November 23, 2017

How to lower your blood pressure

  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also…
November 23, 2017

Amish gene mutation may extend life

It also appears to protect against Type 2 diabetes.
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…
November 23, 2017

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

If water is present, researchers said, it's likely a small amount — and not conducive to life. NASA, though, said the jury is still out.
November 23, 2017

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

Rebounding species in Puget Sound also like to eat salmon.
November 23, 2017
Ricky Hurst, who carries a battery-powered and surgically-implanted he...

Patients with heart failure living longer, but end-of-life care is lacking

Heart failure patients get little guidance as death nears.
November 23, 2017

Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out

SAN FRANCISCO – Have you ever wondered if you've fallen prey to a Russian misinformation campaign? Soon you will be able to find out.Facebook…
November 23, 2017

For humans and the environment, 'loss of the night' is an ominous trend

Light pollution can have serious consequences for living things, which have evolved in accordance with a natural day-night cycle.
November 23, 2017
A new study finds that mammals were largely nocturnal until dinosaurs ...

Mammals were mostly nocturnal until the dinosaurs went extinct, study finds

The findings illuminate a pivotal transition in the history of Earth's living things.
November 21, 2017

Archeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt's north coast

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria.
State + Local
November 21, 2017
The state’s lawsuit against 3M is scheduled for trial early next year.

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.
November 20, 2017

New gene treatment effective for some leukemia patients

A new way of genetically altering a patient's cells to fight cancer has helped desperately ill people with leukemia when every other treatment had failed,…
November 18, 2017

No, a planet (still) is not about to destroy the Earth, weary NASA scientist says

Conspiracy theorists say a planet is about to destroy Earth. Again. And again.
November 18, 2017

Climate conference in Bonn places big bet on the power of peer pressure

Analysis: Two-week U.N. climate talks end with the future of the planet at stake.
November 18, 2017

Robotic arm allows amputee to hold his wife's hand again

Amputee's sense of touch restored by a robotic arm.
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.
November 18, 2017
An elephant is seen in the Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabw...

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."
Local
November 18, 2017

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

Plowing Minnesota's prairie is increasing carbon in the atmosphere

University of Wisconsin analysis refuels the debate over renewables.
November 17, 2017

Earliest evidence of wine found in giant, 8,000-year-old jars

Pottery found in nation of Georgia dates to 6000 B.C.