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Weird Science

When chefs play Mr. Wizard, dinner becomes a tasty experiment.

Food Reviews & Stories
Although haute cuisine is usually associated with artistry, many chefs believe that cooking is, above all, a science. While no one’s serving consommé in test tubes just yet (well, not in ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Claire Evans

OryCon 29: Defending the Captain

OryCon 29—Sunday, Nov. 18

Addressing a rapt audience, a woman fully clad in black slams down a folio of papers and announces, "Alright, what can we hang him for? Hideous fashion sense?" The audience titters quietly. "How about stilted delivery o...   More
Monday, November 19, 2007 by Claire Evans

Dr. Oliver Sacks

The renowned neurologist talks about that song playing in your head right now.

Q & A
Dr. Oliver Sacks is a rare bird in the world of medicine: Not only is he one of the country’s top neurologists, but the British-born doctor also has a knack for weaving his clinical profiles of ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Claire Evans

Linus Pauling Lecture Series: Putting a significant dent in the science haterade.

The Linus Pauling memorial lecture series has been tirelessly bringing science luminaries to Portland to give talks and engage the sodden masses.

Of course, for a lot of folks, the very mention of a "science lecture" might conjure up primal memories of carving doodles into high schoo...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Claire Evans

Real Open Sourcery

As Portland gears up for two mega techie conferences, WW takes a look at the city's own open source wizards.

Featured Stories
Newsflash, non-geeks: Computer software isn't inherently pricey. Chances are, if you have a computer, you paid a good chunk of money for the software running on it. For most of us, forking over a wad ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Claire Evans

iPhone Liveblogging, Part II

And we're off!

After a clamor of handclaps and a countdown that could be heard all the way from the food court, the Apple store re-opened with great ceremony at 6:00 PM to start hawking iPhones. Mall security and a handful of Rent-A-Cops had the whole area on lockdown, steering gawking teens out of the crucial flow area and only allowing in a handful of people at a t...   More
Friday, June 29, 2007 by Claire Evans

Liveblogging From the Apple Store

The new Apple iPhone will officially be released in a few minutes [ed note: due to image glitch, post went up at 6:12 pm], and the line in front of the Apple Store at Pioneer Place is at fever pitch, packed with open laptops and headphone-sporting mac geeks in "I Love Linux" t-shirts. Some people have been waiting all day to ...   More
Friday, June 29, 2007 by Claire Evans

Small World

Portland's unlikely connection to Japanese video-game hit Katamari Damacy.

Featured Stories
The first time someone explained to me how Katamari Damacy, the best-selling Japanese PlayStation 2 game, works, I practically fell off my chair. Although unorthodox, it's really quite simple: You, th ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Claire Evans

How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love letter To The Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time

Two writers pen a mash note to the mag that made them the women they are now.

Sassy was a rare breed of teen magazine. Albeit glossy and often gushy about "cute bands," it broke the mold by speaking candidly about issues verboten in mid-'90s magazine media: drugs, sexuality and ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Claire Evans

The Intelligent Universe

Local science guy takes on Life, the Universe and, well, Everything.

Science is changing. Better yet, science is change. If any single trend dominates the discipline, it might well be that our understanding of the world around us is in a constant state of flux. As we s ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Claire Evans
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