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Texas Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to More Crime

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime...

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and...

What’s happened to the tsunami debris from Japan?

The amount of debris in the ocean is growing exponentially, becoming more and more hazardous and harmful to marine life and therefore also to...

High-fiber salad bar may help roly-poly pika survive climate change

In some mountain ranges, Earth's warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of...

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56 percent in Oregon...

A new report projects that by the middle of this century there will be an average 56 percent drop in the amount of water...

Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those...

A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions. The microbes tolerate temperatures near freezing and low levels...

Crying baby draws blunted response in depressed mom’s brain

EUGENE, Ore. -- Mothers who are depressed respond differently to their crying babies than do non-depressed moms. In fact, their reaction, according to brain scans at the University of Oregon, is much more muted than the robust brain activity in no...

Fuel treatments reduce wildfire severity, tree mortality in Washington forests

A study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and University of Washington (UW) scientists has found that fuel treatments -- even of only a few acres -- can reduce fire severity and protect older trees desirable for their timber, wildlife, and carbon-sto...

Engineers create world's first transparent transistor

Engineers at Oregon State University have created the world?s first transparent transistor, a see-through electronics component that could open the door to many new products. The discovery ?is a significant development in the context of transparent electronics,? the scientists said in their publication, but pointed out it?s too early to tell what applications may evolve. ?There?s no doubt it will open the door to some interesting new products and businesses, but we?re not sure what all they might be."

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