Understanding our ingrained behaviors when it comes to lines could affect everything from stock investing to medical treatments.

Turns out humans aren't the only ones that can't let it go

Mice, too, delay deciding, then can't shift gears even when better options emerge, University of Minnesota scientists report for first time.

Taj Mahal becomes stark symbol of India's environmental troubles

July 19
Garbage covered the area by the Yamuna river near the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. “The Taj is getting weak,” said a member of the Tourism Guild of A
Monument has become stark symbol of India's environmental troubles.

Alaskan bedrock reveals clues to early human migration

July 20
University of Buffalo researchers Alia Lesnek, left, and Charlotte Lindqvist, studied boulders on Dall Island in Alaska.
The finding supports the theory that the first people to populate the Americas were seafarers traveling from island to island.
Science
July 21
The Minneapolis VA was one of 11 veterans’ hospitals to join a program to expand access to clinical trials and enable the entire system to improve o

Minneapolis VA boosts access to federal cancer trial

The prevalence of veterans with lung, prostate and bladder cancers makes it likely that the hospital will pursue studies in those areas, a VA doctor said.
North Metro
July 20
Matthewos Michael, 10, took a closer look at his team’s remote car during a competition at the STEM camp at Earle Brown Elementary School on Friday

Students pick up science skills at Summer Engineering Experience for Kids

The camp organized by the National Society for Black Engineers came to the Twin Cities for the first time this year.
Science
July 20
Dietitians recommend that clients simplify food decisions by using a plate model, where you choose the right proportions of each food.

Here are the numbers that matter to your health

Twenty medical experts weigh in on what stats matters and which ones don't.
Science
July 20

Health briefs: Teens' use of digital media platforms may increase ADHD symptoms

  New research suggests that teenagers who spend more time toggling among a growing number of digital media platforms exhibit a mounting array of attention…
Science
July 20
23andMe, a genetics testing company, offers do-it-yourself kits.

Here's what you should know before trying a home health test

Home health tests are regulated by the FDA, which provides a database of approved tests on its website.
Science
July 20

Science briefs: Astronomers discover a dozen more moons at Jupiter

  Astronomers are still finding moons at Jupiter, 400 years after Galileo used his spyglass to spot the first ones. The latest discovery of a…
Science
July 20
An inside look from the Johnson Sea Link submersible.

Deep-sea sponges could be answer to finding new antibiotics

Scientists say deep-sea sponges may be answer to developing new medicines to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
Variety
July 19
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif.

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.
National
July 19
In this 2017 file photo, John Miano of Destin, Fla., holds a monarch butterfly on his fingertip as he waits for the newly tagged insect to take flight

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm.
Variety
July 18
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015, file photo, visitors gather at an outlook on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona.

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.
Business
July 18
EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on a Competition Case involving Google Android at the European Commission building, in Bru

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.
North Metro
July 18
Researchers at the Wildlife Science Center are trying to pinpoint when wolves grow wary of humans.

What separates dogs and wolves? Researchers go to Anoka County to find out

To figure out how dogs think, researchers in Stacy are studying a litter of wolf pups.
World
July 17
A girl cooled off in the Arabian Sea on a hot day in Mumbai.

Extreme heat could soon make some cities unlivable, especially for the poor

It is already making the residents poorer and sicker.
Business
July 17
Aside from being the memory you wish you had, a password manager will save you time by typing in passwords for you across many different devices.

Here's what you can do to protect all the passwords in your digital life

Programs for management are becoming simpler to use across all devices and platforms.
Variety
July 17

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.
Nation
July 17
Salvation Army volunteers Evangeline Ford, left, and Jackie Rifkin, right, restock a cooler with bottles of water at a hydration station for people as

Our brains slow down on warm days, studies find

Studies show weather's effect on test performance.
Science
July 16
Ana Ong, a molecular lab tech at Walter Reed, holds a culture of E. coli with the drug-resistance gene called mcr-1.

Urgent care clinics prescribing unneeded antibiotics, study says

Rate of prescribing is nearly 3 times higher than at medical offices. Patients who get unnecessary antibiotics are at risk for severe side effects.
Local
July 15
Emma Daniels, Abby MacFarlane and Marie Preston, front to back, crossed the headwaters.

After 80 years of love, Mississippi headwaters needs a makeover

Millions of visitors have unintentionally left their mark.
World
July 15
This view of the iceberg near Innaarsuit on Greenland’s northwestern coast was taken Thursday. The iceberg is believed to be grounded on the sea flo

11 million-ton iceberg threatens tiny village in Greenland

An 11 million-ton iceberg is parked precariously close to the tiny village of Innaarsuit — a glacial faceoff that pits 169 residents of Greenland against…
World
July 14

Top intelligence officer warns of threat of Russian cyberattacks

WASHINGTON – The nation’s top intelligence officer said Friday that the persistent danger of Russian cyberattacks today was akin to the warnings the U.S.…