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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…

Applying Research Agendas to Sport Fishing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

As one of the most highly prized game fish in the Upper Midwest, muskellunge, or muskies, and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing…

Crop Rotation Study Shows Positive Impact on Long-Term Land Sustainability

Monday, June 8, 2015

A study authored by MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences assistant professor Lisa Tiemann, is the first of its kind to show that crop rotations, in…

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Honeybee Parasite Invades by ‘Smelling Like Bees’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees. The Michigan State University-led study, appearing in the…

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MSU Research Celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has designated Friday, June 5, 2015, as World Environment Day, with the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” Every…

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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…