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Perennial Biofuel Crops’ Water Consumption Similar to Corn

Monday, July 6, 2015

Converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water…

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Fewer Galaxies Than Initially Thought

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Over the years,…

Fingerprints Remain Accurate Over Time

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers,…

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Social Networking Can Aid Complex Learning

Monday, June 29, 2015

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study,…

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Making a Better Semiconductor

Friday, June 26, 2015

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists…

Justice System Chips Away at Women’s Rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a…