Igor Olegovich Turashev, left, and Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets. The pair were charged Thursday in connection with a decade-long cyber-crime spree.

Russians stole tens of millions of dollars in massive hacking scheme, officials say

Alleged hackers face charges in United States and Britain.

Impeachment report's phone logs renew concerns about security of Trump's communications

December 5
President has communicated with Rudy Giuliani and others via cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by the Russians and other intelligence services, officials say.

As climate risk grows, cities test a tough strategy: Saying 'no' to developers

December 5
Virginia Beach's experience, including a court battle, could become a harbinger for others nationwide.
St. Paul
December 4
Theresa Plaunt brought her sons Owen, 7, Austin, 5, and her nephew Gavin Neilser, 5 to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Science Museum of Minnesota gets anonymous $1 million gift

The donation is the largest of its kind and can be used for the museum's operations, not a specific program.
Local
December 3
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Wisconsin researchers find microplastics in Boundary Waters

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have found microplastics in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota.
Business
December 3

A friendly reminder from the FBI: Your smart TV could give hackers a way in

Your smart TV probably watches you more closely than you watch it, and the FBI wants you to keep that in mind this holiday shopping…
Business
December 3

YouTube says viewers are spending less time watching conspiracy videos

YouTube said Tuesday its policies and enforcement helped reduce the length of time viewers watch videos that advance conspiracies and other debunked theories, as the…
World
December 1
An Ice Age wolf is seen in 2018 after it was found in Yakutia, Russia. An Ice Age puppy was discovered last year in Yakutia; researchers are investiga

Ice preserved a tiny puppy in near-perfect condition for 18,000 years

Researchers have big outstanding questions about the puppy they have named Dogor — “friend” — in a language of the Siberian area where the creature…
Science
November 30
Mac's Mission animal rescue founder Rochelle Steffen holds a 10-week-old golden retriever puppy with a small tail growing between his eyes, dubbed "Na

Scientists' tongues are wagging over unicorn puppy

Instead of a tusk, Narwhal the puppy has a miniature tail flopping between his eyes.
Science
November 30
If you are having a stroke, there is about a 9% chance you will be misdiagnosed in the ER. But if you are young, female, a person of color or have les

Could a doctor's bias cause misdiagnosis?

Risk rises if you're young, female, a person of color or have less education.
World
November 30
Following the call of Fridays For Future Hungary and Extinction Rebellion Hungary young environmentalists demonstrate to demand measures against clima

Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks

Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year's international talks on tackling global warming.
Science
November 30
The stem cell therapy is just one of many being tested by researchers to improve treatment of the roughly 500,000 spinal cord injuries that occur worl

Mayo reports progress repairing spinal cords with stem cells

Results have varied, and doctors don't yet understand why.
Science
November 30

Humans are transforming the world's ecosystems

On average, more than a quarter of all plant and animal species within an ecosystem are being replaced every decade.
Science
November 30
The skyline in Doha, Qatar, in July 2019.

The future of global warming may first hit Qatar

The wealthy nation must address its deadly combination of rising heat and humidity before it becomes inhospitable to life.
Science
November 30

Climate briefs: Is Arctic warming spreading viruses to animals?

Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic.…
Business
November 29
Dead Chinese pond mussels that were found in a network of ponds in Franklin Township, N.J.

Shell shock: Giant invasive mussels eradicated from US ponds

Most Americans know mussels as thumb-sized shellfish that occasionally adorn restaurant dinner plates.
World
November 28
A surge in sales of thicker reusable plastic bags is worsening British supermarkets’ “plastic footprint,” a new report says.

British push for sturdy 'bags for life' results in more plastic use, not less

"We have replaced one problem with another," Greenpeace U.K. says.
Science
November 27
On the trail: Dr. Michael Lauer, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., said, “We know there

In FBI's sights: Stolen research flowing to China

FBI, U.S. medical facilities seek to root out scientists they say are stealing secrets for China.
World
November 27
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, two Koalas climb a tree at a zoo in Sydney, Australia. Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perishe

Lewis the koala dies days after dramatic rescue from Australian fire

Lewis the koala was injured in Australian fires.
Science
November 27

Health briefs: Specially bred mosquitoes are fighting dengue fever

They still bite, but research shows that lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping in…
Science
November 27
The various diets supported by scientific evidence have greater similarities than differences, including emphasizing real food — as opposed to proce

How to eat your way to health

Millions of American have chronic conditions, but too few think of food as a way to manage specific issues.
World
November 26
Cattle graze among wind turbines near Stanton, Texas on Feb. 21, 2019. Renewable energy is spreading faster than could have been anticipated even a fe

'Bleak' U.N. report finds world heading to climate disaster

World's 20 richest countries are responsible for more than three-quarters of emissions; China and U.S. are at the top
Nation
November 26
Young trees are protected in restoration work along Briar Creek in Charlotte, N.C.

One U.S. city's plan to combat climate change: Bulldoze homes, rebuild paradise

Charlotte, N.C., removes buildings to mitigate extreme weather's effects.