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Public Debate Could Be Key to Strong Economy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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As it turns out, people who speak their minds loudly and often could be responsible for economic prosperity. That’s according to a new study by Michigan State University…

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Social Media Should Be Used in Disaster Communication

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn’t know it was coming or didn’t know how to…

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Online Gambling Would Benefit from Better Regulation

Monday, June 1, 2015
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The U.S. government’s attempt to crack down on Internet gambling is widely seen as a convoluted mess. Yet, more controlled and defined regulation would likely benefit the $41…

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Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the ‘Digital Divide’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One way to help the elderly cross what’s known as the “digital divide” is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking…

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Online Safety Depends on ‘Users’ Themselves

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it’s up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure. Unfortunately, many…

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Stuttering Linked to Rhythm Perception Deficiency

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Stuttering may be more than a speech problem. For the first time, researchers have found that children who stutter have difficulty…

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Team Science is Better Science

Monday, May 18, 2015
Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy.

A Michigan State University researcher helped write a groundbreaking new report from the National Research Council that concludes scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams – a promising…

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Seven in Ten Take Early Pension Payout

Thursday, May 14, 2015
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As governments and corporations around the world face pension shortfalls, a groundbreaking study in Croatia by a team of U.S. researchers explores the likelihood and circumstances under which…

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Tortoise Approach Works Best – Even for Evolution

Monday, May 11, 2015

When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

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Journalism Class Writes Book About Veterans

Friday, May 1, 2015

At 21 million and counting, veterans are one of the country’s largest cultural groups. They are people who have their own experiences, perspectives and even language. A new…

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