If you put your name on the list for Green Bay Packers season tickets 10 years ago, there’s some good news today, according to ESPN: There are only 60,000 people ahead of you now. Read more →
Archives for May 2016
Melvin Rector, 94, spent considerable time in his post World War II years regretting that he never returned to England, where he was a radioman on several B-17s and a gunner on another — Memphis Belle, perhaps the most famous B-17 in the war.
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Scientists often aren’t very good at explaining their research to people who aren’t scientists. But here’s some effective communicating of great science by some pretty great kids. Read more →
If you’re looking for signs of progress in Afghanistan, a country infamous for its trampling of women, this is as good as any. Read more →
Want to see what courage looks like? This is what courage looks like. It’s Morgan Hubbard of West Des Moines, sharing her story of her journey with depression. She graduates from high school today. Read more →
Life can be awfully good when you’re a cute kid. Read more →
It’s handy that the University of Minnesota is a research institution. Maybe someone can examine what goes on in the mind of some people in prominent positions in the university’s athletics department sometime. Read more →
In a state that is head-over-heels in love with beer and considers it a key ingredient of economic development, Crow Wing County is standing out for its willingness to oppose a beer garden at its county fair. Read more →
What makes neurology so exciting? These small amounts of research and a neuroscientist who wonders ‘what if?’ Read more →
Two Syrian refugees refused to shake the hand of their teacher. That’s when authorities made a federal case out of it. Read more →
In a boost to the stereotype that Twitter is only good for posting pictures of what you’ve had for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times says he’s absorbed social media scorn for having an unsliced banana with his meal in Minneapolis. Read more →
Can a white guy lead the Minneapolis school system?
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If you drive around with a penny in your mouth, you’re probably too drunk to drive. And you’re probably not a science major. Read more →
Devil’s Kettle Falls, about 20 minutes east of Grand Marais, draws visitors far and wide for its unique mystery: half the river disappears into a hole (kettle) and no one knows where all that water goes. Read more →
NPR again pushed back today against an Associated Press story last week that strongly suggested a pro-peace, anti-nuke group in favor of the Iran nuclear treaty gained influence in NPR reporting through a grant to the news organization.
The Ploughshares Fund gave NPR $100,000 last year to fund its coverage of the treaty negotiations and subsequent deal. Read more →