World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

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Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago __ and maybe they were Neanderthals.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

April 22
At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science
At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.
Nation
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Were Neanderthals the first Americans? Study makes bold claim

Study says ancient people arrived 100,000 years earlier than thought.
World
April 22

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."
World
April 22

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks Earth Day

Increased demand for food, energy and minerals drives continuing rapid loss.
Science
April 22
This Aug. 26, 2003 image made available by NASA shows Mars photographe...

How to survive a 250-day flight to Mars? Mayo tests an answer

Considering that astronauts on a mission to Mars will face almost a year of confinement, stress and boredom, an extra bag of peanuts isn't likely to cut it.
Science
April 20

Citizen scientists have perhaps located candidates for Planet Nine

Crowd-sourced searching turns up four unknown objects.
Science
April 20

Early reptile forces a double-take on dinosaurs

Teleocrater rhadinus paints a more complicated history of the ancestry and evolution of dinosaurs
Science
April 20

Elephants know when their bodies are in the way

A new test demonstrates that the animals have a degree of self-awareness.
Science
April 20

Health briefs: Pathway to celiac vaccine found

For the first time, a biological pathway leading to celiac disease has been described, raising potential for preventive measures including a vaccine. A study published…
Science
April 20

A court for young adults calls on brain science

If brains are developing, how responsible are young adults for crimes?
Science
April 20
In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a pharmacy technician poses for a picture with hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets, also known as Vicodin, at Oklahoma Hospital Discount Pharmacy in Edmond, Okla.

Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Fresh approaches might offer alternative to opioids.
Science
April 20
FILE - In this Monday, April 17, 2017, file photo, runners head to the...

An hour of running can get you seven more hours of life

Even sporadic joggers gained about 3 years.
West Metro
April 20

75,000 ladybugs being released inside Mall of America for Earth Day

The insects are being released by kids on Thursday and will perform as a natural pesticide.
Variety
April 20
FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2011, file photo, killer whale Tilikum...

This baby killer whale is the last one born at SeaWorld

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales.
Nation
April 19
In this artist tendering provided by M. Weiss Harvard-Smithsonian Cent...

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either.
World
April 19

Canada's ice roads are melting too soon

Even in the depths of winter, increasingly frequent storms and thawing have made the roads more dangerous and sometimes too weak to use safely.
St. Paul
April 19

Scientists prepare to march 'into the streets' Saturday

A dozen Minnesota cities will host March for Science events.
World
April 18

Advisers urge Trump to keep U.S. in Paris accord

Industry suggests staying, but weakening U.S. pledge.
Business
April 18
FILE -- John Glenn in Cape Canaveral, Fla., before his flight into spa...

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
Variety
April 18

Google Earth invites you to 'get lost' exploring the planet

Google Earth is getting a revival, as the 3-D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration.
Science
April 15

Why are so many people popping vitamin D?

Millions are popping supplements, but proof of benefits is scant.