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May 13, 2018
Running coach Jeff Horowitz, in red, and ploggers pick up trash near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Kelyn Soong.
Plogging: A light run with big impact on litter
May 13, 2018 - 10:42am
May 7, 2018
In the Stall Catchers game, players watch short movies that show blood flowing through the brains of mice and point out "stalls" - areas of reduced blood flow.  Courtesy of Human Computation Institute
Scientists devise a game for the serious business of finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease
May 7, 2018 - 10:45pm
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
S new fissure erupted near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. By 9 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 230 feet were erupting from the fissure. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.play button
'This is heartbreaking': Lava burns more homes on Hawaii's Big Island as new fissures form
May 7, 2018 - 8:12am
May 5, 2018
A photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey of volcanic ash spewing from the Pu’u ‘O’o crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, May 3, 2018. Volcanic eruptions that forced evacuations on the island of Hawaii brought a new threat on Friday: High levels of sulfur dioxide gasses that can be dangerous for children and older adults. (U.S. Geological Survey via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Hawaii is rocked by strongest earthquake in four decades after volcano erupts
May 5, 2018 - 12:42pm
Minnesota DNR tracking black bears online
May 5, 2018 - 9:52am
Minnesota DNR tracking black bears online
May 5, 2018 - 9:52am
Little Missouri Grasslands Medora District chief ranger Shannon Boehm says Removing some fuel from the 7,000-acre footprint of the state’s only ponderosa pine forest is one way to prevent a catastrophic result should fire come again. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune
Chopping trees could save ND's ponderosa pine forest
May 5, 2018 - 9:37am
Burrowing by prairie dogs in this area in the Boyce Creek drainage encompasses hundreds of acres and, along with drought, has reduced forage available for livestock grazing in Little Missouri National Grasslands pastures. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune
US Forest Service plans to reclaim land from prairie dogs
May 5, 2018 - 9:36am
May 4, 2018
ND reports first case, possibly second, of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
May 4, 2018 - 12:32pm
File photo of a lava lake glowing inside the Halemaumau crater at the Kilauea volcano in the Volcano National Park, Hawaii. The landscape on the Big Island, as it is called, is constantly reshaping itself. (Marco Garcia/Copyright 2018 The New York Times) play button
Hawaii's Kilauea erupts. Evacuations underway as lava threatens communities.
May 4, 2018 - 7:27am
May 2, 2018
ND stem cell clinic to halt injections, repay patients
May 2, 2018 - 11:36am
Income eligibility raised for ND families with children with special medical needs
May 2, 2018 - 10:44am
May 1, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
4,000-acre northern Minnesota wildfire is 90 percent contained
May 1, 2018 - 12:28pm
April 30, 2018
Selection process begins for $1 million Sanford science prize
April 30, 2018 - 2:27pm