Category Archives: Minnesota

Chimps Need No Help for Violence

Whoever wrote the script for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should have done some more homework. The primary antagonist of the film is Koba, a scarred bonobo who holds a grudge against humans for his mistreatment. The only … Continue reading

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Saving the World $1 Trillion on Climate Change (or Not)

Don’t feel like eating crops that have been genetically altered in a laboratory to produce more food? Think we have a moral obligation to stop others from eating such “unnatural” products around the world? Well, then you’d better get ready … Continue reading

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Big Ten Still Big in Research and Development

It’s time once again to revisit why the hell I’d choose the Big Ten as the conference to follow for science and research stories. Besides the obvious reasons that I’m from Ohio, went to Ohio State and Indiana, and worked … Continue reading

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From Weed to Wonderplant

A potential boon for both agriculture and the environment has been hiding right under the noses of Golden Gophers across the great white north. Sort of like suddenly realizing dandelions could revolutionize the way midesterners grow corn, a common member … Continue reading

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Blame Not the City for Your Shitty Commute

We’ve all heard about the horror stories of living and working in the big city. Places like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago have a bitch of a commute. People drive for hours to get to their place of employment, … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Nature; Evolving New Proteins

A few days ago, I wrote about a study showing that it’s a-okay to give flu shots to children with egg allergies, which was actually up for debate since vaccines are typically produced in chicken eggs. I also mentioned that … Continue reading

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More Bang For Your Buck

So I just thought I’d bring up another plus about Big Ten schools today. Besides most all of them being in the top 50 in research expenditures every year, they’re also overwhelmingly state schools. Which means their cheap. Don’t believe … Continue reading

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