A small company is gambling that a new line of scientific research could lead to development of a breakthrough alternative energy. In Pine River, the campus of the Hunt Utilities Group sits on 70-acres dotted with an eclectic mix of experimental buildings designed to promote sustainable living. Researchers here are focused on a theoretical energy source once commonly known as “cold fusion.”

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Photographer Jeffrey Thompson takes us behind the scenes of a Mayo Clinic research lab.

A new Mayo Clinic scanning technique is helping doctors detect recurring prostate cancers months or even years earlier than before. Read the full story from reporter Lorna Benson.

Those dark blobs? That’s what a penguin colony looks like from space!

Thanks to satellite technology, researchers from the University of Minnesota have shown that there are twice as many emperor penguins in the Antarctic than scientists previously thought.

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