-Sarah Keartes #1 Crying in Orbit? In his recent mid-orbit vlog entry, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates the physics of crying in space. “Your eyes will definitely cry . . . but the big difference is, tears don’t fall, so grab a hanky,” Hadfield said. It is earth’s gravitational force that causes […]Read more "1.21 Gigawatts: Sci-Tube – Five Videos That Will Blow Your Mind"
-by Bryan Kalbrosky On a clear day, the waters are clean and cerulean, the sky is unblemished, and the bright sun airs across the entire coast of the Pacific Northwest. Scenes like this not only help make the Oregon Coast one of the top travel destinations in the region but one of the most captivating […]Read more "Oregon’s Whale Watchdog"
-Marissa Tomko I brush my teeth seven times a day. I consider salads to be a food group. I think nail care is very important, and I tell people about every little pain I feel just in case I randomly lapse into a coma and the doctors need to figure out what caused it. That […]Read more "Don’t Worry Be Healthy: Shedding Light on SPF"
“1.21 Gigawatts” is a weekly science column covering local and national science news, as well as wildlife and conservation. Sarah Keartes is an ocean-obsessed junior studying journalism and marine biology. For more science mind candy, follow this Attenborough wannabe on Twitter. -Sarah Keartes Throughout the first week of the term, the hustle and bustle surrounding […]Read more "1.21 Gigawatts: Do U(O) Know? Shark Finning"
-Eleni Pappelis Sophomore Jenness Howery is an athlete at the University of Oregon. She participates in the university’s women’s water polo team but has been a swimmer since high school. She swam for Sheldon High School and was introduced to water polo her junior year. Having not gotten enough of her new found extracurricular, she joined […]Read more "Miss Independent: The UO Women’s Water Polo Team’s Efforts Outside the Pool"
-Eleni Pappelis When fox hunting became a more fashionable sport in the 18th century, competitive horse jumping first started to develop. Due to fences around enclosed properties, horses and their riders required training so they were able to clear the fences and get to the foxes. Today, the objective of jumping is to complete a […]Read more "University of Oregon Sophomore Jumps The Fences"
-Emily Fraysse Yes, you did read that right. While the origin remains uncertain, the sport of Squirrel Fishing has been growing in popularity the past five years. What it ultimately entails is the challenge of “catching” a squirrel by attempting to lift it off the ground using some type of bait (usually a nut, […]Read more "A New Sport Takes Hold: The Zen & Art of Squirrel Fishing"
-Casey Klekas I play an Irish sport called hurling, which, as we hurlers like to say, is a cross between lacrosse and murder. It is not the ice sport of curling, where ex-janitors come to flex their sweeping skills. Rather, it is an ancient Gaelic game that combines every other field sport I can think […]Read more "Hurling—Not Curling"
-Emily Fraysse Bobbing his head forwards and back, he lunged right for our car. “Roll up your window! Roll up your window!” screamed my mother in the driver’s seat. Of course, in the first thirty seconds of driving into the Wildlife Safari Park, we get attacked. Before this moment, we never thought we would experience […]Read more "Elephants and Rhinos and Bears in Oregon? Oh my!"
-Eleni Pappelis After trying nearly every sport offered at Beaverton High School, there was only one that stuck with Zoe Wilson. At the age of sixteen, Wilson started playing rugby at the recommendation of her friend. Her school never had a women’s rugby team before Wilson’s friend, Sierra, rallied a team together. Wilson decided to […]Read more "Duck & Cover: She Loves to be a Dirty Duck"