Science
November 23, 2017

Science briefs: Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas…
State + Local
November 21, 2017
The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility and seeks $5B

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages.
Minneapolis
November 18, 2017

Minneapolis' posting of 'deleted' EPA pages is a bit overheated

One problem: The web pages in question are still on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. You can find them linked from the EPA home page.
Local
November 18, 2017
Tiffany Morgan helped her daughter, Ny’Ana, who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, with her homework after school on a recent afternoon.

Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood.
Local
November 17, 2017
Prairie in Minnesota

Plowing Minnesota's prairie is increasing carbon in the atmosphere

University of Wisconsin analysis refuels the debate over renewables.
Science
November 16, 2017

Health briefs: New opioid shot works as well as older treatment option

The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.…
Science
November 16, 2017

Science briefs: Your sense of smell may fluctuate throughout a day

Your sense of smell may fluctuate in sensitivity over the course of 24 hours, in tune with our circadian clocks, with your nose best able…
Science
November 16, 2017

Antibiotic overuse is a risk in dentistry, too

Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs — but new data…
Minneapolis
November 16, 2017
Kevin Schrader launched the U team's rocket, with Machlen Polfliet at left and Jeffrey Guevara.

U rocket team smashes competition, sets Guinness World Record with Alka-Seltzer

Team wins $25,000 and a spot in record book with fizz-fueled rocket.
South Metro
November 11, 2017
A robot at Dem-Con, on the lookout for cartons, identified different materials passing by on the conveyor belt.

Robot poring through recyclables in Shakopee

Dem-Con is turning to robotics to sort recyclable materials, in part to help fill a labor shortage.
Local
November 11, 2017
Sara Sturgis and Joe Deden of the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center inspected a 19th-century cabin that sits on their new parcel of forest.

Lanesboro, Minn., learning center acquires prized piece of forest

Nearly a mile of Root River shoreline to be used for wildlife study.
Science
November 11, 2017

Health briefs: Is having surgery in the afternoon safer?

Having heart surgery later in the day may be safer than having it in the morning. Researchers studied 596 patients, half of whom had undergone…
Science
November 10, 2017
Former President Barack Obama’s face was one sheep were trained to memorize in a new study. They also recognized actress Emma Watson.

Science briefs: Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face

A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study also shows that…
Science
November 10, 2017

Park Nicollet comes up short in first year of Medicare program

  Public debate over the federal Affordable Care Act has centered on the highly politicized efforts to insure all Americans, but its long-term success hinges…
Variety
November 9, 2017
Brian Krohn is founder of Soundly, a game-driven app that trains you to do “pushups for your tongue."

A cure for your snoring might be an app developed at the University of Minnesota

“Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee. Naw. Nee-nee-nee. Naw-naw-naw-naw.” Brian Krohn is chanting into his phone, which is displaying animated missiles shooting down a red whale. It’s a new smartphone…
Variety
November 9, 2017
Brian Krohn, founder and CEO of Soundly.

Cure for snoring? St. Paul inventor Brian Krohn may have it with wizard tools

From wizard staffs and surgery tools to sleep apps, this Minnesota genius applies science to real life
World
November 8, 2017
Cows stood by the side of a road as a truck drove through the smog near New Delhi on Wednesday. Some highways closed.

Thick smog envelops New Delhi, halting traffic and closing schools

New Delhi called a "gas chamber" by its leader.
Business
November 8, 2017
A demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook says it needs your nude photos to prevent revenge porn

The company is testing a program to keep explicit photos from showing up on the site. But first you have to send them to Facebook.
World
November 7, 2017
In this Sept.5 2017 photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot meet with NGOs to discuss climate and envir

Trump not invited to 'Make our Planet Great Again' climate summit next month in Paris

French authorities said President Donald Trump is not among more than 100 world leaders invited to Paris for a climate summit next month.
Local
November 7, 2017
Unlike deer, moose have not developed defenses against parasites, which can damage their brains, nervous systems and livers.

Solved: Deer have direct role in death of Minnesota moose

The parasites that deer carry into the North Woods prove fatal, but hunters resist thinning the herd.