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Crime report for Jan. 27
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Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
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Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Jim Hightower: Finally, some common sense on medical marijuana
Bob Franken: Pete and the pope
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Steve and Cokie Roberts: The right to be ordinary
October 4, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Drunk without a drink?
Many people make their own wine or beer at home. But imagine if you could make beer or wine in your gut. No need to visit the liquor store, the local bar or equip a home brewery. Could this actually happen? A recent report by clinicians from Texas suggests it could. They describe...
October 4, 2013 - 7:02pm
September 20, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Pregnancy tests, fungus and dead frogs
Pregnancy tests have changed substantially over the years. The current tests use an antibody to detect a hormone in the urine found only in pregnant women. This test is simple, quick and quite accurate. But earlier pregnancy tests weren’t quite as simple. One of the original...
September 20, 2013 - 6:15pm
August 30, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: The bomb on our brains
It has been an article of faith that the adult human brain is fated to get worse with age. Conventional wisdom is that adults do not develop new nerve cells, and, as the old ones wear out, our mental function continues to go downhill. However, the evidence about whether or not...
August 30, 2013 - 7:15pm
August 15, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Mind your microbes when you take your medicine
One-size-fits-all gloves work well for most people, but for some, these gloves are either too tight or too loose. In much the same way, standard doses of medicine work well for most people. Yet there are some individuals who, on standard doses of drugs, don't get enough medicine to...
August 15, 2013 - 6:33pm
July 25, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: When sugar tastes bitter, or how cockroaches avoid poison
BEMIDJI -- My wife is not a fan of cockroaches. In fact, the words loath or disgust most closely describe her reaction to these six-legged scavengers. Even the fact our youngest child's first word was "ant" as he pointed at a cockroach crawling under a kitchen counter in our apartment...
July 25, 2013 - 1:28pm
June 28, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: One bad habit that may be good for baby
Babies seem to have an uncanny knack of putting disgusting things in their mouths, whether a “gift” left behind by an animal, used chewing gum or a previously used facial tissue. Some parents may be setting an example for their babies by “cleaning” their child’s pacifier...
June 28, 2013 - 8:34pm
June 14, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking news about the flowers and the bees
Flowers are “sensory billboards” according to a recent article in Science magazine. Flowers vie for the attention of bees using a variety of strategies to help ensure their pollination. Strong, pleasing odors are one example. Bright colors are another. Flowers also produce...
June 14, 2013 - 4:17pm
May 17, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Fruit flies — the little insects that buzz around our bananas in the kitchen during the summer — have to worry about more than how to find enough to eat in our homes. These small insects face attacks from a variety of pathogens and parasites, and they have developed strategies...
May 17, 2013 - 4:35pm
May 10, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Plants benefit from giving bees their cup of morning Joe
Certain plants, including coffee and citrus plants, produce high levels of caffeine. It costs the plant a good deal of energy to make these compounds, and consequently, there must be some strong pressure on the plant to make caffeine. In most cases, the reason appears to be toxicity-...
May 10, 2013 - 5:56pm
May 3, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: How permanent is permafrost?
About one-quarter of land in the Northern Hemisphere is permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, located primarily in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. In areas with permafrost, buildings are carefully constructed to prevent the ground from thawing. Otherwise, the soil will turn to mush...
May 3, 2013 - 7:20pm