Einstein's theory of special relativity says nothing can move faster than the speed of light, but early research suggests that some subatomic particles actually do. Now scientists are trying to confirm that, and one of the few places on Earth where they can conduct such research is in a high-energy physics lab half a mile underground in the Soudan mine up north.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
U of M study: Dialysis 3 times a week might not be enough
U researchers say cleansing the blood of toxins three times a week may not be enough. Their study found heart attacks and hospitalizations are much higher during the two-day interval between treatments than at other times.
U of M computer scientists find cell phone hackers can track your location
Your cellular network sends messages from their towers to your phone. Hackers - or law enforcement - can use those messages to keep track of where you are. The U of M researchers say they've let cell companies know and have suggested changes.
U of M researchers find flu vaccine less effective than thought
The researchers combed through 31 studies and concluded the flu vaccine is effective for 59 percent of healthy adults. They called that inadequate but still encouraged people to get the shots, saying it's the best protection available.
U of M prof played role in solving Higgs boson puzzle
Roger Rusack, a longtime University of Minnesota physics professor, has been a part of the search for the elusive Higgs boson particle for two decades. He helped design, develop and tweak a critical particle detector within the massive, 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, the world's most powerful particle accelerator. His contribution, the electromagnetic calorimeter, measures the energies of photons.
'U' opens one-of-a-kind neutrino lab
The NOvA far detector building in Orr, Minn., will use a 15,000-ton particle detector to measure the interactions of neutrinos beamed all the way from a lab outside of Chicago. The lab is one of two neutrino detectors that the University operates in northern Minnesota.
U of M expert worries new paper could be a how-to for bioterrorists
Scientists have debated the wisdom of publishing a study that describes how researchers made a deadly virus even more dangerous. The University of Minnesota's Michael Osterholm says the study is an important work but its distribution should have been limited.
U of M chemist is one of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10"
Popular Science pays tribute to ten young researchers whose innovations will change the world. One is University of Minnesota chemist Christy Haynes, who studies platelets. The tiny particles circulate in the bloodstream and regulate clotting. Haynes' team is the first to isolate them for study.
U of M researchers, MnDOT work to develop salt-resistant grass for winter
Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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