In the wake of Los Angeles Times deciding to discontinue publication of letters to the editor from climate change deniers, a petition signed by more than 1,100 people as of this morning calls upon on the Star Tribune to do the same thing.RELATED: MNGOP attacks Dayton's support for clean energy in wa ... More >>
At the State Fair, Mark Dayton called for the state to move toward eliminating coal-burning power plants and said Minnesota ought to "be in the forefront of creating a cleaner environment."SEE ALSO: Will Steger baffled by Tim Pawlenty's global warming flip flop Nothing too out of the norm, right? Bu ... More >>
Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma
With some help from the University of Minnesota, scientists have discovered a new particle that could aid in answering questions about what the universe is made of, what forces are at work within it, and what gives matter substance. Nuclear researchers announced earlier this week that they have ... 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 >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
Sen. Mike Jungbauer, climate expert.State Sen. Michael Jungbauer says he's smarter than 98 percent of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to studying climatology, and dismisses their work on climate change and global warming as alarmist nonsense. What gives the Republican from E ... More >>
Steger sees the politics behind Pawlenty's about face.Arctic explorer Will Steger, who's seen more evidence of global warming up close and personal than most of us ever will outside the pages of National Geographic, was once really proud of the way Tim Pawlenty listened to science and evidenc ... More >>
Everything you think you know about zodiac signs is wrong.So there you are, thinking that you've been a passionate, mercurial and obsessive Scorpio your whole life and boom, now you're a Libra. A Libra! Indecisive, gullible, self-indulgent. For this news, and for completely upending those wo ... More >>
NASARush Limbaugh knows more about climate science than NASA.The Earth is warming up. The glaciers are melting. There's no serious debate among climate experts that we're in a pickle. And then the Metrodome goes and collapses in a blizzard. What more proof do you need that global climate ch ... More >>
Local weather wonks are living large
Minnesota's 2010 tornado count leads the U.S.It isn't even close. Minnesota isn't the land of 10,00 lakes anymore, it's tornado alley. According to NOAA, 122 twisters have been reported here so far this year. The nearest competitor? Texas, with 87. Ha! Take that you cowboys.
It's big deal because it may provide a missing link in the effort to understand the big bang theory.
A prominent science journal will evidently not be publishing a paper on a possible groundbreaking discovery in northern Minnesota.
New clues about the formation and behavior of the universe may lay at the bottom of a mine in Soudan.
State legislators took steps yesterday to lift a 15-year ban on the development of nuclear power plants in Minnesota. Now it's up to the House to decide.
The story of true ice man Will Steger, from our Winter Guide
September 12th, 2007
Al Gore's 'Truth' goes for deep impact
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
Biologist and blogger PZ Myers speaks out on the war on science, intelligent design, and the sexual habits of giant squid
Can theoretical physics save an Iron Range town?
A primer on avoiding yesterday's war
The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy
From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy
Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.
From a strip-mall office on the Twin Cities fringe, a lab researcher-turned-Bible radio star lectures the nation
The arrival of managed health care at the University of Minnesota's medical clinics may mean research opportunities will dry up. As a result, many doctors are leaving the university for private practice.
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.
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.