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Oregon 9.0

Professor Scott Ashford has seen the consequences of “megathrust” quakes in Chile, Japan and New Zealand: buildings and bridges tilted and broken like toys, beachfront tourist towns reduced to rubble, pipelines squeezed out of the ground like toothpaste out of a tube, businesses closed or forced to relocate.

Of Texts and Textiles

For the rich and the royal, arras hangings were status symbols. They depicted ancient stories of valor and virtue. Often designed to inspire viewers to be braver and better, they also were instruments of political propaganda and puffery.

Aquatic Vigil

It boils down to a centuries-old debate among philosophers, scientists, veterinarians, farmers, ranchers, aquarists, and pet owners: What is our obligation to captive animals?

Online and Face-to-Face

The hallowed “sage on the stage” tradition is giving way to a more interactive process leavened by Wi-Fi and the Web.

Seeing the Light

Oregon scientists and startups have joined forces to create the next generation of “Low-E” window technology.

On the Beach

The mothers of beached whale calves often were missing entirely from the beach, a study found.