Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Stories by Winston Ross
From Mad to Worse
4/24/14 at 1:17 PM
America is a very angry place. Brain reprogramming can help.
4/9/14 at 5:30 PM
After a memo from the Treasury Department, banks and marijuana growers are out to make some leafy green
The Ghost Town That Wouldn’t Die
2/19/14 at 6:55 AM
A newly discovered natural gas field may finally get the Turkish army out of Cyprus and open up one of the world’s most beautiful resorts
A Fashionable Turkey
2/13/14 at 4:23 PM
A country known for little more than making copies is now a burgeoning scene for creative designers
Robbery on the Silk Road
1/9/14 at 7:33 PM
Users may have been fleeced and vendors arrested, but the online illegal drug bazaar is hard to kill
The High Road
1/2/14 at 5:53 PM
Decriminalizing pot doesn’t mean it mixes well with driving
One Size Fits Nobody
12/18/13 at 7:15 PM
There are options for people who want to smart-phone without paying exorbitant rates; they’re just tough to sleuth out
Colorado’s Unsung Heroes
9/27/13 at 4:45 AM
Wayne Shoemaker is one of thousands who came to the aid of flood victims earlier this month.
The Man Who Broke the Internet
9/20/13 at 5:45 AM
With a widely watched video stunt, Jimmy Kimmel raked in the ratings. But some say the television host damaged YouTube’s credibility in the process.
Sex. Booze. Money.
9/14/13 at 4:45 AM
A distiller with dreams goes into business with Playboy.
Arsenio Is Back
8/31/13 at 4:45 AM
The millennials may not know him. But watch out: the adventurous television host returns.
A Penny Deferred
8/23/13 at 12:00 AM
A radical new way to pay for college.
Let It Bee
7/31/13 at 4:45 AM
The politicians who want to save America’s bees.
7/24/13 at 4:45 AM
A woman takes the helm of Xbox. Misogyny ensues.
Can Colleges Be Prosecuted as Crack Houses?
5/3/10 at 8:00 PM
Everyone knows drug use happens on campuses, but can administrators be held legally responsible for it?
The Conan Tour Begins
4/13/10 at 3:38 AM
On the day he announced a stunning deal to move to TBS, Conan O'Brien began his new comedy tour. Can you guess his favorite punchline?
Internet Addiction Left My Brother Homeless
10/7/09 at 8:00 PM
Internet addiction sounds like a punch line. But it ruined my brother's life.
Oregon Trial Spotlights Faith Healing Cases
7/7/09 at 8:00 PM
An Oregon couple is the latest to be tried for prohibiting medical treatment for their sick child. A look at 'faith healing' in America.
Will New Craigslist Policy Curb Prostitution?
5/13/09 at 8:00 PM
Under pressure, Craigslist is revamping its adult services ads. But critics wonder if the change will actually stop illicit activity.
Inside the Coverage of a Mayoral Sex Scandal
2/2/09 at 7:00 PM
How an investigative reporter at a small Portland weekly scooped a nationally acclaimed daily paper on a sex scandal involving the city's mayor.
What Was Motive Behind Obama Effigy on Campus?
9/29/08 at 8:00 PM
A week after an effigy of Barack Obama was found hanging on a small Oregon campus, the community is grappling to understand the motive.
Road Rage in Portland: Bikes, Cars Clash
7/27/08 at 8:00 PM
A surge in bike ridership spurs a new kind of road rage
Fishing Boat Accidentally Severs Teen Surfer’s Arm
7/15/08 at 8:00 PM
Everyone knew that the close proximity of surfers and fishing boats on a remote Oregon coast was bound to result in tragedy. Now that it's happened, competing factions debate how to prevent its recurrence.
Police Struggle to Explain Washed-Up Human Feet
6/23/08 at 8:00 PM
A bizarre mystery baffles British Columbia.
Tonya Harding Book Claims She Was a Victim
5/21/08 at 8:00 PM
The notorious figure skater now says she's not the monster portrayed in the media. But can anyone believe her latest story?
Pacific Coast Mystery: Who Killed the Sea Lions?
5/11/08 at 8:00 PM
A salmon shortage. Dead mammals. Inside a maritime mystery.
Environment: A Salmon Shortage
4/16/08 at 1:07 PM
Oregon's salmon-fishing industry seemed poised to recover—until now.
Sex Charges and a Facebook Frenzy
1/24/08 at 7:00 PM
A Facebook group blasted unproven allegations of sexual assault across campus. Is what happened at an Oregon college rough justice--or reputation assassination?
Oregon Custody Case Sparks Raucous Debate
11/8/07 at 7:00 PM
An Oregon custody case could reunite a two-year-old with a convicted felon: his dad.
Oregon Seizes Pet Deer, Controversy Erupts
9/18/07 at 8:00 PM
Six years ago, an Oregon man rescued a fawn and raised her as a family pet. So when the state seized the deer, with a threat of euthanasia, all hell broke loose.