If researchers from Princeton are right, Facebook will have gone the way of Friendster and MySpace by 2017. But if that’s true, what will take its place? Time reports: Disease models can be used to understand the mass adoption and subsequent flight from online social networks, researchers at Princeton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Read more

A disease known as citrus greening has devastated the orange crop in Florida. Thousands of trees with the disease have been cut down and pesticides have been sprayed to kill the bug that carries the disease. “But the contagion could not be contained,” writes New York Times reporter Amy Harmon. “Oranges are not the only Read more

“Black bear researcher Lynn Rogers has filed suit against the DNR. He’s asking a judge in Ramsey County District Court to issue a temporary restraining order to keep the agency from forcing him to remove collars on about a dozen bears he’s researching,” writes MPR News reporter Stephanie Hemphill. The DNR has repeatedly told Rogers Read more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK3e-UCJXi0 Minnesota’s wolf population has dropped by about 24 percent since 2008, according to new survey numbers released Tuesday by the state Department of Natural Resources, writes MPR News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar. The new numbers likely mean fewer wolves will be allowed to be killed during the next hunting season this fall and winter, said Read more

With help from a WikiLeaks lawyer, the young American who admits he leaked information about National Security Agency surveillance programs has now asked more than 20 nations to give him asylum. But as NPR’s Jean Cochran said early Tuesday on the network’s newscast, Edward Snowden’s chances of getting asylum from any nation in Europe “do Read more

The new Gorilla Forest exhibit at Como zoo opens today and will be home to seven gorillas, six of which are new to the zoo. The $11 million redesign includes what is said to be the largest all-mesh enclosure in North America. The changes to the exhibit exceed the requirements for holding, exhibiting and managing Read more

“Scientists in Siberia say they’ve extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included well-preserved muscle tissue, must be studied further to know Read more