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Natural Sciences

The World is Our Laboratory

Test tubes filled with colored liquid

It's a given now that scientists collaborate with colleagues many time zones away -- not just across the nation, but all across the globe. And now UO science undergraduates can gain real-world international experience that will prepare them for an increasingly globalized future.

Milkshakes and MRIs

Three milkshakes on a tray

Milkshakes have an interesting tale to tell: Overweight women may not enjoy their food as much as their leaner counterparts.

Let's Get Physiological

Two virtual women inside a  virtual model of a roomSo, this athlete walks into a virtual clinic...
It might sound like the beginning of a joke, but it's really the beginning of a new way of teaching anatomy.

Science Council Convenes

The UO Provost's Office has convened a Science Council to advise the provost and UO president on issues related to science research, including national and international trends and developments in the sciences.

Archives Delve Into History of Trauma

A drawing of two men in a study entitled, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, meet your real-life counterpart, "Louis." In January 1886, the same month Robert Louis Stevenson published his tale of a prominent London physician with a split personality, another British author wrote about Louis and his "multiplex personality."

Whole Lotta Shakin'

A graph of earthquake zones in California

Conventional wisdom says that there's no such thing as a sure thing. Except for earthquakes in California.

A study released by the U.S. Geological Survey in April 2008 predicts that California has a 99.7 percent probability of experiencing a 6.7 magnitude earthquake sometime in the next 30 years.

Diversity on a Micro Scale

Thumbnail image for microbe.jpgIf you compare a lush Amazon rain forest full of orchids and ferns to the icy South Pole, it's clear that not all ecosystems are created equal. One is full of diverse plant species; the other appears comparatively barren. UO biologist Jessica Green and her colleagues wondered if the same patterns might appear on the microbial scale.

Online Extras

Change Agent?

An audio icon Will Obama be a one-term president? Will Republicans wander in the wilderness?

Oregon Economic Index

A comment iconGet a direct link to this essential bellwether for today's economy.

Collider Questions

A video iconWorried about black holes? Or just curious how the Large Hadron Collider works?

Arts, Aesthetics and Audacity

A camera iconSee a slideshow of Jeff Koons sculptures at Versailles.

"Bearing the Body" Excerpt

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Read the first chapter of the novel that won the 2008 Ken Kesey Award.

All Things Darwin

A video icon Watch Darwin talks, read an essay by the "Weird Science" professor.

Dr. Jekyll Meets His Match

A comment icon Read about a real-life "multiplex personality" in the Trauma Archives

Theater Student Tells All

A comment iconGet a student's perspective on the Robinson Theatre renovation.

Alumni Confidential

A comment icon Direct links to theater alumni featured in this issue of Cascade.