Science
November 23
In 2013, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. University of Minnesota researchers have

University of Minnesota research IDs risks for second childhood cancers

Second cancers were more common in patients who received platinum-based chemo drugs, and breast cancers were more common in patients who received so-called alkylating chemo drugs.
Business
November 22
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will make $4.8 million available to study the impact of potentially dangerous PFAS.

EPA will offer $4.8 million to study effects of 'forever chemicals'

The agency said it will accept applications through Feb. 11.
National
November 22
The Pentagon in Washington.

Amazon sues Pentagon over $10B contract awarded to Microsoft

Amazon is suing the Pentagon over a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft.
World
November 22
Kristjan Asgeirsson, above at work in Reykjavik, lost $68,000 in an online scam. The people of Iceland, who speak a unique dialect of Old Norse, are n

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

"Hi, I hope you are not busy?"
Science
November 22
A new study using brain scans found an association between screen use and the development of young children’s brains, especially in areas related to

Kids' screen time affects brain development, scans show

The children with higher screen exposure had poorer expressive language and did worse on tests of language processing speed.
Science
November 22

Men may fare worse than women with same condition

Yet medicine often uses a unisex approach, which can have dire results.
Science
November 22
The curious aye-aye is the only primate with six fingers.

Behold the strangest (and only) six-fingered primate

"In some ways, weirdness compounds weirdness," said Matt Borths, a paleontologist at the Duke Lemur Center.
Science
November 22
James Monsees, right, said he and fellow Juul co-founder Adam Bowen scrutinized the research of cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds before designing their p

Juul wanted to revolutionize vaping. It took a page from Big Tobacco

The technology that makes device so addictive dates back four decades to Reynolds' labs.
Science
November 22
New tests with graphene have shown there are secrets left to learn.

Physics magic trick: Take two sheets of carbon, twist and get a whole new field of study

By tweaking graphene's temperature, magnetic field and the number of electrons able to move freely, the material became a superconductor.
Science
November 22

Poor sleep may be bad for your heart, study says

Poor sleepers may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Chinese researchers used data on 487,200 people ages 30-79, followed for an average of 10…
Science
November 22

NASA renames space object after first pick tied to Third Reich

NASA announced that a space object 4 billion miles away will now be named Arrokoth, a Native American word meaning “sky.” The previous name, Ultima…
Science
November 21
Botanists Rodrigo Bernal and María José Sanín surveyed wax palms in Colombia’s Tochecito River Basin. The duo, along with Bernal’s late wife, G

Botanists race to save endangered wax palms

The endangered trees are notoriously hard to collect and study, living in areas where palms aren't supposed to and on land caught up in conflict.
Science
November 21
Physicist Albert Einstein in Princeton, N.J., in June 1954.

By age 6, girls start believing white men are more brilliant than women

That helps lay the groundwork for a pervasive stereotype that privileges white boys over other children, scientists said.
Duluth
November 21
Testing of water samples last month. Pinpointing the industrial sources of PFAS — beyond the manufacturers who make them — can be very difficult.

Minnesota expands hunt for PFAS chemical contamination in water

Water tests for "forever chemicals" target Dakota, Olmsted, Stearns and St. Louis counties.
Celebrities
November 21
Singer Chris Martin, of Coldplay, performs at the FedEx Field on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Landover, Md.

Coldplay decides not to tour for environmental reasons

The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns.
Celebrities
November 21
Mark Ruffalo posing for a portrait to promote his film "Dark Waters" at the Whitby Hotel in New York.

Mark Ruffalo joins campaign raising concerns about chemicals made by 3M

The upcoming movie "Dark Waters," starring Mark Ruffalo, is expected to draw more attention to the dangers of a group of chemicals that firms like 3M Co. have struggled to contain and remediate.
Minneapolis
November 20
Batteries in this bin at Westonka Library began smoking and nearly caused a serious fire in October. ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ • anthony.souffle@startribune.

Minneapolis stops battery collection amid fire concerns

Residents are now being told to bring batteries to hazardous waste sites.
Minneapolis
November 20
Dream of Wild Health’s seed database received $15,000 from the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund.

Minneapolis fund recognizes efforts to fight climate change

More than $240,000 in requests were received.
Local
November 18

Costly water contamination from chemicals has Bemidji seeking solutions

The PFAS chemicals that have plagued east-metro communities are also in firefighting foams used in several cities throughout Minnesota.
Local
November 18
George Host charged his Tesla at the ChargePoint e-vehicle station near Canal Park Lodge in Duluth.

As electric vehicle use grows, charging areas lag outside metro

To support the 10,495 reg­is­tered electric vehicles in Minnesota, more than 300 charg­ing stations of vary­ing ca­pac­i­ty are lo­cat­ed through­out the state with most clus­tered in the Twin Cities met­ro area.