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August 12, 2018
Tahlequah pushes her dead calf on the second day of her long, sad journey. Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey
August 12, 2018 - 2:04pm
A researcher holds a canola sample at Calyxt, where experimental wheat and soybeans are also grown. Calyxt's soybean is the first of 23 gene-edited crops the Agriculture Department has recognized to date. Photo by Tim Gruber for The Washington Post
A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods
August 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Paleontologists uncover complete tyrannosaur in Montana
August 12, 2018 - 6:17am
August 9, 2018
An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. MUST CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
This NASA spacecraft is about to probe one of Earth's scariest threats - the sun
August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm
Minnesota air quality alert extended through Saturday, expands southward
August 9, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 8, 2018
Images of cladoceran Diaphanosoma fluviatile (left) and copepod Mesocyclops pehpeiensis (right).
Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Whitmore and Joseph Connolly, Cornell University
Two new invaders in Great Lakes
August 8, 2018 - 9:31pm
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Pentagon is moving toward establishing Trump's Space Force
August 8, 2018 - 7:39pm
August 3, 2018
Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing's Starliner crew and mission operations, fist-bumps NASA astronaut Sunita Williams as they and astronauts Nicole Mann and Bob Behnken prepare for emergency system training at Kennedy Space Center in June. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from US soil
August 3, 2018 - 12:51pm
August 2, 2018
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What the EPA's proposed fuel standards could do to your gas mileage
August 2, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 1, 2018
Buses wait to go out on their routes at the MJ Ruter Metro Transit Garage in Brooklyn Center, Wednesday, Aug. 1. Fuel pumps in the garage may have leaked diesel into the soil for years.  ( Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
Twin Cities bus garage leaked fuel into ground, the question is: How much?
August 1, 2018 - 9:19pm
A grizzly bear known as 399 wanders with her cubs near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park. One year after their removal from the endangered species list, grizzlies will be hunted in Wyoming for the first time in 44 years. MUST CREDIT: Thomas D. Mangelsen
A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here's what he's doing with it.
August 1, 2018 - 7:10pm
July 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Killing of polar bear that attacked cruise employee on remote Arctic island sparks debate
July 30, 2018 - 9:36am
July 29, 2018
University of Minnesota Duluth student Käthe Trahan (left) sifts soil through a rocker screen looking for evidence of prehistoric human occupation north of Duluth while classmates Slade Gulan and Madeleine Hoffman and professor Susan Mulholland confer next to a 1-meter square excavation unit. The students are taking part in UMD’s Archaeology Field School. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
UMD class spends summer digging for artifacts
July 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
July 27, 2018
J35 pushing her dead calf Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
An orca calf died shortly after being born. Her grieving mother has carried her body for days.
July 27, 2018 - 11:20am
July 25, 2018
Common merganser ducklings follow Mama in late June on Lake Bemidji. Photo by Brent Cizek.
Photographer's image of ducklings on Lake Bemidji goes viral, draws national attention
July 25, 2018 - 6:09pm
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