Hygienic funerals, better protection for health workers offer best chance to stop Ebola

Researchers from OSU and Yale University have outlined in the journal Science the steps they feel are most effectively going to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: birds

The best bipedal runners in the world may be birds, and OSU researchers are studying them to make better robots.

New study shows three abrupt pulse of CO2 during last deglaciation

A new study shows that the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age was characterized by three “pulses” of rapid C02 increase.

Oral contraception may become renewed option for HIV-positive women

New research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives for birth control.

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

Pacific sleeper sharks, a slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska.

Scientists discover carbonate rocks are unrecognized methane sink

Rocky assemblages known as authigenic carbonates in many oceans contain methane-eating microbes that constitute a previously unknown "sink" for this potent greenhouse gas.

Educated community no protection against a poor diet for children

Poor diets can affect even students from a highly educated community with easy access to quality food, a new OSU study suggests.

Study finds air temperature models poor at predicting stream temps

Stream temperatures are expected to rise as a result of climate change, but a new study has found the correlation between air and stream temperatures surprisingly tenuous.

Task force outlines major initiatives to prepare for Pacific Northwest earthquake, tsunami

A Governor's Task Force led by Scott Ashford, dean of the College of Engineering, has outlined a significant, long-term effort to prepare for the major earthquake in Oregon's future.

Anglers, beachcombers asked to watch for transponders from Japan

Scientists are asking coastal visitors to be on the lookout for "transponders" from Japan that are being used to track ocean currents that may bring tsunami debris to our shores.

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