The reason for mangroves’ massive capacity for carbon can be summed up in two words: perpetual wetness.
Boone Kauffman and his research team share their field work with leeches, disease-carrying insects and other dangers.
Mas Subramanian didn’t expect to find a brilliant blue pigment when he was looking for new semiconductors. But the Milton Harris Chair Professor of Materials Science in the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry was shocked in 2009 when he saw a graduate student take a powder with a vibrant blue hue out of a laboratory furnace.
When floods arrive, hydrologists scramble. They run computer models to evaluate the need for evacuation. They gather data to understand impacts on fish, soils and water quality. Now, Oregon State researchers will have access to two new labs that enable them to test theories before the downpour.
Where the grass is greener, pregnancies tend to be fullterm, and babies tend to have higher birth weights. The findings hold up even when results are adjusted for factors such as neighborhood income, exposure to air pollution, noise and neighborhood walkability, according to researchers at Oregon State University and the University of British Columbia.
Unlike novels, whose characters come to life inside the mind of the reader, plays must be performed to fulfill their literary purpose. But staging takes backing, both financial and professional. Without the imprimatur of the powers that be, new playwrights may never see their words come to life in front of an audience.