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May 7, 2018
In the Stall Catchers game, players watch short movies that show blood flowing through the brains of mice and point out "stalls" - areas of reduced blood flow.  Courtesy of Human Computation Institute
Scientists devise a game for the serious business of finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease
May 7, 2018 - 10:45pm
S new fissure erupted near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. By 9 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 230 feet were erupting from the fissure. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.play button
'This is heartbreaking': Lava burns more homes on Hawaii's Big Island as new fissures form
May 7, 2018 - 8:12am
May 5, 2018
A photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey of volcanic ash spewing from the Pu’u ‘O’o crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, May 3, 2018. Volcanic eruptions that forced evacuations on the island of Hawaii brought a new threat on Friday: High levels of sulfur dioxide gasses that can be dangerous for children and older adults. (U.S. Geological Survey via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Hawaii is rocked by strongest earthquake in four decades after volcano erupts
May 5, 2018 - 12:42pm
May 4, 2018
File photo of a lava lake glowing inside the Halemaumau crater at the Kilauea volcano in the Volcano National Park, Hawaii. The landscape on the Big Island, as it is called, is constantly reshaping itself. (Marco Garcia/Copyright 2018 The New York Times) play button
Hawaii's Kilauea erupts. Evacuations underway as lava threatens communities.
May 4, 2018 - 7:27am
May 2, 2018
Symbol of medicine
'Deaths of despair' on the rise
May 2, 2018 - 11:46pm
April 30, 2018
The steam phase of Steamboat Geyser in 2014. National Park Service
A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately, and scientists can't explain why
April 30, 2018 - 11:14am
April 29, 2018
A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
North Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them
April 29, 2018 - 2:20pm
April 27, 2018
Remains of 140 children found in Peru, pointing to world's largest ancient child sacrifice
April 27, 2018 - 7:57am
April 21, 2018
Mazzer
Poking the science underlying Lake Mitchell's yuck
April 21, 2018 - 7:00am
Volunteers cleaned up in and around the Red River in Fargo during the summer of 2017. River Keepers / Special to The Forum
10 simple ways to help save Earth
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
April 20, 2018
SD senator keeping an eye on Missouri River levels
April 20, 2018 - 5:10pm
A caldera-forming volcano supplies the heat for the hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen
April 20, 2018 - 1:01pm
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. File photo / Forum News Service
Minnesota congressman's effort de-list wolves stuck in Congress
April 20, 2018 - 7:09am
April 18, 2018
Stuart Bensen of Erskine, Minn., retired conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR officers at front lines of Minn. wolf depredation complaints
April 18, 2018 - 7:19am
April 17, 2018
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Wolves are an important animal in tribal culture and were protected on tribal lands even when the state had control of wolf management and offered hunting and trapping seasons. Courtesy photo / Jay Huseby, Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Tribal lands offer sanctuary for Minnesota wolves
April 17, 2018 - 7:22am
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