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Twilight over the BICEP2 microwave telescope at the South Pole.

When gravity rocked the universe

From a telescope at the South Pole, researchers find concrete evidence of the early universe’s incredible expansion

4 weeks ago

University of Minnesota Statement Following Overnight Activity in Dinkytown

The following statement was issued today by Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young in response to overnight activity in Dinkytown.

2 days ago

Little boy and German shepherd puppy on grass.

Dogs teach medical science new tricks

New treatments that help dogs with cancer also help people.

2 weeks ago

Health Sciences

University of Minnesota-led research has found an 18-month long program aimed at reducing risk for teen pregnancy continues to increase contraceptive use thereby reducing risk for teen pregnancy at the 30-month assessment mark, one year after participants completed the program.

6 days ago

Groundbreaking nationwide study finds that people of color live in neighborhoods with more air pollution than whites

A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of Minnesota found that on average nationally, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) outdoor air pollution compared to white people.

4 days ago

U of M Extension releases info series on 2014 farm bill 

A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 – the farm bill – is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation. University of Minnesota Extension economist Kent Olson prepared the six-part series, which emphasizes changes in programs and rules affecting crop commodities.

16 hours ago

UMN in the News

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