Scientists planting 400 acres of Minnesota pines to survive climate change

Scientists planting 400 acres of Minnesota pines to survive climate change

Scientists are identifying planting spots that will be strongholds against climate change.

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

May 23
Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly.

State drastically tightens limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater

May 23
New limits, half the level set last year by the E.P.A., mainly affect east metro and Bemidji drinking water.
Nation
4:22pm

These music stars will also blind you with their science

You might be surprised to learn that these well-known musicians also hold advanced science degrees.
Nation
4:17pm

Mystery solved: How flamingos sleep while standing on one leg

Humans consider standing on one leg something best done in a yoga class. Flamingos, on the other hand, consider it the most comfortable sleeping position.…
Science
May 23

Hospitals are checking to see if patients' cupboards are bare

Patients may skip meds to keep food on the table.
Minneapolis
May 20

State Robotics Tournament

State Robotics Tournament at Mariucci Arena
Business
May 19

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.
Science
May 18

Health briefs: Nearly half of women will have arthritis in hands

Arthritis in the hands is more common than you might think. Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will develop the condition…
Science
May 18

Why marathons are more dangerous for nearby residents than for runners

A recent study suggests that the far bigger cardiovascular danger is faced by older people who live in the cities where marathons are occurring and might be delayed from receiving care.
Science
May 18
In a handout photo, mice created from eggs made from the skin cells of...

Making skin cells into babies? Trials in mice prompt what-ifs

Stem cell biologists say it is only a matter of time before in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, could be used in human reproduction.
Science
May 18

Science briefs: Newly identified dinosaur named after 'Ghostbusters' monster

Scientists in Toronto have named a newly identified dinosaur after a monster from the original “Ghostbusters” film. The Royal Ontario Museum said it acquired the…
Science
May 18
Professor Adam Habib, holds a reconstruction of Homo naledi presented...

Scientists in South Africa reveal more on humanlike species

Homo naledi lived about 300,000 years ago, at the same time as early humans.
Science
May 18
An undated handout image of a rendition of the system of seven planets...

Why Trappist-1's worlds don't scatter: A harmony is at work

New research provides an explanation for how this planetary system could have formed and remained stable over billions of years.
Science
May 18
Nurses at Abbott Northwestern Hospital returned to work after nearly...

Rare heart valve procedure at Abbott saves mother and baby

The transaortic valve replacement (TAVR) bought the 28-year-old mom time, and a successful pregnancy, until open heart surgery is needed.
Science
May 18

Tiny uninhabited Pacific island has 38 million pieces of trash

The researchers say the density of trash was the highest recorded anywhere in the world, despite Henderson Island's extreme remoteness.
Science
May 18
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered...

Cancer's financial burden often left unspoken

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, and those who did spent less than two minutes on it, a study finds.
World
May 18

Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green

Moss rapidly growing on parts of the peninsula.
Home & Garden
May 17

Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.
World
May 16

Scientists find hundreds of tons of plastic floating in Arctic Ocean

They estimated that 63% of ice-free Arctic Ocean is "slightly polluted."
Science
May 14

Whether you eat before a workout could affect fat-burning

A study of meal timing and physical activity indicates that when we eat affects how much fat we burn during exercise.
Local
May 13
PolyMet Mine in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. has been mired in a permitting battl...

PolyMet cleanup fund is millions short, state report says

Mining firm doesn't have the cash to handle long-term cleanup, report says.
World
May 13

World scrambles to contain cyberattack

Stolen NSA software puts data at risk in 100 nations.