Minnesotans moving heaven and earth to view solar eclipse

Minnesotans moving heaven and earth to view solar eclipse

Minnesotans who stay home may still see a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering about 80 percent of the sun, if the weather cooperates.

Mercury regulations put Grand Marais in awkward spot

August 19
Mercury regulations put Grand Marais in awkward spot
Leaders in this scenic North Shore tourist town pride themselves on trying to run things green and clean, but town leaders find themselves fighting state and federal mercury regulations, a worthy goal to protect Lake Superior that leaders say is misguided and costly.

SeaWorld has an identity crisis

August 19
SeaWorld has an identity crisis
Crowds dwindle as people reject performing animals.
Science
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Exercise as a weight loss strategy works in strange ways

A new study of workouts and hunger finds that pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes surprisingly.
Variety
August 19

Minnesotans are chasing the chance to see a total solar eclipse

Dave Williams has never seen a total solar eclipse. With any luck, that’ll change Monday. The former director of the planetarium at St. Cloud State…
Local
August 19

Minnesota weather clouds chances of seeing solar eclipse

If you're hoping to view the eclipse locally, you might have to take a rain check — in 2024.
Science
August 19
Days with a total solar eclipse, shown in phases, are far from typical. Astrophysicists will take advantage of Monday's eclipse for study.

Eclipse gives scientists rare chance to study sun's corona

Astrophysicists should have a four-minute window to record the ghost of the missing sun when the total solar eclipse occurs Monday. They won't have another chance for years.
Science
August 19
File-This Jan. 14, 2016, file photo shows a replica of a 122-foot-long...

Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

WASHINGTON – A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.…
Variety
August 18

Track the eclipse in your backyard

Stuck in Minnesota for Monday's eclipse?Don't despair: There's a way to track the historic event, while learning some astronomy, that works best in places that…
Variety
August 18

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.
Science
August 18

Quick facts about the sun and moon

THE SUN Size: About 1.3 million Earths could fit into the sun. Its diameter is about 864,000 miles. Distance from Earth: 93 million miles. Age:…
Science
August 18
FILE - This June, 1954, file photo shows renowned physicist Albert Ei...

During 1919 eclipse, the stars and the theory of general relativity aligned

British astronomer Arthur Eddington ascertained that the light rays from distant stars had been wrenched off their paths by the gravitational field of the sun, affirming the prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Science
August 18
March 22, 1990 This dozing college student is just one of over 100 mil...

Your brain can form new memories while you are asleep, neuroscientists show

In the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, neuroscientists demonstrated that it is possible to teach acoustic lessons to sleeping people.
Science
August 18

Health briefs: Immunotherapy may help treat type 1 diabetes

A form of immunotherapy gaining ground as a way to treat childhood food allergies has shown promise in treating another rising scourge of children and…
Local
August 17

Stuck in the metro? Best practices for viewing the solar eclipse in and around the Twin Cities

If you have a colander, a cheese grater — even a cracker with holes in it — you likely already have what's needed to safely view next week's solar eclipse.
Variety
August 16

NASA: Not all solar eclipse viewing glasses are safe

Many glasses on the market don't provide adequate protection.
Minneapolis
August 16

Minneapolis to launch drones to survey sewer problems

The city is experimenting with the technology as part of its annual smoke testing of the sewers.
World
August 16

Ukraine malware expert may blow whistle on Russian hacking

KIEV, Ukraine – The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment…
Minneapolis
August 16

Boys & Girls Clubs are getting glasses for the eclipse

UnitedHealthcare is giving 600 pairs of glasses to the Clubs' six branches in the Twin Cities, with 100 pairs earmarked for community members who live nearby.
World
August 16
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities sh...

Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.
Variety
August 15

Sun Country offers round-trip flight to Nebraska for rare solar eclipse viewing

The Twin Cities-based airline announced a special package for people to see the rare occurrence — and be home in time for dinner.
Nation
August 15

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists.
Local
August 13

Explosion of larch beetles in warming climate is transforming Minn. forests

Climate change means more native burrowing bugs survive to reproduce and harm tamaracks.