February 4

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change.
Local
February 3
Rep. John Lesch, shown during a 2015 a working group on revenge porn law, is the lead author of the new bill. He’s considering putting the question

'Revenge porn' cases have Minn. lawmakers looking for a fix

Legislators and courts attempt to balance privacy with free-speech rights.
February 3

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
February 1
President Donald Trump shows a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast track of Hurricane Dorian that was altered with a black marker

Emails show the fallout from Trump's claims about Hurricane Dorian

A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama.
Science
February 1
The quarantine station at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been operating for more than a decade to prevent serious infectious disea

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport's quarantine station is on guard

It is part of national effort to screen for coronavirus.
January 31
California Supervisor Hilda Solis, at podium, holds a "Fake" letter circulating in Facebook, as she joins a news conference on Coronavirus with Califo

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

Facebook says it's working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoing outbreak circulate…
January 31
College friends and acquaintances, from left, Ahmed Ayoub, Mohammed Ali, Saad Khan and Amani al-Khatahtbeh, founder of Muslimgirl.com, talk on the str

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons.
Science
January 31

Science briefs: Puffins join rarefied group that uses tools

Five years ago, on a remote island in Wales, University of Oxford scientist Annette Fayet spied a puffin doing something she had never seen before.…
Science
January 30

Health briefs: Yes, stress will make your hair go gray

There is truth to the anecdote that your locks can lose color when you’re stressed. Researchers have found that in mice, stressful events damage the…
January 30
One of sarcophagi discovered in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, near the Nile Valley city of Minya.

Egyptian archaeologists unveil ancient tombs, artifacts

Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled 16 ancient Egyptian tombs filled with sarcophagi and other artifacts from a vast burial ground.
January 30
The dating app Tinder.

Dating apps face US inquiry over underage use, sex offenders

A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services.
January 30
The now extinct Cloudina lived about 550 million years ago.

Fossil reveals Earth's oldest known animal guts

Cloudina's guts are the first known example of our particular kind of digestive tract in the history of animal life.
January 30
FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.

Los Alamos spy knew A-bomb's inner secrets

The scientist who turned for Moscow was far more dangerous than many suspected.
South Metro
January 30
Rocky the sea otter flashed a smile as he swam around in his off-exhibit pool while he spent the afternoon behind the scenes Wednesday. at the Minneso

Minnesota Zoo's sea otter thrives after being first to have flipper amputated

Limb amputation is common in cats and dogs, but no one had heard of a flipper amputation on an otter.
Business
January 29
Visitors watched a SpaceX launch on Wednesday.

After successful Wednesday launch, SpaceX now has 240 satellites in low-Earth orbit

ORLANDO – SpaceX now has the world’s largest private satellite constellation. After a successful launch Wednesday morning — following two weeks of delays caused…
January 29
Infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) in an area known as the W3 and W5 star-forming regions w

NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories -- the Spitzer Space Telescope -- after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes.
January 29
FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo at Station F in Paris.

Facebook reports 4Q profit, user growth despite challenges

Facebook had a strong fourth quarter, making more money on advertising and adding more users despite challenges around regulation, privacy and efforts to fight election interference.
January 27
Workers on Monday caught a giant salamander that was reported to have escaped from a seafood market in Wuhan, China. The market was closed down becaus

Nations race to contain virus; 20 U.S. airports to add screening

China counts 106 virus deaths as screening to be added at 20 U.S. airports.
St. Paul
January 25
Arborist Tim Walsh used a wrench to remove bark from wood infected with emerald ash borer.

Processing wood infested by emerald ash borer into fuel or mulch has a cost

Emerald ash borer's toll keeps growing, but processing the tree waste into fuel or mulch carries a cost.
Science
January 25
5-mg pills of Oxycodone.

This is how the opioid crisis swept the nation

A deeper look at the broad trends of the three waves shows how each drug — pills, heroin and then fentanyl — prepared the way for the next.