Bison from a Wisconsin ranch roamed their summer home earlier this week at the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in An

Scientists look to Minn. bison herd to help save oak savanna

Bison are being reintroduced on 200 acres near East Bethel, part of a broader project to see what role the storied animals may play in helping save the oak savanna, one of Minnesota's most threatened ecosystems.

Forty years ago, IVF heralded a radical change, and a moral debate

June 16
ROSALIE, REGAN AND ROCCO MULLANE, 3
Told her triplet pregnancy put her at high risk of complications, Gianna Mullane, 34, rejected the idea of ‘sele
Since then, the moral debate is even more complex.

Feeding cows seaweed may reduce methane emissions

June 14
A dairy cow chewed cattle feed with seaweed, a diet that California researchers said has shown to reduce methane emissions.
An Australian lab found in 2016 that making seaweed 2 percent of a cow's feed could inhibiting gas-producing enzymes and cut methane emissions by 99 percent.
Local
June 18
Lab specialist Elizabeth Cebelinski used new technology as she tested for the Cyclospora parasite at the state Health Department.

Disease detectives get new tool to fight food-borne bugs

Minnesota Health Department lab can run a single test that will detect up to 22 different types of bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Nation
June 16
Private investigator Jason Jensen holds a Phenotype Report at his office Friday, June 15, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Groups of private investigators in

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades.
Science
June 16

New heart procedure protects preemies

Preemies born with a common but dangerous heart defect are gaining better chances at survival and good health.
Nation
June 14
FILE - This June, 1954, file photo shows renowned physicist Albert Einstein in Princeton, N.J. Einstein became known as a human rights advocate.

Albert Einstein's travel diaries show 'hallmark of racism'

Private notes at odds with his humanitarian image.
East Metro
June 14
Stillwater Area High School junior Everett Kroll won first place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. About 1,800 high school stud

Stillwater junior wins top honors at prestigious U.S. science fair

Everett Kroll calls his ADHD diagnosis a "blessing" that helped him channel his energy into one subject.
Science
June 14
A capsule packed with electronics and genetically engineered living cells detected signs of bleeding in pigs, researchers said.

Pill packed with electronics may one day detect health problems from inside the gut

The capsule was tested in pigs and detected signs of bleeding, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported.
Science
June 14
In this 2014 file photo, Kaiden Balfour, walks through the Holtz Children's Hospital's seventh floor hall with Elizabeth Carrol, child life specialist

Triple stroke of bad luck may spur childhood leukemia, British researcher says

The "unified theory" of leukemia, which draws upon research from genetics, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology and evolution, is laid out in a new journal.
Science
June 14

Health briefs: Free food at work taking toll on your waistlines

It’s no secret that cupcakes in the break room provide little nutrition. But we might be overindulging in snacks. Researchers from the Centers for Disease…
Science
June 14

Science briefs: Iconic trees of life are dying in African savanna

The oldest and biggest angiosperm (flowering) trees in the world, the African baobabs, are dying or already dead, scientists found. Nicknamed the “tree of life,”…
Science
June 14

How did some birds survive impact that wiped out dinosaurs?

Post-impact winners changed avian evolution.
Science
June 14

Reducing global warming could save trillions of dollars, Stanford finds

The findings, in the journal Nature, go beyond the environmental and health benefits to highlight the economic rewards.
Science
June 14
Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, believed in the power of math to “explain lots and lots of things.”

Father of computer science decoded nature's mysterious patterns

Scientists still use Turing's ideas to find new insights.
Science
June 14

Type D athletes tend to trip themselves up

Scientists have estimated that 20 to 30 percent of us have Type D traits.
Science
June 14
This 1885 photo shows a side view of a human brain. In relation to body size, our brains are huge, about six times larger than one would expect from o

Here's may be why our brains are so massive

Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain — a computer — and got back a surprising answer. In…
Nation
June 13
According to recent research from a global collaboration of scientists, the Antarctic ice sheet has tripled its rate of ice loss over the last 25 year

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.
Business
June 13
NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.
Business
June 13
A concentrated campaign of price manipulation might have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of bitcoin and other big cryptocurre

Paper may stoke debate on possible crypto manipulation

A concentrated campaign of price manipulation might have accounted for at least half of the increase in bitcoin's value, the paper suggests.
Business
June 13
An Apple security update blocks access to a port used by law enforcement investigators to break into iPhones.

Apple iPhone security upgrade puts limit on police access

New access blocking reignites debate of privacy vs. public safety.
Science
June 13

Proposed EPA changes could cause 80,000 more deaths per decade, researchers say

David Cutler, a public-health economist, and Francesca Dominici, a biostatistician, looked at eight proposed or in-process policy actions.
Science
June 13

Antarctica is melting faster

The continent has lost nearly three billion tons of ice since 1992.