The hunt for natural ingredients to replace artificial dyes has its challenges

The hunt for natural ingredients to replace artificial dyes has its challenges

The hunt for “natural” ingredients to replicate artificial dyes has its challenges.

Species' simple disguise as effective as elaborate ones

August 29
Species' simple disguise as effective as elaborate ones

As sea levels rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

August 29
As sea levels rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive
Science
August 30
This undated image provided by Amgen Inc. shows Repatha. Amgen Inc. ha...

Pricey new cholesterol drugs pose new dilemma in treatment

Powerful new medicines cost over $14,000 a year, giving doctors and patients pause.
West Metro
August 29

Lion trophies just a drop in vast exotic species trade

Vulnerable but coveted, animals and plants at risk of being endangered are traded into the U.S. every year, and it’s completely legal.
Science
August 29

Human brand of superpredation is unsustainable

Study said the damage created from hunting practices is unsustainable.
Science
August 29

Ancestors living nearly 2 million years ago may have had humanlike hands

  A human ancestor living nearly 2 million years ago may have had hands much like our own, setting it apart from other pre-humans alive…
Science
August 29

Oldest baboon fossils ever are discovered in South African cave

A skull fragment 2 million years old comes from the earliest baboon ever found, a study reports. The fossil — shown at left compared with…
Science
August 29

Science briefs: Workaholics carry a risk of stroke

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right. In an analysis of more than half…
Science
August 29

Health briefs: Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may aid mental health

As long as seven years after getting a 12-week course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, new research has found that young people at very high…
Science
August 29

The secret to happiness: Generosity

If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. Countless studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations,…
Science
August 29

Toxic chemicals released from roasting and grinding coffee

Workers who roast and grind coffee have reason for concern about exposure to lung-destroying chemicals. A study published by the online journal “Toxicology Reports” found…
West Metro
August 29

Health beat: Life Time Fitness in St. Louis Park bets on full body scanning

  Vicki Pertiet didn’t need a fancy X-ray to tell her she was overweight, or that she didn’t like her jeans size. But the color-coded…
Science
August 29

Nurse embeds in South Dakota Hutterite colonies to transform care

Nurse Kerri Lutjens has spent the past few years gaining the trust of and caring for several communities of Hutterites,
Science
August 29

A hidden wound of war: Moral injury

Condition has gained more attention as providers debate PTSD treatments
Science
August 29
"I'm not going to tell you I'm some 'human being,' said Judith Bernstein, 72, who has had eight types of cancer.

Second cancers are on the rise

More people are surviving cancer and are living long enough to get it again.
Nation
August 25

Demand for Great Lakes water raises new concerns

Wisconsin city’s bid to tap Lake Michigan tests policy that shields coveted asset.
August 25
A map of the Boundary Waters.

BWCA land swap sparks major environmental review

The federal government has decided to undertake a comprehensive environmental review on how to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with U.S. Forest Service land outside, a plan that has generated thousands of comments.
Science
August 21

Health briefs: Turning sugar into a painkiller

Over the past several months, scientists have published bits and pieces of a fascinating feat: In an effort to create pain medications like hydrocodone without…
Science
August 21

Children with selective mutism face their fears to find their voices

Researchers are taking a different tack: intensive, weeklong immersion programs with a variety of exercises to practice what frightens the most.
Science
August 21

New plane unveiled to respond to contagious pathogens

The State Department unveiled a first-of-its-kind medevac biocontainment system created for highly contagious pathogens. The public-private system is owned and operated by the State Department…
Science
August 21

Does the paleo diet have it wrong? Ancient humans may have eaten carbs

It likely boosted the brains of ancient humans.
Science
August 21

Science briefs: Format of a language alters how brain processes it

Unlike all other spoken languages, a whistled form of Turkish requires that “speakers” rely as heavily on the right side of their brains as on…