Beware the menace on the rise from algae

Beware the menace on the rise from algae

Although they occur naturally, algal blooms are being intensified by human activity in ways that scientists are still trying to quantify.

Townspeople and treasure hunters in Hungary search for a sultan's buried heart

July 21
Townspeople and treasure hunters in Hungary search for a sultan's buried heart
Camp where Suleiman the Magnificent spent his last night is uncovered in Hungarian city

Proponents offer greener way to make solvents

July 21
Proponents offer greener way to make solvents
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26,750 miles, zero fuel: Historic solar flight completes first round-the-world journey

In a first, men complete global trip in solar plane.
Nation
July 25

'Don't let anyone tell you that this country isn't great'

Sen. Bernie SandersThe Vermont senator, who was greeted by a several-minute thunderous ovation, gave his trademark stump speech, calling for greater income equality. But he…
Nation
July 25

Notes from the campaign trail

Biden rally: Vice President Joe Biden will hold his first campaign rally for Hillary Clinton next month in his hometown of Scranton, Pa. Biden had…
Nation
July 25

Tuesday's speakers highlights at the Democratic National Convention

Speakers include former President Bill Clinton; former Cantor Fitzgerald executive Lauren Manning, one of the most severely injured survivors of Sept. 11; Joe Sweeney, a…
Science
July 23

Science briefs: Botanists find 11,000-plus Amazon tree species and counting

Think it’s tough to catch 151 Pokémon Go monsters? Imagine trying to collect more than 15,000. That’s what botanists studying the trees of the Amazon…
World
July 23

Temperatures climb to record highs in the Middle East

The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 129.2 degrees. And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees. If…
Science
July 23

Health briefs: Hot lines help predict dengue outbreaks faster

Calls to public health hot lines can predict dengue fever outbreaks two or three weeks earlier than local hospitals can confirm them, said a study…
Nation
July 21

No link found between IVF, higher risk of breast cancer, large study says

Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to have a baby have enough to worry about without fretting about a possible increase in their risk for…
Science
July 21

Doctors get creative to distract tech-savvy kids before surgery

Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the…
Science
July 21

One step for robot-kind: Researchers build robot to walk like human

The DURUS robot can walk more than a mile in man’s shoes. A pair of size 13 Adidas sneakers, to be specific. Engineers at the…
Science
July 21
In this Saturday, July 9, 2016 photo, Dr. Zoe Maher, a Temple trauma s...

Less may be more in trauma treatment

Study will test whether IV, intubation help or hurt.
Science
July 21

Musical beauty may be in the ear of the beholder

Scientists had assumed it was biological, universal.
Science
July 21

U researcher sends cells to be studied in space

For more than a decade, University of Minnesota researcher Bruce Hammer believed a magnetic levitation system that he developed could perfectly simulate the weightless environment…
Nation
July 21

Scientists create unprecedented map of the brain, identifying 100 new regions

Researchers called it a milestone in neuroscience.
Variety
July 19

Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot

Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.
Local
July 17

Soudan Mine lab faces uncertain future as it loses research projects

The lab's signature experiment — an enormous detector that captures glimpses of neutrinos fired at northeastern Minnesota from Illinois — recorded its final data in late June.
Science
July 16

Mayo Clinic, Regions among hospitals finding they're not off-limits in Pokemon Go

Several Pokemon "gyms'' surround Mayo's campus in Rochester.
Science
July 16

Science briefs: The amazing, roller-coaster life of frigatebirds

  Frigatebirds can stay in the air for two straight months. They can travel more than 250 miles a day, reach altitudes as high as…
Science
July 16

Health briefs: There's a genetic link between red hair and skin cancer

Scientists are beginning to uncover why redheads — and probably the non-gingers who carry a genetic variant common to redheads — may be so vulnerable…
Science
July 14

Discovery in Israel may solve enduring biblical mystery of the Philistines

First Philistine cemetery found may reveal origins.