A photo provided by Steven Kovacs shows a bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus) off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla. Divers practicing blackwater photo

The ocean's youngest monsters are ready for glamour shots

Never-before-seen sea monsters reveal tales of underwater world.

Connecting the living with the dead

April 15
Timothy McMahon, who oversees DNA identification of remains for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, walked past some of the 8.2 million DNA refe
Military is seeking to identify unknown troops by using their DNA to find their relatives.

The surprising price of digital art: massive environmental footprint

April 15
Li Shuangsheng, works at Bitmain, a Bitcoin farm in Dalad Banner, Mongolia, Aug. 11, 2017. According to an estimate backed up by independent researche
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In this undated photo provided by John-Paul Hodnett are a row of teeth on the lower jaw of a 300-million-year-old shark species named this week follow

'Godzilla' shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

The 300-million-year-old shark's teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species.
Business
April 16
SpaceX Crew 2 members, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospa

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon.
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April 16
Minnesotans will soon have access to new public lands along the Cannon River, including a section that’s a designated trout stream, thanks to land a

Conservationists mend fragmented habitat in Cannon River area of Minnesota

Two new public spaces permanently protect habitat.
Science
April 15
A poster is displayed on the International Monetary Fund building, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington.

How debt and climate change pose 'systemic risk' to world economy

The debt that Belize owes its foreign creditors is equal to 85% of its economy. "How do we pursue climate action?" the finance minister said.
Science
April 15
Ida Tin, who coined the term “femtech,” co-founded Clue, an ovulation tracking app, below.

Is 'femtech' the next big thing in health care?

Finally, there are medical technology companies focused on cancer that affects women, such as cervical cancer and breast cancer.
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April 15
In this April 2019 photo, the sun shines on the Rainy River as ice melts off its edges. brian.peterson@startribune.com International Falls,  MN

Reflecting sunlight would cool the earth, but Minnesota researchers find far-reaching consequences

Tiny particles would mimic the emissions of volcanic eruptions to reflect sunlight and heat.
Science
April 15
Life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex models are unloaded for a dinosaur exhibition in Potsdam, Germany. A study released on Thursday, April 15, 2021 calculate

Study: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That's how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds.
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April 15
Greg Asner, left, director of the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at Arizona State University, prepared to dive on a coral reef o

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.
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April 15
A still image of the Columbia Glacier in Alaska as part of a new time-lapse video feature from Google Earth.

Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world.
Business
April 15
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, shown in March in France. Kerry is in talks in China on Thursday, April 15, 2021 ahea

U.S.'s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summit

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China on Thursday ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders.
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April 14
In this file photo from Nov. 2019, Water Gremlin employees returned after the facility was shut down for more than a week.  ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.f

Water Gremlin pays new $325,000 pollution penalty

The company's main hazardous waste is lead from die-casting and coating operations.
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April 14
Parler is online again, hosted by SkySilk, a Los Angeles-based cloud-computing outfit.

Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots.
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April 14
Wolves in Voyageurs National Park have been virtually ignoring moose as prey during the spring and summer, when moose calves are at their most vulnera

First collar video from wild Minnesota wolf shows fishing skills, adaptability

How exactly do lone wolves spend warm spring days?
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April 13
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo.

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.
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April 13
This undated photo released by Christie’s on Thursday, March 11, 2021 shows a digital collage titled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,” by an ar

What the heck are non-fungible tokens and why should you care?

Could NFTs be the collecting wave of the future?
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April 10
The USS Johnston, above in October 1943, shows its hull number 557. A shipwreck recently found in 21,000 feet of water near the Philippines has been c

Deep-water explorers find USS Johnston, a WWII ship sunk in 1944 battle

Victor Vescovo had been sitting for several hours inside a small metal ball more than 21,000 feet below the surface of the Philippine Sea last…
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April 10
Allison Rian checked acorns soaking in her sink with Grace, 8.

New project aims to grow a supply chain for reforestation in Minnesota

The five-year goal is to grow 1 million trees such as white pine, red oak and yellow birch.
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April 9
Silver carp

Nearly 30 invasive carp pulled from Mississippi River in herding operation

State and federal agencies hunted the carp for first time in Minnesota waters.
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April 9
Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards

Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards

The revisions target nearly a dozen pollutants — chloride, salts, sulfate, nitrate and more — in surface water used for industry and agriculture, and for wildlife.
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April 9
This Thursday, April 8, 2021 photo shows an adult female gray whale that washed up on Muir Beach, cause of death believe to be trauma due to ship stri

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died.