5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017Here's a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be.
Fossils Show Man-Sized Penguins Once Existed In New ZealandFossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Studies: People Who Grew Up In Warm Climates Are More Outgoing, Emotionally StableTwo large studies conducted in the United States and China suggest that the temperature of the regional environment plays a role in shaping one’s personality.
U.S. Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Detecting Ripples In UniverseThree U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe.
The Kitchen-Sink Volcano: A Fun Science Experiment For The Whole Family
To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of ThemWhile it may sound counter-intuitive, the scientists' plan will hopefully reduce the number of disease-carrying mosquitos, according to NPR's report.
'U' Scientists Discover How To Make Tires From Trees, GrassFrom the earliest days of the automobile, we've been traveling on rubber tires derived from refined petroleum.
Excellent Educator: Diane Weiher Of Lake Harriet UpperOne science teacher in Minneapolis believes song and dance makes learning a difficult subject easier.
Weather Blog: We're Heading For A Worldwide RecordWhile there are still two weeks left in the year, most of the weather data is already in the books for 2015. What's clear is that it was a very warm year -- not just here in the upper Midwest, but across the entire globe -- and that warmth will likely set some records.
Good Question: How Do Microwaves Work?With Thanksgiving leftovers galore, microwaves are sure to get a workout this weekend. But, how do these appliances heat our food so quickly? How exactly do microwaves work? Good question.
U Of M Hosts Math And Science Family Fun FairMath and science can be fun! To demonstrate just how fun the subjects can be, the University of Minnesota is hosting a Math and Science Family Fun Fair Saturday.
Minnesotan To Meet: Breck High School Senior Darartu GamadaIn the next seven years there are expected to be more than a million job openings for computer specialists. The U.S. Labor Department expects graduates here in the U.S. can only fill roughly 40 percent of those positions. In addition to a shortage of graduates, there's also a huge shortage of women in these jobs. In this week's Minnesotan to Meet, Ali Lucia introduces us to one student at Breck High School senior who is way ahead of the game.