FILE -- An aerial view of the destruction left by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach Fla., Oct. 13, 2018. A record number of Americans understand that

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll.

River Falls, Wis., approves plan for Kinnickinnic River after dams are gone

January 22
The Kinnickinnic River flowing though Heritage Park in River Falls, Wis., in 2016.
Project sets stage for how city will manage the river once two dams are gone.

China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

January 22
In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scienti
Nation
January 22
FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate in Newark Liberty International Airport in New

Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals

Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel.
Business
January 21
“Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along ... Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined ...”
Post by Kate O’Neill, author

Does Facebook game help company mine data for facial recognition technology?

The #10YearChallenge was all fun and memes until last week after a tweet moved thousands of people to worry.
World
January 21
In a photo from NASA, sea ice along Greenland's coast, April 27, 2018. The Arctic has been warmer in the past five years than at any time in the moder

Greenland's melting ice nears a 'tipping point,' scientists say

Greenland's enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a "tipping point," and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published Monday.
Science
January 19
This photo provided by the Bancroft Arnesen Explore shows Ann Bancroft of Minnesota talking on a satellite phone during a North Pole expedition with N

The North Pole is moving, and our GPS may not be keeping up

Scientists have not been able to post emergency update due to shutdown.
Science
January 19
Michael Osterholm, shown in 2017, and the U’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy are taking key initial steps to identify other poten

University of Minnesota experts to examine weak links in nation's medicine pipeline

Boosted by a $5.4 million gift, they will suggest ways U.S. can avoid shortages.
National
January 18
In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo provided by Juan Oliphant, Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and advocate, swims with a large great white shark off the sho

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.
TV & Media
January 18
In this Oct. 10, 2011, file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich.

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.
Business
January 18
A model home in the Summerlin neighborhood of Woodbury in November 2017.

Zillow plans to bring sight-unseen house-buying service to Twin Cities

No-visit, all-cash house buying is expected to expand in coming year.
Local
January 18
Minnesota Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles used his subpoena power for the first time in his 35 year career after the state Department of Public Safety

Minn. legislative auditor subpoenas Public Safety over mishandled data

Jim Nobles took the action after public safety officials didn't turn over information on mishandled data.
Science
January 17

Health briefs: Artificial sweeteners aren't good or bad, review shows

Artificial sweeteners offer no health benefits, a large review of studies found. But it found no proof of harm, either. Researchers, who looked at 35…
Science
January 17
“People [in the black community] need to take this very seriously,” said William Powell, who had a PSA screening that revealed he had prostate can

For older black men, a lifesaving push for more prostate cancer tests

Doctors fight for greater testing for prostate cancer in black men.
Science
January 17

Science briefs: Hawaiian snail dies, making his species extinct

It is said that artists are never fully appreciated until they die. The same goes for snails, apparently. For roughly a decade, the land snail…
Science
January 17

Here's why miles of rock are missing around the world

Scientists propose that several freak episodes of global glaciation scoured away miles of continental crust.
Science
January 17
Dee Reynolds, who was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, an inherited disease that almost invariably occurs in childhood, in her home in Virginia, De

Investigators take on rarest cases, patients suffering diseases with no name

Patients with diseases with no names fight for answers
World
January 17
Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive socia

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S.
World
January 17
This undated photo provided by the Opera Laboratori on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 shows the drawing "Il Paesaggio" (The Landscape), attributed to Leonard

Study of Leonardo's 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work.
Nation
January 17
A total lunar eclipse will take place Sunday night.

Blood-red supermoon coming Sunday night, and everyone will be able to see it

From Hawaii to Maine, all 50 states will have a chance to see it — the most widely visible lunar eclipse in the United States since October 2014.
Local
January 17
Fairview Health pharmacists Brett Benfield and Kelsey Larsen prepared capsules with both medication and digital sensors.

U of M is testing 'smart' pills to give cancer patients a nudge

University pharmacists are attaching digital sensors to chemotherapy pills to detect when cancer patients are forgetting or falling behind on tumor-killing medications.
Local
January 16
Kite boarders skim across Bde Maka Ska in front of the Minneapolis skyline in March. The state’s famous winters are warming 13 times faster than its

Minn. one of the nation's fastest-warming states, U scientists say

Cities are warming faster than the rest of the landscape, they tell a panel of legislators.
Business
January 15

Denmark picks Minnesota as its 'bridge' to U.S. med-tech

A new $1.3 million economic-development initiative called MedTech Bridge is trying to capitalize on Denmark's strengths.