Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

From Other Nonprofit Media

X-Rays help deliver drugs with pinpoint accuracy
From Other Nonprofit Media

X-Rays help deliver drugs with pinpoint accuracy

Microscopic drug-filled "balloons" can be ruptured precisely where needed.

Kayla Davidson and her son, Maxx
From Other Nonprofit Media

Regulators, automakers urged to warn parents about flawed seats

Federal safety officials "know the seatbacks have been collapsing for years. They know that if you put a kid behind an occupied seat, you’ve got a problem," said Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety.

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz
From Other Nonprofit Media

Super PACs and Trump's wife: How a photo dispute highlights weakness in campaign finance rules

Trump accused the Cruz campaign of providing a revealing GQ photo of Melania to a PAC for an ad against her. The Cruz camp said it had no involvement in the ad.

From Other Nonprofit Media

Long-term-care insurance: less bang, more buck

Many insurers have left the business. Those that remain are charging far more for new policies, and sharply raising the premiums of old ones.

Researchers are developing shape-shifting fluid robots
From Other Nonprofit Media

Researchers are developing shape-shifting fluid robots

Strange properties could make the devices ideal for chaotic, hostile environments.

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler
From Other Nonprofit Media

Verizon to pay $1.35 million to settle zombie cookie privacy charges

The new settlement is the latest sign that the FCC is stepping up privacy enforcement actions.

Researchers train dog detectives so their results are admissible in courts
From Other Nonprofit Media

Sniffing out criminals: Researchers train dog detectives so their evidence is admissible in courts

"They smell in colors," said Cindy Otto, director of the Pennvet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, and a member of search and rescue teams. "They use their nose as we use our eyes," she said.

Thousands of drones fill the skies, raising fears of midair collisions
From Other Nonprofit Media

Thousands of drones fill the skies, raising fears of midair collisions

Drones' popularity is booming in the U.S., with sales of drones weighing more than a half-pound expected to reach 1 million this year.

Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom
From Other Nonprofit Media

Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom

Educators across the country say they need additional – and better – training. One-time, workshop-style sessions just haven’t inspired the bulk of teachers to adopt technology.

The tech behind smart guns
From Other Nonprofit Media

The tech behind smart guns

Some companies have turned to radio-frequency-identification devices. Other research efforts are focusing on biometrics — using qualities of a gun owner's body to verify identity.

Why Oklahoma’s public preschools are some of the best in the country
From Other Nonprofit Media

Why Oklahoma’s public preschools are some of the best in the country

Oklahoma has fully funded 4-year-old preschool for every child, regardless of family income, since 1998.

When companies hire temp workers by race, black applicants lose out
From Other Nonprofit Media

When companies hire temp workers by race, black applicants lose out

At one company's branch in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a request for white men was known as an order for “country boys,” according to three former employees.

Ivory from long-dead mammoths might slow elephant poaching
From Other Nonprofit Media

Ivory from long-dead mammoths might slow elephant poaching

There were 26 million elephants in Africa in 1800, according to the National Geographic Society. That number was cut in half by 1900. By 1989, it had plummeted to around 600,000.

2016: a showdown year for reproductive rights
From Other Nonprofit Media

2016: a showdown year for reproductive rights

For advocates of women's reproductive rights, 2015 was the definition of "annus horribilis." Now 2016 is shaping up to be even more turbulent.

Snow blows in fits and starts, only partly because of the wind
From Other Nonprofit Media

Snow blows in fits and starts, only partly because of the wind

With a wind tunnel, scientists probe the physics of airflow and snow.

How elite private colleges might serve black students better
From Other Nonprofit Media

How elite private colleges might serve black students better

A Q&A with David Oxtoby, president of Pomona College.

The physics of sliding on ice
From Other Nonprofit Media

The physics of sliding on ice

A new mathematical model could answer puzzling questions about frozen water.

The narco-terror trap
From Other Nonprofit Media

The narco-terror trap

The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. An examination of cases raises questions about whether the agency is stopping threats or staging them.

Could you answer these Common Core test questions?
From Other Nonprofit Media

Could you answer these Common Core test questions?

Forty-two states and the District of Columbia are now using the same math and English standards, but the tests they use to determine how well students have mastered them still vary significantly.

Privacy not included: Federal law lags behind new tech
From Other Nonprofit Media

Privacy not included: Federal law lags behind new tech

At-home paternity tests fall outside the federal privacy law's purview. So do wearables that measure steps and sleep, testing firms like 23andMe, and online places where people store health records.