Elizabeth Shockman is a freelance journalist who lives in the Twin Cities. Previously she worked as a staff member and freelancer, reporting primarily from Moscow and around Russia.
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Dolly was a milestone for cloning — but she didn't survive long. Some of her clone sisters, however, have lived on.
Why certain species of snails are more dangerous than you might think.
How ethical is New Zealand’s plan to save the Kiwi bird? Also, will dogs die as well from the poisons being planned?
The modern-day experiment that’s proving the far-fetched Amazon stories of a 19th century naturalist.
Viggo Mortensen talks acting, politics and his new film, Captain Fantastic.
Taxpayers fund billions of dollars in research every year — research that can wind up hidden away from the public's eyes. Should that change?
The unsung female heroes who made the 1969 moon landing possible — we're guessing you've probably never heard about them
Can you recycle your pizza boxes? Where do all those used plastics go? These and other recycling mysteries, explained.
These scientists are trying to figure out what the health costs of racism are.
If ghosts were real, how would we scientifically describe them?