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Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of solar system

Solar system

This supernova left forensic evidence in meteorites that formed at the birth of our solar system.

Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural MN

Wind Solar maps

U's Energy Transition Lab report measures the impact of federal and state policies to expand renewable energy

New discovery could help oral medicines work better


University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company file patent on research

Researchers invent ‘perfect’ soap molecule

soap bubbles

Molecule is better for the environment, cleans in all conditions and could impact cleaning products industry.

U of M receives major U.S. Department of Energy grant

Photo of CSE researchers Chubukov, Jalan, Leighton, Greven, and Fernandes

Research could improve important technologies such as data storage and power generation.

Scholars team up to show forest biodiversity is green in more ways than one


A team of scholars from 90 institutions in 44 countries show that biodiversity provides enormous economic benefits. 

New angle on Alzheimer’s disease

An artist’s rendering of neurons

New research suggests that blocking a particular enzyme could help restore memory deficits.

Temperature variations affect catches from marine fisheries

fish market

Diversified harvests help keep food supplies sufficient, U of M-led study says.

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen

Reuben Harris

Researchers discovered a protein found naturally in cells is responsible resistance to treatment in breast cancer. 

Bell Museum seeking resident artists to interpret science

Photo of a Bell Museum of Natural History exhibit

Now accepting Resident Artist Research Project applications through November 20, 2016

Globalization hasn’t affected what we grow and eat as much as you think

A rye cover crop in the field

UMN study finds the impact of globalization is less than expected when it comes to food we grow and eat. 

Minnesota Water Resources Conference set for October 18-19

A man and child peer off of a dock and into a body of water.

Wetlands, drainage and lessons learned from the Flint water crisis leads 2016 Minnesota Water Resources Conference