In 2019, 86 percent of Americans had at least “a fair amount” of confidence that scientists act in the public interest — up three percentage points from the previous year.
After decades of working with backyard growers and amassing a collection of plant material, the University of Minnesota is investigating the possibility of producing kiwi berries at a commercial level in Minnesota.
A Minnesota transplant in a South Carolina lab untangles natural toxins more deadly than sarin gas.
Kolthoff was a professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Minnesota from 1927 to 1962.
The seven words are “diversity,” “entitlement,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
The outrage from the scientific community was immediate and unequivocal — and may explain why Trump’s transition team seemed to be backing away from it later in the day.
“Trump will be the first anti-science president we have ever had,” says Michael Lubell, director of public affairs for the American Physical Society.
Honorees included the inventor of a polyester testicle sling, lying researchers and, of course, Goat Man.
The study is a perfect example of why correlation should not be confused with cause and effect.
Microscopic drug-filled “balloons” can be ruptured precisely where needed.
It’s not only sadness or grief that makes us cry, but many other feelings as well, including empathy, surprise and anger, psychologist Ad Vingerhoets points out.
In December, Congress required health insurers to follow breast cancer screening guidelines from 2002 rather than two more recent ones.
“A calorie isn’t just a calorie,” two journalists write on the science website Mosaic. “And our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering the fight against obesity.”
A literature search turned up 213 titles through May 2015 that “unequivocally” include wording from the Minnesota-born musician’s songs.
For those who do report a conflict, the most contentious issues involve the creation of the universe and evolution.
The observed benefits for some conditions, particularly anxiety and depression, are “significant and measurable” and worth further study, says researcher Timothy Caulfield.
A new study found the heritability of being attractive (or not) to mosquitoes to be very similar to the heredity levels for height and IQ.
In Vox, health reporter Julia Beluz examines how Dr. Mehmet Oz “turned away from science and embraced fame.”
An MRI video revealed that a gas-filled cavity formed rapidly within the joint’s synovial fluid at almost the very moment the joint’s surfaces separated.
The medical and scientific communities are in “publication-pollution denial,” writes Caplan in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.