National
October 1
FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, the United Parcel Service logo is seen on the side of a truck.

UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers.
World
October 1
Journalists gather around the golden coffin that once held the mummy of Nedjemankh, a priest in the Ptolemaic Period some 2,000 years ago, at the Nati

Egypt displays looted coffin returned from New York's Met

Egypt displayed a gilded ancient coffin from the first century B.C. on Tuesday, which New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art returned last week after U.S. investigators determined it to be a looted antiquity.
East Metro
September 30
Gov. Tim Walz, left, and actor and fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld chatted with student Yusuf Ali as he tried out E-STEM Middle School’s new fitness

'Every Monday should start like this': East metro school celebrates new $100K fitness center

A video helped their science-focused middle school land a new $100K fitness center. On Monday they celebrated.
Local
September 30
Dr. Andre Terzic, left, director of Mayo’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Dr. Jakub Tolar, current dean of the University of Minnesota’s Me

Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself

The Regenerative Medicine Minnesota program has issued 162 grants worth $21.7 million to advance the knowledge and use of stem-cell therapies.
September 28
Drug shortages of all kinds — from antibiotics to heart drugs to saline solution — are increasing and affecting public health, the Food and Drug A

Patients face few options amid shortage of medications

As hospitals triage, some patients left without treatment – and scrambling.
Science
September 28

How some countries are tackling climate change

Some countries are managing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Here's how.
Local
September 27
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking a federal grant to monitor for airborne PFAS at a handful of sites across the state.

Minnesota to test air for harmful PFAS pollutants

MPCA scientists believe harmful PFAS compounds may be airborne.
September 27
Swedish activist and student Greta Thunberg addresses the Climate Strike in Montreal, Quebec, on Friday.

Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn't understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to attacks on her campaign as students conducted a second wave of global protests demanding action on climate change.
Science
September 27
In this April 25, 2014 photo, a sign points the way to Flint River Hospital which closed its emergency room in Montezuma, Ga.

Deaths rise after rural hospitals close, U study finds

Study is among first to link closures of rural hospital to higher mortality rates.
September 27
Debris from the Veil Nebula, a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago, is one of the best-known supernova remnants.

Supernova space dust found in Antarctic snow

The dust itself could be as old as 20 million years.
September 27
Newly discovered species of Pterosaur was 'giant flying murder head'

Newly discovered species of Pterosaur was 'giant flying murder head'

Until recently, the remains were thought to belong to a known species, called the Quetzalcoatlus.
Local
September 26
About 20,000 gallons of liquid manure has leaked out of an above-ground storage tank in Stearns County, near Holdingford.

Minnesota pollution officials monitoring large Stearns County manure spill

Faulty valve led to leak, say MPCA officials checking it.
Nation
September 26
This New Jersey labradoodle is named Gentleman Jack.

Inventor of the labradoodle says he regrets creating a 'monster'

"I find that the biggest majority are either crazy or have a hereditary problem," he said.
Duluth
September 26
FILE-Atlantic salmon raised at AquaBounty Farms Indiana, a commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A new study led by resear

Do people want oysters from Minnesota? Duluth group to lead study on Great Lakes aquaculture

New research led by the Duluth-based Minnesota Sea Grant is looking to answer that question and study whether sustainable aquaculture is feasible in the Great Lakes region.
Minneapolis
September 26
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, shown in August.

Hackers target Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey with phishing scam

The hack appears to be limited to the mayor's e-mail account, and does not include the rest of the City Hall network.
September 26
FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo a banner for Uber is draped on the front of the New York Stock Exchange before the world's largest ride-hailin

Uber makes changes to improve rider safety

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber users who encounter uncomfortable situations such as erratic driving or invasive questioning will soon be able to report the offense…
September 26
This image provided by Guillem Anglada-Escude shows a comparison of orbits of the red dwarf star GJ 3512 and its newly identified gas giant planet GJ

Big world around tiny star puts new spin on planet formation

A giant world discovered around a tiny star is putting a new spin on how planets form.
Science
September 26

Health briefs: Female athletes who suffer concussions get later treatment than male peers

Research from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that young female athletes who suffer concussions have longer recovery times than their male peers, but not…
September 26
Ady Barkan said, “When we talk about acceptance, we mean something deeper, like finding peace in the new reality.”

Activist Ady Barkan talks about life, love and a future with ALS

The neurodegenerative disease has an average survival rate of three years. Barkan, 35, is in a wheelchair and can no longer speak on his own.
September 26
Alzheimer’s specialist Donna Wilcock said, “There are a lot of changes that happen in the aging brain.”

Alzheimer's researchers rethink approach to the disease

Scientists are exploring multiple ways of attacking a disease now considered too complex for a one-size-fits-all solution.