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February 22, 2018
The northeastern Montana town of Glasgow, not far from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, pictured above, is - according to an algorithm - just about as far as you can get from anywhere. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
Where is the middle of nowhere? Glasgow, Montana, data says.
February 22, 2018 - 7:59am
February 18, 2018
You can’t miss the Winter Triangle. Face south around 7:30-8 p.m. the next clear night and look up. Three bright stars — Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse — outline the figure. Much like the Summer Triangle of summertime and fall, the Milky Way cuts directly across the triangle. You can see it in the photo as a thicker band of stars. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
ASTRO BOB: The Winter Triangle meets the preposterous monoceros
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again: 'You need to fix this problem for me'
February 17, 2018 - 11:22am
February 16, 2018
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
February 15, 2018
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 12, 2018
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'They ate his body, nearly all of it': Suspected poacher mauled to death, eaten by pride of lions
February 12, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
February 7, 2018
Nicole Persley, center, who grew up in a white farming town in Virginia, didn't realize she is part black until she researched her roots. Family photo
As more people learn of their genetic makeup, unexpected African roots emerge
February 7, 2018 - 1:56pm
A screenshot of SpaceX's livestream of the Tesla Roadster in space after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. Image courtesy of SpaceXplay button
With Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk earns kudos even from competitors
February 7, 2018 - 1:13pm
February 1, 2018
Wikie, a 16-year-old orca that can copy a variety of human sounds on command, in an undated photo provided by Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France. Trainers at Marineland taught Wikie to mimic sounds like “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye” in a study which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. (Marineland via The New York Times)
A 14-year-old killer whale in France has successfully imitated human speech
February 1, 2018 - 11:21am
January 30, 2018
An artist's reconstruction of the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years ago. MUST CREDIT: Andrew McAfee, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Scientists discover 'the Holy Grail of dinosaurs' in Africa
January 30, 2018 - 3:42pm
January 29, 2018
New study links wolf numbers to moose calf survival
January 29, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 26, 2018
A veterinary team at the University of California at Davis sutured tilapia skin onto the paws of bears burned in California's wildfires. Photo courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Two bears were badly burned in wildfires, and fish skin helped heal them
January 26, 2018 - 2:17pm
January 25, 2018
Doomsday Clock just moved: It's now 2 minutes to 'midnight,' the symbolic hour of the apocalypse
January 25, 2018 - 7:56pm
A view from below of Misliya Cave, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel. MUST CREDIT: Handout photo by Mina Weinstein-Evron/Haifa University
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa
January 25, 2018 - 4:17pm