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Expert Alert

Expert Alert: Finding the perfect winter coat

With weather cooling down significantly and annual sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching fast, many Minnesotans are in the market for a new, high quality winter coat. 

Parent and child wearing a costume walking in a residential neighborhood.
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Talking Halloween safety with U of M

The spookiest night of the year is almost here. While most are hoping for treats instead of tricks, there are important safety considerations to keep in mind before heading out for the evening. 

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A sweeter side of algae

Researchers examine sugar-producing algae and its potential as a more sustainable and beneficial sugar crop.

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Talking bullying in school with U of M

Marguerite Ohrtman, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares her expert comment on how bullying affects students, and how schools can work to prevent during National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Talking invasive buckthorn management with U of M

Late fall is often an ideal time to remove invasive buckthorn species, which have spread widely across Minnesota. Buckthorn outcompetes native plants, suppresses the growth of canopy tree seedlings and reduces habitat quality for wildlife.

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The changing face of Miss Minnesota

At about the same time she was accepted into law school, Rachel Evangelisto became the first Native American to win the Miss Minnesota pageant. She shares some of her experiences and her lofty plans for the future.

News Release

MN researchers to receive $10 million for development of disease-resistant grapes

A University of Minnesota-led team of researchers received the first round of funding from a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on their work with VitisGen2, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on cultivating disease-resistant grapes that can be grown sustainably with reduced pesticide and fossil fuel use. 

James Luby, left, and David Bedford

An apple a day … the scientific way

For decades, University of Minnesota apple breeders have been pioneering innovative new varieties—think Honeycrisp—that have become hits both in the state and around the world.


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News Release

U of M leading $1 million grant to build superfast ‘TURBO’ telescopes

A team led by University of Minnesota researchers and undergraduate students is constructing two sets of extremely fast telescopes that will enable more detailed studying of gravitational waves and light created by colliding black holes and neutron stars. The telescopes will be able to scan the sky more than 10 times faster than the average telescope.