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Amber-encased plant could be oldest known grass: Specimen may also preserve a Cretaceous-aged hallucinogen

George Poinar analyzed amber from Myanmar. He discovered it may contain the oldest fossilized grass specimen, which may also be infected with ergot, a fungus.

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Rogue supports higher ed with new Oregon craft beers for PSU, OSU

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Rogue Brewery's Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale will go to PISCO's research on sea star wasting syndrome.

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In A Snake Orgy, Ejaculate Can Get Expensive

Bob Mason and Chris Friesen (PhD, OSU Zoology, 2012) investigated the energy expenditure of garter snakes' mating.

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Snail Genetic Variation Associated With Resistance to Schistosomiasis

Jacob Tennessen and researchers in the Blouin Lab have discovered genes that allow snails to resist infection by schistosomes.

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What the 'False Eyes' of Butterflies Are Really For

Katy Prudic's research helps explain why eyespots are beneficial to butterflies.

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