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March 22, 2018
The Atacama skeleton, or Ata, named after the Chilean desert where the remains were found, has 10 pairs of ribs. MUST CREDIT: Bhattacharya et al.
A tiny skeleton found in Chile might look like an alien, but her genes tell a different story
March 22, 2018 - 4:10pm
March 19, 2018
Scott Jensen of St. Anthony, Minn., shows off a 28.5-inch walleye he caught in June 2017 on Mille Lacs Lake.  Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Third consecutive catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Lake Mille Lacs
March 19, 2018 - 9:42pm
March 16, 2018
ND native develops health app to help Medicaid patients
March 16, 2018 - 6:37pm
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
March 15, 2018
Researchers work at the Olorgesaile prehistoric site in Kenya. MUST CREDIT: Smithsonian Human Origins Program.
Scientists find evidence of paint, complex tools and climate chaos at the dawn of humanity
March 15, 2018 - 4:08pm
In an undated handout photo, the skeleton of an 8-year-old Neanderthal boy recovered from the El Sidrón cave in Spain. New research suggests that the brain of the juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why. (Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC via The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows
March 15, 2018 - 1:32pm
March 14, 2018
FILE — Stephen Hawking, the physicist and author, at a news conference to announce the space exploration initiative "Breakthrough Starshot" at One World Observatory in lower Manhattan, April 12, 2016. (Karsten Moran/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
'May you keep flying like superman in microgravity': Tributes pour in for physicist Stephen Hawking, dead at 76
March 14, 2018 - 6:29am
March 13, 2018
Tantoo Cardinal, an award-winning actress and Metis environmental activist, talks with a reporter Tuesday, March 13, in Bemidji before speaking at Red Lake's Seven Clans Casino. Cardinal grew up in the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada, and addressed the dangers of oil pipelines in her talk. Cardinal is best known for her roles in "Dancing with Wolves" and "Legends of the Fall." Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Actress, environmental activist Tantoo Cardinal talks tar sands in Red Lake
March 13, 2018 - 6:36pm
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A fossilized tooth of a giant shark sat undisturbed at a secret location. Then it was stolen
March 13, 2018 - 5:42pm
National Geographic on the newsstands. (Ruby Washington/Copyright 2018 New York Times Photo)
National Geographic confronts its past: 'For decades, our coverage was racist'
March 13, 2018 - 9:23am
March 12, 2018
Flu numbers decreasing across ND, but it’s not over yet
March 12, 2018 - 5:26pm
March 9, 2018
Frank Bavendick  Submitted photo
ND oil pioneer remembered for his generosity
March 9, 2018 - 5:31pm
These penguins found a camera in Antarctica and captured a surprisingly good 'selfie'
March 9, 2018 - 8:26am
March 8, 2018
Photo courtesy of Flickr.
The otter seemed 'cute' - until it leaped on her kayak and lunged at her face
March 8, 2018 - 5:06pm
A rendering of China's 9½-ton space station, Tiangong-1. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
China's space lab will soon crash to Earth. Scientists think they know where - sort of.
March 8, 2018 - 7:34am