Science Pub LogoFrom Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University, we bring new ideas and insightful lectures from leading researchers and scientists to a pub full of inquisitive minds every month. Recorded live at the Old World Deli and other Corvallis locations, these episodes cover topics ranging from the science of marijuana to black holes and beyond. Science Pub is brought to you by Terra Magazine, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and the Downtown Corvallis Association.

You can subscribe to the podcast by copying the rss feed into any podcasting software or app, or use the links below to subscribe on iTunes and Google Play.

The Surprising Science and History of Leavening Agents

Cakes, breads, biscuits and other baked goods rise to the occasion as they heat up in the oven, and the agents responsible for this feat have a surprising story. At the April 10, 2017 Corvallis Science Pub Sue Queisser discussed the history of leavening agents and offered troubleshooting tips that help bakers achieve better results.

Recorded 4-10-17

 

The Ongoing Search for First Americans

Did the first people come to North America by land or by sea? Did they travel inland or along the coast? How does the human story begin here? Loren Davis, anthropologist at Oregon State University, shared the latest evidence for early human occupation along the Pacific slope of the New World and archaeological links between early sites situated around the Pacific Rim.

Recorded 2-13-17

 

Soft Robotics

In the movies the typical robot is as soft as a tin can. But inspired by animals that slither swim and crawl engineers are designing new robotic systems as soft as skin and muscle.

Recorded 3-13-17

 

Grand Strategies in Foreign Policy - Christopher McKnight Nichols

From rhetoric about putting "America First" to arguments about the founding of NATO, global concerns are playing a prominent role in this year’s presidential elections.

Recorded 10-10-2016

 

The Oregon Flora Project - Linda Hardison

The Oregon Flora Project provides information about the plants of the state in ways that are relevant to all citizens.

Recorded 9-12-16

 

The Science of Marijuana - Jane Ishmael

Jane Ishmael is an associate professor in the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and at the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, she discussed what scientists know about the effects of marijuana on the body and how it interacts with cells and systems.