Last week, we told you about GOP House candidate Bob Frey's discredited view regarding the link between gay sex and AIDS. Turns out there's more wacky theories where that one came from.The Bluestem Prairie blog unearthed a January 2004 audio clip of Frey claiming that "dinosaurs have always lived wi ... More >>
A U of M associate professor explores the complex world of human microorganisms and the cures they may hold
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I have waited for a very long time for an Adam Ant show that I can actually go to, and Sunday represents just that. I have written in these pixels b ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- A Stillwater family's Wednesday morning took a turn for the surreal when a man went out to his back deck and Holy shit! There's a 7-foot snake!SEE ALSO: "Superhuman" gray-haired woman steals decorative planter from Stillwater business [VIDEO] Camille Kiolbasa snapped a photo o ... More >>
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And so, just as they did before last November's marriage amendment vote, Minnesota for Marriage is again comparing marriage equality advocates to Nazis.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage's concession: "God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman" The ... More >>
Dante Cicchetti, a professor in the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, has been awarded the prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and $1 million by the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland.The award is one of the largest research prizes for child and youth development, and co ... More >>
Between his unforgettable primary battle with Mike Parry and his general election contest against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Allen Quist gave us a lot of fun material.SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp program discriminates against married couples-- Allen Quist flip-f ... More >>
Floating trash, blooming algae, deteriorating shoreline. For years, activists have been trying to clean up Powderhorn Lake, the 11-acre, 24-foot-deep body of water at the center of Powderhorn Park and the surrounding community.See also:- Feature: Watered-Down Promise- Best public park: Powderhorn- M ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaIn 1994, Republican Allen Quist -- then campaigning to oust ... More >>
Comic book story is entertaining, nuanced, and stays close to its origins
Last week, Mother Jones published a fascinating profile of Republican Allen Quist, who will be competing this summer in a primary against state Sen. Mike Parry for the honor of doing battle with incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz this November.The title of the piece gives you a flavor for the t ... More >>
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
The Minessota Catholic Conference opposes the plot of this movie.The Minnesota Catholic Conference is taking a stand against human cloning. At the moment, it's not clear who's on the other side of this issue, but they still seem pretty fired up about it.In a message to members, the MCC is telling ... More >>
We prefer grass-fed...At the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, an M.D. and Ph.D, is trying hard to grow meat. Yes, you read that right--he's bioengineering the stuff--or at this point, animal skeletal muscle tissue--in a small lab in Charleston at the school. According to an ... More >>
The Chambers Hotel, where D'Amico Kitchen is run by chef Justin Frederick.Justin Frederick, who took over D'Amico Kitchen at Chambers Hotel this summer, became a chef in a simpler, or at least cheaper, time. Comparing himself to recent culinary school graduates who emerge with tens of thousan ... More >>
Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.
"He's in stable condition and should be released soon," UFC President Dana White said.
The New York Times reports that food companies are increasintly unable to guarantee the safety of their frozen food products. Zoinks!
Turns out delusion and superstition are learned traits.
Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come
Biologist and blogger PZ Myers speaks out on the war on science, intelligent design, and the sexual habits of giant squid
A new movie looks at our unhealthy appetite for Frankenfoods
Free comics! Fanboys! And dueling paleontologists! This Saturday, May 7th, Big Brain Comics on Washington Ave. will host the Fourth Annual Free Comic Book Day. Yes, that's right. Free comics. Local comic-book creators Shad Petosky, Zander Cannon, and Kevin Cannon (of Big Time Attic) will be signin ... More >>
If God didn't create a glowing dog, why can't art?
Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?
With its Series of Ecological Books, Milkweed Editions Aspires to Save the Natural World
A primer on avoiding yesterday's war
The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy
The University of Minnesota's genetic research on wild rice goes against the grain
At the University of Minnesota's farm school, discord blooms over budget cuts and the biotech bonanza
Never mind fingerprints--state law-enforcement officials want blood
Parents, pediatricians, and the growing threat of childhood antibiotic resistance
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Steven Epstein separates the biology from the bias in Timothy F. Murphy's Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.
On two farms in Iowa, preservationists are fighting a battle against the disappearance of countless plant and animal breeds. If they lose, the costs to the planet could be incalculable.
UM Professor David Lykken has spent his career studying the role of nature and nurture in shaping people. And he believes his research shows the best society would be one in which the state decides who gets to have children.
by Jennifer Vogel
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.