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Researchers uncover the farthest star ever seen

Icarus star

University of Minnesota professor led the international research team

UMN School of Public Health researcher awarded $6.5M from NIH

children eating

Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer will study eating and weight-related problems in adolescents and young adults.

Farm Incomes Take Another Dip in 2017

MN map of farm income

Bumper crops, spotty upticks in earnings were not enough to save MN farming from the fifth year of thin profits.

U of M to host national conference on challenges and solutions for research integrity

A microscope

“Research Integrity and Trustworthy Science” will be held at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, March 8, 2018. 

Research Brief: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate

Cows in dry field.

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing land.

U of M crowdsourcing project transcribes Supreme Court justices’ handwritten notes

handwritten note

Transcriptions provide unprecedented access to the justices' conversations.

Evaluating conservation efforts in Africa one “Snapshot” at a time

Animals, including lions, caught on camera through the SnapshotSafari project.

The University of Minnesota Lion Center launched a new citizen science project today called SnapshotSafari.

Parks proud

Jennifer Ringold standing in front of a Minneapolis lake and the city's skyline

Helping build on Minneapolis parks’ reputation for excellence is all in a day’s work for Jennifer Ringold.

UMN study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

Wetlands

Wetlands are five times more efficient at reducing harmful nitrate compared to land-based conservation practices.

Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

wild rice man in front of boat

Sulfate from human activity can transform into toxic sulfide and increase harmful elements including mercury in fish.

A climatologist for the people

Mark Seeley

After 40 years of connecting with Minnesotans around their favorite topic, Mark Seeley is retiring in February.

Seeing Alzheimer’s disease

Bob Vince and Swati More with their modified camera.

U researchers detect early signs of the disease in the retina.

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