are unsure whether any non-native species have gained a foothold in Northwest waters.

OSU joins center to enhance teaching skills of STEM graduate students

Oregon State University has become one of 46 members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

Scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

DNA evidence shows that salmon hatcheries cause substantial, rapid genetic changes

A new study offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different with surprising speed.

Nutrient slowed cancer cell growth in early-stage breast cancer

A new study shows that sulforaphane, a compound found at high levels in broccoli, can slow the growth of cancer cells, especially at early stages.

Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis.

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