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The Materials Show Preps for Major Debut in Europe in May

The show will take place in London, adding to the schedule of materials events in Portland and Boston.
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The Materials Show Set to Debut in Europe in May

The show will take place in London, adding to the schedule of materials events in Portland and Boston.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Portland


Portland Lawmakers Want to Block 5G Rollout, Citing Shaky Health Risks

City officials in Portland, Oregon are preparing a Wednesday vote to oppose the rollout of next-generation 5G networks in the city, Inverse reported on Tuesday. The move, which is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz, is motivated in part because of disputes with the federal…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Portland, Wireless, Portland Oregon, 5g, Amanda Fritz, Ted Wheeler, Chloe Eudaly


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children

A measles outbreak centered around Portland, Ore., and neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has sickened at least 53 people, most of them children. According to the health department in Clark County, Wa...
Tags: Science, Portland, Clark County, Vancouver Wash


'A Measles Outbreak Could Have Killed My Daughter'

As a parent staring down the measles outbreak in Portland, I feel so grateful my daughter is vaccinated. But just two years ago, when she was recovering from cancer treatment, this outbreak could have killed her.
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A popular genealogy website just helped solve a serial killer cold case in Oregon

On Thursday, detectives in Portland, Ore. announced that a long-cold local murder case finally came to a resolution, 40 years after the fact. In 1979, 20-year-old Anna Marie Hlavka was found dead in the Portland apartment she shared with her fiance and sister. According to police, she was strangled to death and sexually assaulted. Police followed a number of leads and kept tabs on the case for decades without a breakthrough. Last May, detectives with Portland’s Cold Case Homicide Detail dug back...
Tags: TC, Texas, Science, Oregon, Dna, Tech, Fbi, Genetics, Portland, Pacific Northwest, Forensics, Moore, McFadden, Parabon, Gedmatch, CeCe Moore


Firm abandons plan to help endangered salmon in Maine river

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A plan to test the use of a new technology to help endangered salmon in a Maine river that is critical to their existence has been abandoned, at least for now.
Tags: Science, Maine, Portland, Maine AP


South American hawk in Maine euthanized as condition worsens

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group caring for an injured South American hawk that turned up in a park in Maine says the bird had to be euthanized after its condition deteriorated. Avian Haven says in a Facebook post on Thursday the decision to euthanize the great black hawk was “tinged with regret, sorrow, even […]
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Nation, Maine, Portland, Maine AP


Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot."
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Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what's been identified as an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot."
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The Anti-Vaxxers Spreading Measles in Portland Should Be Arrested

When private decisions have dire public consequences, it's appropriate for law enforcement to step in.
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‘Tragic and preventable’: Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

The outbreak occurred in an area described by one doctor as a 'hotspot' for outbreaks due to its extraordinarily high number of unvaccinated children.The parents of children in Washington, Oregon and 16 other states are allowed to apply for personal or philosophical exemptions from the vaccines required to get into public school.The World Health Organization calls the propensity not to get vaccinated 'vaccine hesitancy', and the organization said one of its goals over the next 5 years is to decr...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Innovation, Portland, Disease, Who, World Health Organization, Houston, Vaccines, World Health Organization WHO, Washington Oregon, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Clark County


Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson talks up spacesuits and his countdown to space trip

Virgin Galactic's billionaire founder, Richard Branson, today took the wraps off a partnership with Under Armour to create the spacesuit and the footwear that he could well be wearing on a SpaceShipTwo suborbital space trip within a few months. Under Armour will also create a performance training program for Virgin Galactic's hundreds of customers — including the opportunity to train at Under Armour's lab in Portland, Ore. The actual apparel design and other details will have to wait...
Tags: Science, Virgin Galactic, Portland, Richard Branson, Branson, Armour, Spaceport America


People near Portland aren't vaccinating babies. Health officials just declared a measles emergency

Health officials in Clark County, Washington, identified the Portland International Airport as a possible exposure location.
Tags: Science, Portland, Portland International Airport, Clark County Washington


US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.
Tags: Science, US, Portland, Paradise California


Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Portland, Northwest, Paradise California


Husband of Oregon Governor Cleans National Park Bathroom, Bills Trump

Dan Little, the husband of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, paid a visit recently to Mt. Hood National Forest Sno-Park southeast of Portland. The deluge of trash he encountered in the park’s bathroom, thanks to Donald Trump’s federal government shutdown, didn’t seem to jibe with that whole claim about “Making America Great…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Portland, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, National Park Service, Kate Brown, Mt Hood National Forest Sno Park


Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed.
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Willamette River


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "broken" process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock without trying other alternatives.
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Hawk native to South America wows crowd in Maine park

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hawk that is native to Central and South America generated a lot of attention from Maine’s birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a fellow raptor and dined on a squirrel. The great black hawk has been a source of fascination in Maine since it […]
Tags: Science, News, Maine, Portland, South America, Maine AP, Nation & World


Researchers discover Oregon’s first dinosaur fossil

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon scientists discovered a dinosaur bone, the first fossil from a land-dwelling prehistoric creature found in the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the discovery came in 2015 when earth sciences professor Greg Retallack was in central Oregon, leading a field expedition of students looking for fossilized plants near the town […]
Tags: Science, News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, University of Oregon, Nation & World, Greg Retallack


Mt. Hood fault lines could trigger quake, researchers say

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Researchers say active fault lines on Mount Hood could potentially trigger a 7.2 magnitude quake that could reach Portland. KGW-TV reports the recently discovered fault lines to the north, south and southwest of Mount Hood extend to the Columbia River. Ian Madin of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries […]
Tags: Science, News, Portland, Ore AP, Mount Hood, Nation & World, KGW TV, Ian Madin


Portland State invests $3M for new research centers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University is investing $3 million into efforts to research homelessness and improve urban cores. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports university President Rahmat Shoureshi announced Monday the funding dedicated to a new Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative and a Digital City Testbed Center. The collaborative aims to search for solutions to homelessness […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Ap, Portland, Portland State University, Portland State, Nation & World, Rahmat Shoureshi, Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative


Report says fishing rule might put whales at greater risk

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report by federal scientists about a critically endangered whale says some regulations intended to protect them aren’t working and might have unintended consequences for the animals. The report is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration technical memo and it concerns the North Atlantic right whale. The right whale is one […]
Tags: Science, News, Portland, North Atlantic, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Maine AP, Nation & World


Oregon sees low-oxygen seasons in coastal waters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say the waters off Oregon’s coast now have a season of low oxygen caused by warming ocean temperatures. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the coastal waters now go through an annual season of hypoxia, a condition resulting in the deaths of sea organisms as dissolved oxygen decreases in water near the […]
Tags: Science, News, Oregon, Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ore AP, Nation & World


Oregon State scientists examine Mount St. Helens formation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University scientists may have the answer to why Mount St. Helens is out of line with other major Volcanoes on the Cascade Range. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports university geophysicist Adam Schultz and his team think a giant subsurface rock formation diverted magma, causing Mount St. Helens to form west […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Portland, Oregon State, Oregon State University, Mount St Helens, Nation & World, Adam Schultz, Cascade Range Oregon Public Broadcasting


Oregon’s only heart transplant program ends indefinitely

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants is ending its program indefinitely, just days after announcing it would suspend the program for 14 days to regroup. Oregon Health & Science University has lost all four of the doctors on the heart transplant team and can no longer perform the operations […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Oregon, Portland, Ore AP, Oregon Health Science University, Nation & World


Waters off Maine in midst of record year for warmth

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans, and they’re nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history. A scientist with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland says the average sea surface temperature in the Gulf of […]
Tags: Science, News, Maine, Portland, New England, Maine AP, Nation & World, Gulf of Maine Research Institute


Oregon wheat farmers try to stop fire that's consuming crops

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what was expected to be one of the most bountiful harvests in years.
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Tractor driver dies as fire consumes Oregon wheat fields

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man killed in an Oregon wildfire appears to have been trying to protect his neighbor's property from flames sweeping through vast wheat fields in a rural farming area, authorities said Thursday.
Tags: Science, Oregon, Portland, Ore AP



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