Tornado Chasers on Science Friday… *Swoon*

Storm chasers. Every 10-year-old in the Midwest dreams of being one (or was that just me?). They’re the Indiana Joneses of weather geeks – risking their lives on high speed […]

Good News For Chocoholics

When choosing between chocolate eggs and Peeps at the grocery store, a new study on cardiovascular health may help the decision process. Researchers at the German Institute of Human Nutrition […]

Red Cross Tackles TB

World Tuberculosis Day was yesterday. Along with other goals, the treatment of “diseases of poverty” has always been the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). While […]

Oregon Research is Making Headlines!

At the Red Cross, we know that cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – and through our health and safety […]

Red Cross Wish List: 2010

As 2009 and “the double ohs” decade closed, many reflected on our world’s progress in the last year. While browsing my Popular Science Magazine listserv around NYE*, I was blown […]

“Continuing Push for Research” (or CPR)

Bad CPR pun? Probably. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Along with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using an automatic external defibrillator or AED is […]

Mystery of the Earthquake Swarms Solved!

Remember last year when seismologists reported observing “swarms” of hundreds of small earthquakes in the Pacific ocean just off the Oregon Coast? At the time they weren’t sure what was […]

The Leech is Back!

Back by popular demand, the leech has resurfaced in hospitals as a fashionable medicinal blood-sucking tool. I’m not talking about the horror movie, human-terrorizing type of leech, or the 19th […]

Volcanoes and Lightning: Together At Last

Every once in a while, we’ll just have so many super cool things to blog about that the slightly less interesting or slightly more time-consuming posts fall by the wayside. […]

NOAA-N Prime Launch Scrubbed

Hello from the PDX airport waiting area! (I’m waiting to board the plane to Chicago.)  Since I told you about the NOAA-N Prime satellite yesterday, I thought I should let […]