Anyone who uses or simply searches for tools that mask your identity online could be labeled as an "extremist" by the National Security Agency.A series of investigative reports out of Germany this month has exposed an NSA source code that mark for closer surveillance the IP addresses of computers lo ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
Hidden behind the heavy rhythms and fierce collection of percussive embellishments, Glenn Kotche is most well-known as the guy on the drum stool for the band Wilco. Bringing the role of modern day rock drummer to new esteemed heights he has also collaborated with So Percussion, Kronos Quartet and On ... More >>
If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>
A day after generating a shitstorm of bad publicity with its announcement that free online classes would be banned in Minnesota, the state Office of Higher Education reversed course on Friday and un-banned Coursera and other sites of its ilk.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Office of Higher Education bans free ... More >>
America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>
Sundance darling is "it girl" actress of the moment
Reagan-era comedy succumbs to soggy nostalgia
It's one of the most popular educational games of all time
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
If scientists would stop researching obvious stuff like "Why do people like sex so much," we might already have these.
Elite program angers largest teachers' union in the state
Bachmann cited a fact from an MIT study and the author has repeatedly said that Republicans are misreading it and that fact is completely false.
Rep. Bachmann is holding two public forums tomorrow to talk about cancer and President Obama's cap and trade proposal. Time to go get armed and dangerous with Bachmann.
Council members get served, but demonstrator gets arrested
It's not just Alliant Techsystems. Hundreds of small Minnesota companies are cashing in on America's defense industry.
When Naomi Gaines threw her babies into the river, we were shocked. The truth is, her impulse isn't all that rare.
Welles Emerson maps the surface of a wave--and the art of science
The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
Traversing the rough terrain between a father's expectations and a son's aspirations
The Pioneer Press cedes control of pioneerplanet.com to the mother ship
Internationally acclaimed psych-rockers Salamander are a nearly invisible presence on the stages and airwaves of their home town
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
On the Straight and Narrow: Matt Damon and Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.
Eighteen Months in the Info-Quarry.
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.
A long and rancorous effort to do away with tenure and run itself more like a business has set the University of Minnesota back for years to come.
The dirty secret of education reform.