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May 13, 2018
Running coach Jeff Horowitz, in red, and ploggers pick up trash near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Kelyn Soong.
Plogging: A light run with big impact on litter
May 13, 2018 - 10:42am
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
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
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
All during May, Venus and Jupiter dominate the early evening from opposite sides of the sky. University of Minnesota graphic
Venus and Jupiter dominate sky in May
May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Minnesota DNR tracking black bears online
May 5, 2018 - 9:52am
Minnesota DNR tracking black bears online
May 5, 2018 - 9:52am
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
Residents expected to plant 1000s of trees
May 4, 2018 - 6:30am
May 2, 2018
Symbol of medicine
'Deaths of despair' on the rise
May 2, 2018 - 11:46pm
May 1, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
4,000-acre northern Minnesota wildfire is 90 percent contained
May 1, 2018 - 12:28pm
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
Weyerhaeuser Museum hosts plant and seed sale
April 27, 2018 - 2:00pm