Steven John Feature Archive

As in most things, even in climate change, there are winners and losers. Emperor penguins in Antarctica are feeling the negative affects of warmer climates, according to research, there some evidence from the University of Minnesota that another penguin species is actually doing better. (04/11/2013)
It's sugar time in Minnesota, with maple sap flowing and being cooked down to delicious syrup around the region. (04/10/2013)
Recipes from from "Modern Maple" by Teresa Marrone. (04/10/2013)
Duluth East High School seems to be developing an international reputation for building really good robots. The school's Daredevils Robotics Team just won the US FIRST Robotics Midwest Regional competition. (04/08/2013)
Anneke Branderhorst, who teaches a course about the holocaust at Calvin Christian High School in Fridley, will receive the Jewish Community Relations Council's Courage to Teach Award for her effort. (04/08/2013)
Another place where influenza can have a huge effect is in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. (01/11/2013)
University of Minnesota physics professor Dan Dahlberg is a also the ringmaster for the Physics Circus. (01/10/2013)
The "Grandma Brigade" is a grassroots politicking effort going on in Minnesota that is feeding up to the national Democratic Party. PRoPublica reporter Lois Beckett speaks with MPR News about the group. (01/09/2013)
Thirty years ago this week the Nuclear Waste Policy Act became law, committing the federal government to finding a permanent storage facility for the nation's nuclear waste. (01/08/2013)
Minnesota's first managed wolf hunting season is under way, and at last check, 69 wolves have been killed since Saturday. (11/06/2012)
Former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner spoke with MPR's Steven John about NextMinnesota, his new organization that promotes centrist candidates in the state. (09/14/2012)
"Popular Science" magazine has named University of Minnesota chemist Christy Haynes to its "Brilliant 10" list. (09/11/2012)
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a University of Minnesota academic department had the right to list the Turkish Council of America's website as a source of unreliable information on the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th Century. (05/04/2012)
The fossil remains of a feathered dinosaur as big as a school bus were recently discovered in China, according to an account in the journal <i>Nature</i>. (04/05/2012)
Members of the state House of Representatives are debating on a proposal to amend the constitution to require voters to show photo identification at polls. (03/21/2012)