OSU Won’t Help Grow This

Posted by Steve Leader on December 4, 2014

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

Oregon State University is famous for, among other things, helping gardeners.  But if you ask them for help growing marijuana, you’re probably not going to get it.

The Register Guard reports the school has sent out a reminder to community volunteers to keep quiet about growing marijuana.

Even thought it will be legal under Oregon law to grow up to …

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It May Pay To Lighten Up

Posted by Steve Leader on September 17, 2014

Photo courtesy: www.psypost.org

Oregon State University researchers have found a possible link between taking things too seriously and early death.

A team from O.S.U., along with Boston University, and Chonbuk National University in Korea, analyzed roughly 20-years of data from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Researchers looked at two types of stress: the kinds that comes from everyday hassles, such as traffic jams, …

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Freeze Survivor

Posted by Steve Leader on February 3, 2014

The freezing weather we had several weeks ago, combined with a new blast of cold air expected this week, won’t make much of a dent in the number of mosquitoes that are laying low, waiting to grow up.

Oregon State University professor Sujaya Rao, an entomologist, says mosquito larvae can withstand quite a freeze.  She says their bodies contain a chemical …

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