North Metro
November 4, 2017
Anne Ciecko worked on extracting DNA at the Anoka crime lab.

'Game-changer' DNA software put to the test in Minnesota

The forensic software, designed to interpret tricky pieces of DNA evidence, recently confronted what's believed to be its first test in Minnesota.
November 4, 2017
Female drug addiction in room, Serious sad woman thinking over a probl...

How to outsmart the anxiety we're wired to feel

Our primitive fight-or-flight instincts can get in the way of everyday life.
November 3, 2017

U.S. report says humans cause climate change, contradicting top Trump officials

Global, long-term warming trend is "unambiguous."
November 2, 2017

Health briefs: Underweight women at increased risk for early menopause

Underweight women are at increased risk for early menopause, a new study has found. The study, in Human Reproduction, followed 78,759 premenopausal women ages 25…
November 2, 2017

This new wristband could help the blind avoid hazards

The device detects objects using high-frequency sound wave, then alerts user with vibrations.
November 2, 2017

Women are more likely to address high blood pressure

Of the 29 percent of Americans who have high blood pressure, fewer than half have it under control.
November 2, 2017

Science briefs: Noise pollution may be causing oysters to close up

Like anyone with rowdy neighbors, oysters may be feeling stressed thanks to the growing problem of underwater noise pollution and are trying to filter out…
November 2, 2017

Climate change is putting a strain on olive oil production in Europe

A changing climate is turning olive oil into an increasingly risky business.
November 2, 2017

Scientists working toward a reversible type of gene editing

The hope is of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people's DNA.
November 2, 2017
An artistic interpretation of Sinosauropteryx and the open habitat in...

Dinosaur's markings give hints to its way of life and its environment

Feathers' coloring could have been a sort of camouflage to help creature dodge predators.
November 2, 2017
Holiday makers take a boat tour on the Nile River past the Great Pyram...

Volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted lives of ancient Egyptians

Ancient, far-flung eruptions caused river's flow to slow.
November 2, 2017

Iowa could solve Miami's peacock problem

Miami is inundated and annoyed by the fowl.
November 2, 2017
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, policemen are silhouetted aga...

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.
November 2, 2017

Minn. scientist demoted as Scott Pruitt reshuffles EPA advisory boards

Retired U Prof. Deborah Swackhamer says Trump administration is downgrading science.
November 1, 2017

Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia's cyber intrusion

A trove of Facebook ads made public Wednesday by Congress depicts Russia's extraordinary cyber intrusion into American life in 2016 aimed at upending the nation's democratic debate and fomenting discord over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics.
October 30, 2017

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution

Scientists are racing to develop more tenacious strains of one of the world's most beloved beverages.
East Metro
October 28, 2017
Crunchy, mildly sweet, delicious in salads, low in calories _ what's n...

Jicama? White Bear Lake kids discovered they love it

In Michelle Selb-Sack’s household, nobody knew what jicama was until her kids were challenged at school to taste it. “They found out they just love…
October 27, 2017

Foreign asteroid swings through our solar system

For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe.The asteroid is about 400…
October 27, 2017
Some mental health experts question whether what fathers experience after birth is truly postpartum depression.

Can fathers have postpartum depression?

Experts are divided over whether dads' depression is the same as what new mothers go through.
October 27, 2017

Health briefs: Panel recommends new shingles vaccine

U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine will be the…