Amelia Earhart, shown in 1937, the year she disappeared in her Lockheed Electra airplane. The wreckage has never been found.

The Amelia Earhart mystery stays down in the deep

Robert Ballard's expedition did not find was a single piece of the Lockheed Electra airplane flown in 1937 by Earhart and Fred Noonan.

Duluth's famous Irvin museum ship ready to come home as soon as Wednesday

October 15
William A. Irvin in dry dock.
Officials need a calm day to tow it through the pedestrian bridge.

Tiny Minnesota high school aims to put washing machine in outer space

October 15
Student Joshua Klingensmith, center, readied his shop class’ electric car for a test drive. The class has placed second in the world in supermileage
"We don't build widgets here," said Luke Becker, Braham Area High's agricultural technology and physics teacher. "If it doesn't have a purpose, we don't do it."
Local
October 15
University of Minnesota researchers will use a smartphone app called BrainHQ to see if it can improve cognition, and the PRIME social networking app t

U tests new apps to help teen brains fight psychosis

Teens, young adults test a new non-drug treatment.
Local
October 13
Across Minnesota, DNR biologists, game wardens and volunteers have surveyed pheasant populations every August since 1955. Their findings this year wer

Where are all the pheasants? Habitat loss is tied to more farming

Pheasants, other wildlife decline as millions of acres returned to production.
East Metro
October 12
Keegan Lund, an aquatic invasive species specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, held up the shell of a native mussel covered i

Zebra mussels discovered in two more Ramsey County lakes

Ten lakes in the county are now infested with the invasive mussel.
World
October 12
China has one of the world’s largest cellphone markets, but users might be surprised to learn of the government’s access to their data.

Big Brother in China has 'superuser' access to cellphones

Authorities can retrieve messages, see contacts on 100 million phones.
Science
October 12
Leah Namugerwa, 15, a climate activist, who is leading a march of a variety of demonstrators – including students, parents, farmers and local leader

Meet the young climate protesters demanding change

From Melbourne, Australia, to La Paz, Bolivia, and London to Cape Town, South Africa, young people are mobilizing and goading world leaders.
Local
October 12
Loons are among 55 species likely to disappear from Minnesota summers by 2080, though the population appears steady.

Loons likely to disappear from Minnesota, new report warns

Minnesota is one of the country's fastest-warming states, largely because of its northern location and warming winters.
Science
October 12
Lawyers representing a group that may number more than 250,000 children have insisted that any opioid settlement or verdict must yield billions of dol

Lawyers seek special status for babies exposed to opioids

Lawyers argue that affected babies need special funds for long-term care.
Science
October 12
Researchers said extraterrestrial dust began to reach Earth about 50,000 years after an ancient asteroid collision.

Asteroid dust may offer clues to addressing climate change

In sufficient amounts, extraterrestrial dust can cool Earth by blocking solar radiation.
Science
October 12
Eleven-year-old Mathieu Bui of Chicago drinks 90 milliliters of walnut milk and cashew milk as part of a treatment to eliminate his allergies at Kenil

Drug for peanut allergy may go mainstream

It's a somewhat controversial treatment that hasn't been widely available.
Science
October 12

More young people feeling heavy toll of extreme drinking

What to many people is a celebratory elixir or social lubricant can ravage the body. And it doesn't take decades.
Science
October 12
A man uses a vaporizer in Denver, Sept. 13, 2019. Much about the disease linked to vaping remains unknown.

How public health officials in Wisconsin solved source of mystery epidemic: vaping

The epidemic has prompted outrage about federal oversight, but there is also a local public health success story to be told.
Science
October 12
Aerial view of a conservation corridor experiment in South Carolina shows four "patches" of habitat carved from pine forest. Ellen Damschen and collea

A way to improve wildlife habitats: Connect them

Scientists say a study published in the journal Science offer the most compelling evidence yet that connected habitats flourish for years.
Science
October 12
Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip. A Minnesota hospital consortium that has been testing treatments for years just

Cancer consortium bridges patients and research

A $20 million award from the National Cancer Institute aims to broaden its role of the Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium.
Minneapolis
October 10
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency employee Jake Nelson installs an air pollution monitor.

Minnesota will track urban air pollution by ZIP code

MPCA wants to compare Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhood health statistics with contaminant levels.
Science
October 9

Health briefs: Positive outlook may be good for your heart

Having an optimistic mind-set may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and early death, found a review of studies published in JAMA Network Open. An…
World
October 9
Nobel chemistry winner John B. Goodenough poses for the media at the Royal Society in London, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemist

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.
Local
October 8
New research from the University of Minnesota shows why a stream of new commercial applications for nanoparticles outstripping environmental science c

University of Minnesota research finds potential environmental impact of nanoparticles

The researchers don't know if the mutation is dangerous, but the point is that the battery nanoparticles are doing something unintended, the lead author said.
World
October 8
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 file photo Swiss Astronomers Michel Mayor, right, and Didier Queloz, left, pose for the photographer at the Ast

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone?
Business
October 8
Echo Buds are Amazon’s answer to Apple’s AirPods. Analysts say competitors have a small window to encroach on Apple’s market dominance.

AirPod rivals give consumers an earful as they try to catch up to Apple

Biggest fight in tech hardware is for your ear, and wireless buds come in many shapes and sizes.
World
October 8
FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rau

'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history.