Science

Solar Eclipse Will be Visible in Montana This Weekend
When it comes to astronomical events, it seems like I’m always a day late and a dollar short.
Over the years, I’ve missed comets, meteor showers and the Northern Lights, and although I recall seeing a shooting star once when I was a kid, I’m now fairly certain that it was actually j…
Couple Spends Six Figures to Clone Dead Dog
Losing a loved one is never easy. Some of us would pay top dollar to get back a child, a significant other, or a best friend that left us too soon. But what about a dog?
Money is no issue for Edgar and Nina Otto who lost their 11-year-old Golden Labrador, Sir Lancelot, to cancer four years ago. So, h…
Why Are So Many of Us Right-Handed?
If you’re left-handed, you know how tough it is to live in a right-handed world. Now scientists have discovered why so many of us are right-hand dominant:.
The answer may surprise you.
When Do We Really Reach Adulthood?
People are considered “adults” when they turn 18, and given all the rights and responsibilities therein. But new research indicates our brains don’t reach adulthood until we’re much older — and ignoring that could be damaging to young people.
Science Brings Brazil and UM Together
Brazil's "Science Without Borders" project will send 11 Brazilian undergrads to Missoula this spring. The program is designed to help Brazil develop in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through international study. Because of the program's focus, the n…
State Says Most Schools Meet Federal Standard
Montana education officials say about three-quarters of Montana's schools are meeting the federal education requirements for yearly progress.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says Montana students and teachers have been working very hard to improve test scores in reading, math …