WASHINGTON — Graphene, single-atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms, is just about the hottest thing in nanotechnology.
Microbes found in an undersea cloud of oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout may have the potential to degrade oil faster than previously thought, according to a new study published Tuesday.
Earth’s plants — natural scrubbers removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — reduced their carbon uptake by some 606 million tons during the past 10 years, according to a new study.
The Obama administration’s new guidelines for offshore oil drilling, which are intended to require much more detailed environmental reviews for deep-water drilling, have upset not only the oil industry, but environmentalists, too.
Minnesota scientists are advancing stem cell therapies into territory that is so open that doctors and regulators still are shaping practices and policies as they go along.
The University of Minnesota has announced a scientific development that gardeners will hail. If it works, that is.
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. — Meteorologists have developed a portable new tool for measuring atmospheric wind speeds by tethering kites to ground-based metering systems.
Hospital noise is taking a toll on the well-being of patients and contributing to errors by staff, a growing body of research suggests.
WASHINGTON — Giving birth is the social event of the year for banded mongooses in Uganda. When females live in the same group, 60 percent bear their young together on exactly the same night — regardless of when they were impregnated.
WASHINGTON — Astronomers announced last week the discovery of a new star, found with help from a most unusual source — a screen saver.
WASHINGTON — Engineers and biologists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have succeeded in coaxing tiny worms to move around a microchip using electric fields. This should help neurologists study the human nervous system.
The math behind market tremors is the same math that describes actual earthquakes.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s new blog offers a forum for following Minnesota-related energy projects.
A new study by three scientists at the Met Office, the British government agency responsible for making weather forecasts, looks at how hot cities could be by the year 2050.
Consider the sponge. Call it a lowly, primitive creature and some sponge experts will tell you that you are wrong. These immobile, squishy animals are perhaps better described as simple — so simple, in fact, that they were long thought to be plants.
WASHINGTON — Making sense of the shards, scraps and other clues left behind by past societies compels archaeologists to study far-ranging topics, from agriculture to art and chemistry to linguistics.
WASHINGTON — Drive through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on a sunny day, and you may see a man on the side of the road pruning the English ivy. Mingjun Zhang isn’t the groundskeeper.
For fans of the night sky, the big question is: What kind of show will the collision put on, as charged particles hit the upper atmosphere and turn its nitrogen and oxygen atoms into glowing, sweeping curtains of red, green, and blue northern lights
In political debates, one rap on human embryonic stem cells is that no practical therapies have come from the research. The world’s first clinical trial of using the cells to treat a human disease was suspended last year by the U.S.
All living marsupials — such as wallabies, kangaroos and opossums — all originated in South America, a new genetic study suggests.