• Jeopardy! Apr 18, 2020

    Minnesota Sophomore Wins “Jeopardy!” College Championship

    Nibir Sarma has become the first winner of the “Jeopardy!” College Championship from the University of Minnesota.

  • Florida Sep 29, 2019

    Researchers Question Census Bureau's New Approach to Privacy

    In an age of rapidly advancing computer power, the U.S. Census Bureau recently undertook an experiment to see if census answers could threaten the privacy of the people who fill out the questionnaires. The agency went back to the last national headcount, in 2010, and reconstructed individual profiles from thousands of publicly available tables. It then matched those records against...

  • food Jun 7, 2019

    Save the Bees (and Time and Money) by Creating a Bee Lawn

    Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less maintenance. That makes them cost-effective, too. Bee lawns are turf grasses blended with low-growing perennials that bloom again after mowing. They’re cared for like typical lawns, making them comfortable for playing and...

  • NBC NEWS Apr 5, 2018

    Scientists Find Farthest Star Ever Detected

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most distant star ever observed, a huge blue star dubbed “Icarus” more than 9 billion light-years from Earth, NBC News MACH reported. While the star is about a million times more luminous than the sun, is so far away that its glow is too faint to be detected by telescopes. T he...

  • United States Feb 5, 2018

    More Teens Identifying as Transgender, Gender Nonconforming: Study

    Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated that nearly three percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they don’t always self-identify as...

  • NBC Jan 17, 2018

    Widespread Flu Epidemic Puts Strain on Hospitals

    This year’s influenza epidemic is widespread across the entire United States and putting a strain on hospitals, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And although not record-setting, the season is severe, with the deaths of 20 children reported, and it is revealing weaknesses in the healthcare system. Hospitals have been forced to set up triage...

  • Arizona Dec 28, 2017

    In a Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

    After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine. Almost 20 years ago, a teen’s...

  • Arizona Nov 16, 2017

    ‘Invisible Mending': US Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

    Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 3, 2017

    US Colleges Send Warm Welcome Overseas Amid Dip in Interest

    Many U.S. colleges and universities, seeing declining numbers of applications from overseas, are trying to reassure potential international students they will be welcome on campus despite what they see in the news. Schools are ramping up marketing efforts geared toward foreign students to combat growing fears that President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration reflects a United States that is becoming...

  • United States Jan 27, 2017

    Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

    Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of each embryo, and the embryos were grown for only a few weeks, researchers reported Thursday. Such human-animal research has raised ethical concerns. The...

  • United States Jan 26, 2017

    Local Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

    Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of each embryo, and the embryos were grown for only a few weeks, researchers reported Thursday. Such human-animal research has raised ethical concerns. The...

  • San Diego Dec 18, 2016

    Minnesota Football Team Ends Boycott Threat, Will Play in Holiday Bowl

    The University of Minnesota football team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. The players announced Saturday they will play Washington State on Dec. 27 in the game in San Diego. No criminal charges were filed against the players, but...

  • San Diego Dec 17, 2016

    Minnesota Suspensions, Boycott Could Upend Holiday Bowl

    The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nation’s top second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. The school suspended the players after an internal investigation into a sexual assault case. Police declined to charge any of the players, but the school suspended them based on...

  • San Diego Dec 16, 2016

    University of Minnesota Football Players Announce Boycott

    The entire Minnesota football team says it is boycotting all football activities until it gets satisfactory answers from the university about the suspension of 10 players this week. The school suspended the players after an internal investigation into a sexual assault case. Police declined to charge any of the players, but the school suspended them based on internal regulations involving...

  • Minneapolis Mar 30, 2015

    Police Call Off Search for Missing Minn. University Student

    Police on Monday said they’d obtained video which showed Jennifer Houle entering the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge.

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