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June 19, 2017
Artist's concept depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far to orbit a star other than our sun.  NASA-JPL-Caltech
NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable 'Earth-like' worlds
June 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool cleaned and refilled after duckling deaths
June 19, 2017 - 3:06pm
June 15, 2017
A merlin nestling is shown with a leg band in Jamestown. The small falcon, which is only about 2 weeks old, shares a nest with three siblings. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Scientists give merlins a rare banding in Jamestown park
June 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Soil is full of microbes that produce toxins to kill their neighbors, which makes it a great source for antibiotic drugs. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Wendy Galietta.
In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt
June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
June 14, 2017
Science may be able to provide sunless tans by changing skin's pigmentation
June 14, 2017 - 5:02pm
An ultrarare specimen of conjoined twin harbor porpoises, caught in the North Sea in May. (Courtesy of Erwin Kompanje)
Dutch fishermen caught a rare two-headed sea creature. What happened next horrified researcher.
June 14, 2017 - 4:47pm
May 9, 2017
A view of the Blomstrand Glacier in Ny-Alesund, Norway during US Secretary of State John Kerry and Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende toured the glacier, and made remarks about climate change on June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool/File Photo
Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn
May 9, 2017 - 4:13pm
April 14, 2017
Water worlds: Distant moons may harbor life under frozen seas, NASA says
April 14, 2017 - 7:18pm
April 5, 2017
PTSD brain. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Wikimedia Commons image.
Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD
April 5, 2017 - 4:30am
February 24, 2017
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Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz
February 24, 2017 - 12:06pm
February 22, 2017
Artist's concept shows what each of the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like, based on available data about their sizes, masses and orbital distances.  REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
February 22, 2017 - 4:12pm
February 16, 2017
Friends of the Grand Forks Public Library announces 2017 focus
February 16, 2017 - 5:24pm
February 1, 2017
UND assistant professor Catherine A. Brissette holds up a tube of deer tick nymph specimens Tuesday in her campus lab. Deer ticks are the most likely tick species to carry the bacteria which cause Lyme disease. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
UND researchers study long-term symptoms of tick-borne illness
February 1, 2017 - 7:56pm
January 26, 2017
NASA workers look up at the James Webb Space Telescope Mirror during it's media reveal at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, Md., Nov. 2,  2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of Trump
January 26, 2017 - 9:35am
December 30, 2016
Landmark Signs and Electric technicians install tiles in the Times Square New Year's Eve Waterford Crystal Ball panel during the Waterford Crystal Installation for Times Square New Year's Eve 2017 on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at One Times Square in New York City. Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS
Wait a second, New Year's Eve will have 1 more second to celebrate
December 30, 2016 - 11:09am
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