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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 15, 2018
ND flu cases decline for second straight week
February 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
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
Flu cases drop slightly in ND, but too soon to tell if its peaked
February 10, 2018 - 2:29pm
February 9, 2018
Janelle Hakala, a student of the University of North Dakota’s atmospheric sciences program, has been living and working in Antarctica since last fall. Submitted photo.
From North to South: UND grad makes a home in Antarctica
February 9, 2018 - 7:04pm
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 5, 2018
This idyllic landscape is a shared home to Byron Richard's beef cattle and a myriad of wildlife, including elk, deer and antelope, who all share a place in a public-access hunting and wildlife sanctuary. (Iain Woessner/The Dickinson Press)
Wildlife advocate organizations seek cooperation in conservation
February 5, 2018 - 10:02pm
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
Allan Peterson of Horace, N.D., will be getting a chip implanted in his left eye to aid in restoring a measure of his sight that was lost years ago to an eye disease. David Samson / Forum News Service
A second chance at sight: Blind ND man hopes high-tech chip, camera system gives him a measure of sight
January 29, 2018 - 7:35am
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