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January 18, 2018
Graph courtesy of Duluth News Tribune.
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
16 hours 35 min ago
January 16, 2018
Pump failure causes huge saltwater spill in northern ND, but dikes hold
January 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
Produced water spill at UND research center leaks 6,300 gallons in western ND
January 16, 2018 - 5:08pm
January 12, 2018
ND hospital restricts visitors due to flu virus
January 12, 2018 - 2:57pm
December 29, 2017
Mountain lion hunting season closes in western ND
December 29, 2017 - 12:47pm
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 21, 2017
Juan Cabanela is a professor of physics and astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead and spends many hours working in the dark. David Samson / The Forum
Embracing the dark: Some jobs don’t see much daylight, winter solstice or not
December 21, 2017 - 5:55am
December 17, 2017
Dave Nehring, owner of Habitat Unlimited in Bismarck, kneels on Thursday, Dec. 14, in a privately owned plot of land filled with cedar and juniper trees planted in 2014 for one of the Outdoor Heritage Fund tree planting projects to increase wildlife habitat southeast of McKenzie. He is now a consultant for a new tree planting project with the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
Planting for the Future project will add 55,000 trees in North Dakota
December 17, 2017 - 7:03pm
An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
December 17, 2017 - 11:15am
December 15, 2017
Bird count set for Wednesday in Icelandic State Park
December 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
December 10, 2017
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that appear warped by the effect of gravitational lensing. This giant arc-like galaxy is actually behind the huge galaxy cluster MACSJ1206.2-0847, but thanks to the cluster’s gravity, we can see it from Earth.
Behold the cosmic snake
December 10, 2017 - 8:47am
December 3, 2017
The human nose is practically useless for astronomy. Photo illustration by Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
AstroBob: What does a comet smell like?
December 3, 2017 - 8:49am
December 2, 2017
In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo provided by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center is a gigantic deep terra-cotta-colored head that was found recently during an excavation of the buried movie set from the 1923 Cecil B. DeMille epic film “The Ten Commandments,” in Guadalupe, Calif. The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. After the filming DeMille ordered everything buried in the dunes 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles. (Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center via AP)
Sphinx from 90-year-old movie set unearthed in California
December 2, 2017 - 2:44pm
All Season's Garden Center's Scott Kiel checks out a Fraser fir in the Christmas tree section of the local nursery. Kiel says that the Fraser firs are the most popular of the Christmas trees that they sell. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Thin tidings: Christmas tree supply tightening as demand increases
December 2, 2017 - 8:16am
December 1, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Watch: Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster equipment
December 1, 2017 - 8:23am
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