Martin Larsen showed the cover crop of rye grass that remains after he harvested the corn from the land he farms near Byron.

Farms and forests could be key to curbing greenhouse gas emissions

Managing landscapes can hold more carbon in soil, grass and trees, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Faced with crisis, Facebook's leaders fought and stumbled

November 14
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifies on Capitol Hill in September. Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after an
As the company's stock price plummeted and a consumer backlash was sparked, the social media giant's leadership went on the attack.

UnitedHealthcare to feature Apple Watch in wellness plans

November 14
Plan beneficiaries can earn up to $4 per day for meeting its goals. Those dollars can be used toward buying the Apple Watch, above.
The company added the device in hopes of expanding participation.
Business
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Study says Minnesota can economically reach renewable energy goals by 2050

Improving economics should make renewable energy less costly, it says.
Business
November 14

How Facebook wrestled with scandal: 6 key takeaways

For more than a year, Facebook has endured cascading crises — over Russian misinformation, data privacy and abusive content — that transformed the Silicon Valley…
Nation
November 14
This 2014 photo provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows a group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. On Wednesday, Nov. 14

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.
World
November 14
The study had said the oceans are retaining more energy as heat is being trapped within Earth’s climate system each year.

Scientists admit key errors in ocean warming study

Margin of error is too large to support conclusion.
Variety
November 14
With health insurance open-enrollment season underway, automated phone calls offering Affordable Care Act or other health plans are spiking.

Robocalls hit 'epidemic levels' during open enrollments

With health insurance open-enrollment season underway, automated phone calls offering Affordable Care Act or other health plans are spiking.
Variety
November 14
Researchers are using social media to help find people at risk of depression.

Facebook algorithms may be able to help diagnose depression

Depression often goes undiagnosed. Researchers are turning to Facebook to change that.
Variety
November 13
The Science Museum of Minnesota has a new boneman. Alex Hastings is recently started work as the museum’s Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology. Here, H

Meet the new dinosaur bone hunter at the Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum's new paleontologist really digs crocodiles and "Jurassic Park."
Business
November 13
“It’s always an 80-percent solution from tech. It’s not a 100-percent solution,” says Lucie Greene, an author and director of a media agency.

Tech industry needs to fix itself before trying to fix the world, writer says

It is flaw-filled, she believes, yet it thinks it has every answer.
World
November 13
Remains of walls and floors, probably from houses, from the lost ancient city of Tenea. The ministry said Tuesday archaeologists have located the firs

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece's culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.
Science
November 10

Kids respond faster to mom's voice than alarm

Kids respond faster to mom's voice than alarmA mother's recorded voice will wake a child and get him out the room much faster than a…
Science
November 10

More ERs starting to offer addiction treatment

Movement is slowly growing to offer medicine to opioid users.
Science
November 10

New research pushed back date of cacao

Scientists found traces of it on a ceramic artifact from Ecuador.
Science
November 10

Scientists detect deepest underwater volcanic eruption off Guam

Deepest underwater volcanic eruptionIn 2015, a team of researchers sent robotic submersibles beneath the waves north of Guam. They had set out to study an…
Science
November 10

Scientists warn that world's wilderness areas are disappearing

More than 77% of Earth has been modified by humans.
Science
November 10
Scientists say as few as 300 red siskins remain in the wild in Venezuela, although it’s difficult to estimate their numbers in the politically turbu

Venezuela's vanishing "Cardenalito" bird gets a coffee boost

Project helps coffee farmers protect "Cardenalito"
Science
November 10

In Brazil, demand for weight loss drugs surges

First Brazilians started gobbling up junk food. Now they're clamoring for weight-loss drugs.Brazil, where the obesity rate has surged over the past decade, is now…
Science
November 10
People who buy organic food are usually convinced it is better for their health, and they are willing to pay for it.

Can eating organic food lower your risk for cancer?

The benefits have often been debated, but now a large study shows it offers a surprising amount of protection.
Nation
November 9
Union Pacific Railroad has already had to move its freight trains to an alternate temporary track because of a shifting spring.

San Andreas fault signaling a slow-developing disaster

Subtle seismic shifts of a muddy spring have experts concerned over potential destruction
Local
November 8
The PolyMet mine in Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

Advocates ask state to put a hold on PolyMet permits

Legal case questioning mine's size should be resolved first, they say.
Science
November 8
Dr. Brian Engdahl, left, is conducting an experiment to study symptoms categorized as Gulf War Syndrome. Veteran William P. Brownell is receiving a hi

Minneapolis VA tests immunologic treatment for Gulf War Illness

Minneapolis researchers' unconventional theory is that hastily arranged vaccines contributed to some veterans' mysterious and chronic illnesses