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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.

More than 30,000 school kids will be on the U of M campus to learn about science

Energy and U at the University of Minnesota. Shows fire-related experiment.

Flames, explosions, and scientists dropping 20 feet through the air are just a few of the exciting demos kids will see.

Study: High-stakes tests a likely factor in STEM performance gap

Students in lab

Findings suggest changing how instructors assess students could help close the achievement gap in some STEM courses.

Cancer fighter from Cameroon

Christian Njatcha in his lab.

Graduate student Christian Njatcha came all the way from Cameroon to fight cancer.

Study: Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive

A microscope

Microbes that “grow up” in lakes with excess nutrients are less able to absorb added nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon.

Researchers 3D print lifelike artificial organ models

prostate model

Organ models could improve surgical outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

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