Interactive: Exploring the mysteries of our solar system

Interactive: Exploring the mysteries of our solar system

From the sun to the cold, dark edges of our planetary system, NASA is traveling into territory once unimaginable to illuminate the mysteries of our universe.

How wear and tear on the 'love gene' could mold us

June 24
How wear and tear on the 'love gene' could mold us
New research probes how nature, experience interact to produce temperament.

How an evolutionary arms race with snakes turned newts supertoxic

June 24
The latest research suggests that this back-and-forth battle began 170 million years ago, long before newts as we knew them even existed.
Nation
June 29

Posts by family, friends to be more prominent on Facebook feeds

Updates from people you know will be highlighted.
St. Paul
June 24

4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders

Contest encourages kids to find real-world agriculture solutions.
Science
June 24

Health briefs: Beverages that are too hot may have cancer risk

Some like it hot. But a new report from the World Health Organization suggests that when it comes to beverages such as coffee, liking it…
Science
June 24
Thatianne Moreira, left, helps Lola Lathon, a participant in a researc...

Food banks take on big contributor to diabetes: Themselves

Many who use pantries are obese but face food insecurity.
Science
June 24

Science briefs: Fish's glow so useful it has evolved 27 times

We don’t often encounter species that produce their own light here on land. But about 1,000 to 1,500 feet beneath the ocean surface, in a…
Science
June 24
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the Cancer Moonsho...

What's next in the war on cancer? U will participate in Biden 'moonshot'

In many ways, medicine is slowly winning the war against cancer. It remains a lethal disease — an estimated 1.7 million new cases and 600,000…
St. Paul
June 23

Como Zoo helps rare toad escape extinction

After breeding, tadpoles are shipped to their Wyoming home
Science
June 20

Early-stage human tests to begin on Zika vaccine

Two companies said they have received approval from U.S. regulators to start testing a DNA vaccine.
Science
June 18

In unprecedented move, scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone

Scientists solidify it to create unprecedented storage option.
Science
June 17

HCMC, Regions study for emergency brain injury waives patient consent

Medical personnel are supposed to obtain patients' consent before testing experimental treatments — but that can be tricky when the treatments take place at emergency…
World
June 16

Runaway robot escapes lab for a few hours of freedom

Rise of the machines? The robot, named Promobot, apparently broke free after an engineer forgot to shut a gate in Perm, Russia.
Science
June 15

Health briefs: Women who have migraines at higher risk of heart disease

  Women who suffer from migraines are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than women who aren’t plagued by the severe headaches, and they…
Science
June 15

Going to church may save us from early death

Going to religious services may lower the risk for premature death, a new study suggests. Researchers used data from a long-term study of 75,534 women…
Science
June 15

Science briefs: Much of world can't see Milky Way through light pollution

  Across the globe, light pollution is making the night sky lighter and the stars harder to see. In a paper in Science Advances, researchers…
Science
June 15

The sneaky ways babies have crawled into our heads

Cuteness might be an evolutionary (and insidious) tactic from which you don't stand a chance.
Nation
June 14

Baltimore dolphins to retire to seaside sanctuary

Relocation plans came after concerns by activists.
June 13

How rare sheep from biblical times may hold key to deadly genetic disease

A flock of Jacob's sheep is advancing research into Tay-Sachs, which usually kills children by age 5.
State + Local
June 13
David Oliver, manager of special projects, held a sample that had meta...

U.S. Forest Service balks at copper-nickel mining plan near BWCA

Forest Service asks for public comment on Twin Metals plan.
Nation
June 13
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2010 file photo, doctors work on a kidney recen...

White House summit offers plan to reduce organ transplant waiting list

The White House and a group of universities, companies and nonprofits announced new steps Monday to reduce the wait time for an organ transplant, including…
Science
June 13

Newly found planet may have habitable moons

It orbits a pair of suns 3,700 light-years away