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Climate Change May Be Culprit in Antarctic Fish Disease Outbreak

Climate change might be behind an unusual disease outbreak among Antarctic fish. For about a decade, University of Oregon biologists John Postlethwait and Thomas Desvignes have been visiting the West Antarctic Peninsula. They study a unique group of...
29-Jun-2022 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sea Dragons’ Genes Give Clues to Their Distinctive Looks

Even with plenty of fish in the sea, sea dragons stand out from the crowd. The funky, fabulous fish are bedecked with ruffly leaf-like adornments. Their spines are kinked. They’re missing their ribs and their teeth. And the responsibility of...
27-Jun-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Beat the Summer Heat, New Study Finds Passive Cooling Really Works

Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves. New research from the University of Oregon measures just how big of an impact...
24-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virtual Reality Gives Humans a Turtle's-Eye View of Wildlife

A virtual reality simulation designed by a University of Oregon professor could help spur people to environmental action. Participants in Project Shell don a virtual reality headset and take on the body of a loggerhead sea turtle, sporting flippers...
22-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving Air Quality, Health Screenings, and Public Health Messaging—Research Points to Better Strategies for Managing Future Epidemics

Improving air quality, health screenings, and public health messaging—research points to better strategies for managing future epidemics
21-Jun-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discoveries made within a lab inside Hayward Field benefit both competitive athletes and weekend warriors

Faculty members and graduate students at the Bowerman Sports Science Center conduct groundbreaking research on the mechanics of the human body and how it reacts to stress. Along the way, they work with local runners, both amateur and professional,...
7-Jun-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Empathy and Music May Be Intertwined, New Research Suggests

People who can skillfully interpret other people’s emotional states might also be better at assessing the emotions conveyed by music, new research shows.
6-Jun-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Data Ethicist Cautions Against Overreliance on Algorithms

Pigeons can quickly be trained to detect cancerous masses on x-ray scans. So can computer algorithms. But despite the potential efficiencies of outsourcing the task to birds or computers, it’s no excuse for getting rid of human radiologists,...
2-Jun-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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