If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by

Diets too low in carbs may increase risk of premature death over time

Deep cuts can offer gains in short term, but may be risky over the long haul, researchers say.

DNA of extinct cave bears lives on in brown bears

September 21
A researcher held the skull of a cave bear, a species that went extinct 25,000 years ago. A study found genetic mixing between cave bears and brown be
It's much like humans carry around a bit of Neanderthal, and it challenges our view of extinction.

How humans are making extreme weather events worse

September 21
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
Climate change is getting more concrete all the time, a Georgia Institute of Technology scientist warns.
Science
September 21

Lasker Awards honor pioneers in medicine

The awards are sometimes called the "American Nobels" because 87 of the recipients have gone on to win that prize.
Nation
September 20
The Pentagon

Biosafety reforms still lag at military labs

The lack of progress makes it difficult for experts to determine whether safety has improved.
Nation
September 20
A replica of James Cook's ship, the Endeavour, is shown off Sydney, Australia, in 2005.

Captain James Cook's ship may have been found sunken in U.S. harbor

Researchers believe they have pinpointed the ship's final resting place and will reveal "details of a promising candidate" on Friday.
Nation
September 19
Americans received about 2.4 billion unwanted, automated calls every month, according to 2016 estimates by the FCC.

Nearly half of cellphone calls next year will be scams, report says

Prominent spam calls involve fraudsters pretending to be representatives from a bank, a debt collector or cable company.
Local
September 19
A tour boat on Lake Michigan near downtown Milwaukee, Wis., July 16, 2015. A 2008 compact among the eight states that touch one of the Great Lakes bar

Correction: Great Lakes-Water Diversion story

In a story Sept. 18 about the diversion of Lake Michigan water to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Peter Annin as director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. Annin is a journalist and director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College. Todd Ambs directs the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.
Business
September 18
In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

Company is accused of using targeting tools to discriminate.
Business
September 18
Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, looked at some new iPhone models with CEO Tim Cook during an event to announce new products Wednesday.

Apple designer Jony Ive is 'zealous' over the tech giant's most personal device

The man who turned Macs into candy colors now pays the most attention to Apple's watch.
Business
September 18
SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announces the name of the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Mond

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket "to inspire the dreamer in all of us."
Local
September 16
Some of the last of the First Kiss apples from the U's Horticultural Research Center.

With First Kiss, University of Minnesota apple growers find their sweet spot

David Bedford bites into 500 apples a day in peak season, so he knows a thing or two about taste and texture. And when the…
Local
September 15

Hype or hope? Unlocking genes to block diseases

Mayo conference weighs ethical responsibilities of individualizing medicine.
Science
September 15
Ragweed

Climate change has extended Minnesota's ragweed season

A classically harsh August for weed allergies has given way, so far, to a milder September. But — sniff, sniff — allergy season might not…
Nation
September 14

As Earth's ice melts, NASA's new satellite will be watching

If all goes well for NASA on Saturday, climate scientists will get a new eye in the sky that will be able to watch the…
Science
September 13

The latest transformation in cancer care: Doing less

Oncologists are using biomarkers, other new tools to shift to less aggressive or toxic therapies.
Science
September 13
Insect pests — including a European corn borer — consume as much as 20 percent of the plants that humans grow for food, an amount likely to grow.

The bugs are coming – and they will want more of our food

Ever since humans learned to wrest food from soil, creatures like the corn earworm, the grain weevil and the bean fly have dined on our…
Science
September 13
Dr. Gregory Van Stavern, seated, and Dr. Rajendra Apte examine the eyes of a woman using technology that one day may make it possible to screen patien

Eye exam may help detect Alzheimer's before symptoms emerge

ST. LOUIS – Using an easy eye exam, researchers at Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis were able to detect evidence of Alzheimer’s…
Science
September 13
Avital Falk with a patient who rated her anxiety at 20 on a scale of 1 to 20 at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, April 9, 2018. Advocates say short

Some patients finish therapy in just weeks with short, intense sessions

New wave of intensive therapy touted as being as effective as treatment over time.
Science
September 13
Researchers used 187,585 satellite images to create the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica. The project’s lead investigator said, “Until now,

New Antarctica map is like 'putting on glasses for the first time and seeing 20/20'

The new map reveals unprecedented detail of the most desolate place on Earth.
Science
September 13
In this Sept. 2016, photo provided by the University of California Irvine, UC Irvine grad student, Samantha Leigh handles a bonnethead shark in Irvine

First of its kind: An omnivorous shark

Turns out bonnetheads digest plants along with prey, much like humans.
Science
September 13
NASA released a composite image of the Curiosity rover at Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge, where the car-size rover has been exploring for about a year. NASA

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped a dusty but cool selfie, as seen in a newly released panorama. A thin layer of dust is visible…
World
September 11
In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalon

Hunger worsens worldwide, and climate change is blamed

Africa and South America have been the most heavily affected.