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AmberBeth VanNingen / MINNESOTA DNR

FYI on SNAs: On Sugarloaf Point near Little Marais, a rugged shoreline testifies to basalt lava flows dating more than 1 billion years ago. On part of Minnesota Point in Duluth, red and white pines 150 to 270 years old dominate a unique nearly forgo Read more

Minnesota

Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area – 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometres) – and holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. Read more

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Engineering Better Health

Courtesy Michigan Tech

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Research coming out of Michigan Tech could create medical wonders, and highlighted here are a few of those innovations. Read more

Health/Wellness

Dem Bones

Courtesy Paleo-DNA Lab Lakehead University

The team at Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory never knows what questions might come over the transom. They've traced ethnic lineage back to ancient times, they've done paternity testing – and then there are the gruesome cases. Read more

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Lake Superior Geology

Susan Robinson

When geologists look at Lake Superior, we see the beauty and drama, but also clues to exciting geological events of the past, a unique history that speaks of fire and ice. Read more

Natural World

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