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Choosing Eggs-actly the Right Hen Housing System

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It’s not the “which came first—the chicken or the egg” debate but rather an industry need for information to guide production and purchasing decisions about sustainable laying hens…

Lifting Families Out of Poverty – with Dignity

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

America’s welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study…

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MSU Launches Water Science Network

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More and more, academic institutions are being asked to form and nurture transdisciplinary teams of researchers to address society’s greatest challenges. After creating the Center for Water Sciences…

Making Retail Unit Pricing More Consumer-Friendly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Savvy shoppers will often look at the “per unit” price of an item to figure out if they are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately the…

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MSU a Major Collaborator in New Gamma-Ray Observatory

Monday, March 23, 2015

Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such…

Additives to Biodegrade Plastics Don’t Work

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic…