Treasures and the science surrounding Tut, boy king of ancient Egypt, are coming to St. Paul in an exhibit the Science Museum of Minnesota plans to open next February.
The story behind the project is a modern-day lesson in the interwoven eco system that fascinated Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.
WASHINGTON — College football betting markets show a statistically significant bias against home teams from arid regions who host teams from wetter environments, researchers from Kansas State University found.
Here’s a fresh line-up of local events relating to science in one way or another.
Science publications and scientists are closely following a case against Scott DeMuth, left, that involves the clash of the civil rights of animal-liberation activists and the rights of scientists to conduct legal research.
STRASBURG, Pa. — Next month, representatives from more than 190 nations will gather in Japan at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit to develop a global strategy for staunching habitat and biodiversity loss around the world.
WASHINGTON — What’s it like to be on an alien planet? According to NASA, it could be pretty similar to a trip to the Grand Canyon.
WASHINGTON — Have you ever noticed how the last bits of cereal in the bowl always seem to cling to one another, making it easy to spoon up the remaining stragglers? Physicists have — and they’ve given it a name: the “Cheerios effect.”
Here’s a research project that should have plenty of appeal during Minnesota’s upcoming dark and freezing winter days.
Summer’s end marks the start of a new season of local science-related events, including several scheduled for the next couple of weeks.
The judge who halted federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research in August wasn’t budging this week.
WASHINGTON — Tractor beams, energy rays that can move objects, are a science fiction mainstay. But now they are becoming a reality — at least for moving very tiny objects.
By the standards of 12,000 years ago, the woman whose remains were found in a burial pit in an Israeli cave must have been one major dudette.
Move over Vlad the Impaler; here comes Balaur bondoc. That’s the name scientists have given a new meat-eating dinosaur unearthed in southern Transylvania.
There is another Sun-like star out there with an intriguing family of planets orbiting about and it could be the closest parallel to our own solar system that astronomers have found yet.
At this point, no one knows the full impact of the summer’s tandem disasters on life in the Gulf, said Matt Rota, director of the water resources program for the Gulf Restoration Network.
LEH, India — Picture running a marathon, but at such Himalayan heights that it’s like running with one lung. Then imagine continuing for the length of another four marathons.
Even in wrong-headed gambling decisions there is some rationality, according to a new study by a University of Minnesota psychologist and colleagues. People go astray in trying to assign some sort of sequential order to independent events, which cha
NEW ORLEANS — To find out how the food chain has been affected by the Gulf oil spill, marine scientists are closely monitoring this year’s spawn of blue crab — a key kind of plankton — in the Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON — They say every boy dreams at some point of being an astronaut, but it is doubtful the 33 Chile miners trapped about a half-mile underground ever compared their gritty occupation to exploring the heavens.