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How China uses high-tech surveillance to track minorities
Government invests in sophisticated surveillance to monitor citizens.
Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast
Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.
Remote island awash in plastic garbage, researchers find
Study pinpoints the source of banned gas that's harmful to the ozone layer
Emissions of CFC-11 came from provinces in China.
Self-driving trucks will carry mail in U.S. for the first time
Self-driving trucks could save hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating human drivers and the hours-of-service rules that keep them from driving round the clock.
EPA plans to change risk assessment to predict fewer pollution deaths
To defend rollback of protections, agency to change the way it calculates health risk.
Beyond the grid: Minnesota drivers start journey toward zero carbon
Transportation is now the leading source of carbon emissions in the state, and mile by mile, Minnesotans who worry about climate change are focusing on it as the way to cut greenhouse gases.
Game of drones is Minnesota high school tourney first
Physics and engineering contest is a first for Minnesota high schoolers.
Skipping breakfast may increase stroke, heart risks
Breakfast skippers had a 59% increased risk of developing heart disease, and more than triple the risk of stroke.
A new answer for pain: Burning it away
Medical trial singes brain tissue to prevent neurons from overreacting and triggering pain.
Surging suicide rate among girls raises questions about role of social media
Rates among girls and boys ages 10 to 19 have increased since 2007.
Science briefs: Study reveals Nazis came closer to building nuclear weapon than thought
A cube of uranium. A Nazi plan to build a nuclear bomb. A search for the fate of the remaining pieces of an experiment that…
Microplastics travel by air, bringing ill effects far from population centers
Researchers said they found microplastic particles raining down on a secluded spot in the Pyrenees, 75 miles from the nearest city. The study in the…
New wave of satellites could pinpoint greenhouse gas offenders
A wave of satellites set to orbit Earth will be able to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases, down to an individual leak at an oil…
Discovery of first Denisovan jaw reveals secrets of human evolution
The world's collection of Denisovan fossils — several teeth, a bit of skull and bone splinters — could fit in a cereal bowl.
Tree rings offer rich historical picture of climate change
In those rings live information about precipitation, temperature and other data about that year.
Health briefs: Statins may cut risk of glaucoma, long-term study finds
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might reduce the risk for glaucoma. Previous studies of the link produced conflicting results. Now a large study in JAMA Ophthalmology offers…
Autism can be diagnosed as young as 14 months, study says
Earlier detection means earlier treatment, which should improve outcomes, a leading researcher said.
AI tool can detect PTSD from patient voices
An objective test could remove the barriers to diagnosis and treatment.
U medical student's research renews focus on Gulf War illness
Dr. Nicole Baldwin will present her findings at the Minneapolis VA on Thursday.
For women, Tourette's syndrome means added burdens
Diagnosis rates may be especially low in girls and women, partly because clinicians aren't used to looking for it.
Rare form of breast cancer gets increased attention
A particularly insidious form of breast cancer that presents not as a lump embedded deeply in tissue but as an anomaly on the surface.
Job prospects bright for the technically minded
The Class of 2019 is joining the workforce during an economic upswing, complete with historically low unemployment and rising wages.
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'Little Frankenstein,' conceived to save sister, is now a happy teen
Israeli scientists 3-D printed tiny human heart in effort to revolutionize transplants
Minneapolis VA hospital studies how to treat moral wounds
Science briefs: Technology used to study distant galaxies now helping find rare animals
National stem cell trial seeks to be game-changer for kids born with half a working heart
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