For humans and the environment, 'loss of the night' is an ominous trend

For humans and the environment, 'loss of the night' is an ominous trend

Light pollution can have serious consequences for living things, which have evolved in accordance with a natural day-night cycle.

Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out

November 23
Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out

Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

November 18
Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol
Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood.
Science
November 23
A new study finds that mammals were largely nocturnal until dinosaurs ...

Mammals were mostly nocturnal until the dinosaurs went extinct, study finds

The findings illuminate a pivotal transition in the history of Earth's living things.
World
November 21

Archeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt's north coast

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria.
State + Local
November 21
The state’s lawsuit against 3M is scheduled for trial early next year.

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility and seeks $5B

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages.
Science
November 20

New gene treatment effective for some leukemia patients

A new way of genetically altering a patient's cells to fight cancer has helped desperately ill people with leukemia when every other treatment had failed,…
Nation
November 18

No, a planet (still) is not about to destroy the Earth, weary NASA scientist says

Conspiracy theorists say a planet is about to destroy Earth. Again. And again.
World
November 18

Climate conference in Bonn places big bet on the power of peer pressure

Analysis: Two-week U.N. climate talks end with the future of the planet at stake.
Nation
November 18

Robotic arm allows amputee to hold his wife's hand again

Amputee's sense of touch restored by a robotic arm.
Minneapolis
November 18

Minneapolis' posting of 'deleted' EPA pages is a bit overheated

One problem: The web pages in question are still on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. You can find them linked from the EPA home page.
National
November 18
An elephant is seen in the Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabw...

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."
Local
November 17

Plowing Minnesota's prairie is increasing carbon in the atmosphere

University of Wisconsin analysis refuels the debate over renewables.
Science
November 17

Earliest evidence of wine found in giant, 8,000-year-old jars

Pottery found in nation of Georgia dates to 6000 B.C.
Variety
November 17

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
Science
November 16

Health briefs: New opioid shot works as well as older treatment option

The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.…
Science
November 16

Science briefs: Your sense of smell may fluctuate throughout a day

Your sense of smell may fluctuate in sensitivity over the course of 24 hours, in tune with our circadian clocks, with your nose best able…
Science
November 16
A brain scan might be able to predict who might attempt suicide.

Suicide risk is hard to measure, but a brain's reaction to certain words may offer clues

Computer-learning programs can tease out patterns that allow predictions to be made.
Science
November 16

Antibiotic overuse is a risk in dentistry, too

Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs — but new data…
Science
November 16
This illustration made available by the European Southern Observatory ...

Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back big time

The oft-erupting star is confounding scientists, who thought they knew how dying stars ticked.
Science
November 16

9-year-old with rare disease now has genetically engineered skin over most of his body

For some of the roughly half a million children worldwide afflicted with JEB, the report brings real hope.
Minneapolis
November 16
Kevin Schrader launched the U team's rocket, with Machlen Polfliet at left and Jeffrey Guevara.

U rocket team smashes competition, sets Guinness World Record with Alka-Seltzer

Team wins $25,000 and a spot in record book with fizz-fueled rocket.
Nation
November 15

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days.