After fires, 2 forests offer clues to Yellowstone's fate in a warming world

After fires, 2 forests offer clues to Yellowstone's fate in a warming world

One is lush, the other is sparse. The latter could be the new norm.

To understand tics, get inside your head

September 21
To understand tics, get inside your head
Experts say stress levels can dictate how often we engage in nervous habits.

Amateur U.K. archaeologists stumble on a Roman masterpiece

September 21
Amateur U.K. archaeologists stumble on a Roman masterpiece
Amateur archaeologists dug up the masterpiece.
World
September 25

Antarctic glacier loses piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan

The fact that large glaciers occasionally break off pieces in calving is not news. But the glacier has lost such a large piece at once, it has scientists wondering if it's on a runaway retreat.
Science
September 24

Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals because of a lack of community…
East Metro
September 24
The Straight River meanders through a forested area south of Park Rapids, Minn. The Straight River is a tributary of the Mississippi threatened by an increase of agricultural pollution.

White Bear Lake court ruling could ripple across the state

Judge Margaret Marrinan said the state has failed to protect the lake from excessive groundwater pumping and ordered the DNR to limit water use in the surrounding communities.
Nation
September 23

Saving the ghostly ships that sank in Lake Michigan

Sunken ships off Wisconsin could become the lake's first national marine sanctuary
Science
September 21

Scientists hope machine will make DNA editing safer

Machine could reduce risk of fixing a problem but introducing another.
Science
September 21
In this undated image posted on Selena Gomez's Instagram account on Th...

Selena Gomez's battle with lupus not unusual

Childbearing-age minority women struck most often.
Science
September 21

New product may reduce peanut allergies in infants

The powder, called Hello, Peanut, can be mixed into puréed baby food to expose infants to peanuts starting around 5 months old.
Science
September 21

Health briefs: 'High-risk drinking' up among older Americans

Problem drinking is rising among older Americans. A study in JAMA Psychiatry compared data from a national survey taken in 2001 and 2002 and again…
Science
September 21

Science briefs: Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species

Scientists in Ecuador’s Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s. The Chelonoidis elephantopus lived on Floreana Island and…
Science
September 21

Breast cancer screening risks not swaying women, U survey finds

University of Minnesota researchers expected some resistance among women to warnings that breast cancer screening could result in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. But they were surprised…
Nation
September 21

NASA spacecraft speeds toward near miss with Earth

Osiris-Rex is speeding toward Earth after a year looping around the sun. On Friday afternoon, it will miss us by about 11,000 miles.
Business
September 20

MoviePass CEO thinks it can save the theater business, but theater chains aren't buying it

Analysts question whether its subscription model can work.
Variety
September 17
This photo released by the University of Hawaii shows Hawaii Space Exp...

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some vegetables they grew during their mission.
Nation
September 17

Three planets will slide behind the moon in a lunar occultation

At the start of this week, the moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury in the sky. Although it will be difficult…
Variety
September 17

Up North sees the light, realizing its dark, starry skies lure tourists

An alluring image of green streaks in a dark sky above Lake Superior glowed across digital billboards in Chicago, Kansas City and Denver this summer.…
Science
September 16
In a recent story looking at a period over 10 days, sitting or lounging behavior took up the equivalent of 12.3 hours over a 16-hour waking day — or about 77 percent.

However you sit, it's bad for your health, study says

Excessive lounging amounts to a "death sentence," researchers say.
Science
September 16

Having dogs in bedroom doesn't hurt your sleep quality, Mayo study says

The new Mayo Clinic study could have a big impact on sleep medicine, given that 43 million American homes have dogs.
Nation
September 15

Farewell, Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
South Metro
September 15

Goodhue County feedlot opponents say owner violates air standards

Neighbors opposed to a pending 4,700-hog operation measured air quality at other sites.
Science
September 15

Pen could help cancer surgeons know they got all of a tumor

Experimental tool could instantly catch lurking tumor cells. Current techniques take hours or days.