Portland Japanese Garden is ablaze with fall colors

The Portland Japanese Garden comes alive with color in the cool autumn months. Can’t get there on your own? Enjoy a couple minutes of lovely scenery as seen through the lens of OPB photographer Brandon Swanson.

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Christmas spirit comes to life in Sumpter, Oregon

The Eastern Oregon mining town of Sumpter is officially known as a "ghost town." But every Christmas, the old steam engines of the Sumpter Valley Railroad bring the spirit of the season to life for hundreds of visitors.


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Want to study how aliens might think? Look to the octopus

Octopuses are incredibly smart, yet the majority of their neurons exist in their arms and suckers, and not in their brain, making them as close to alien intelligence as we can find on Earth. It's like: what if our hands and fingers could think for themselves?









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