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Invasive algae called 'rock-snot' discovered in several NE Minnesota streams

Scientists are investigating the impact the algae may have on the waterways.

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Science Museum working to choose Minnesota's official state fossil

The museum is also seeking recommendations from the public for a potential state fossil.

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MN scientists discover new species at Lake Superior's Apostle Islands

The new species has a cell wall or shell made of biologically produced glass.

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Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective

It can be stored at a much warmer temperature than Pfizer's vaccine too.

Science Museum of Minnesota gets $1 million 'unrestricted' donation

An anonymous contributor donated the sum to the museum.

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You can see Jupiter and Saturn alongside the moon this month

A meteor shower will also take place this month.

U of M researchers make breakthrough in paralysis treatment

They've been able to restore some function in patients with devastating spinal cord injuries.

MN schools could soon start teaching climate change as human-caused

It's part of the draft science education standards proposed by the state.

Watch: MN trio's machine wows 'America's Got Talent' judges

The team from southern Minnesota spent 300 hours creating a Rube Goldberg machine.

Microplastics found in beer made with Lake Superior water

A University of Minnesota study has identified how pervasive the tiny particles are.

Astronaut, Nobel Prize winners in town to inspire young innovators

They'll speak to thousands of students and researchers.

U of M professor helps discover a huge star

Icarus was discovered thanks to a cosmic quirk.

Heads up: the Geminid meteor shower will peak tonight

Here's how to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year.

Former Viking Fred McNeill was first confirmed case of CTE in a living patient

Fred McNeill played 12 season in MN – and battled ALS during the final years of his life.

Former Viking Fred McNeill was first confirmed case of CTE in a living patient

Fred McNeill played 12 season in MN – and battled ALS during the final years of his life.

Why the Dakota County Sheriff's Office will stop collecting DNA samples from suspects

They still think it's an important crime-fighting tool, but will halt the practice.

Lego's Women of NASA set comes out Nov. 1 – but without this 'Hidden Figures' icon

Lego explains why one of the heroes of 'Hidden Figures' isn't in the final product.

There's a new type of northern lights, and scientists call it Steve

Because what else would you call beautiful streaks of color in the sky?