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Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center, helps students work with data. Mead is an evolutionary biologist, a researcher and an educator. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Schultheis.

MSU Awarded $1M to Study Science Education Project

Thursday, October 22, 2015

“Data Nuggets rock, and now we can investigate how and why,” said Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a…

A female (shown) and male species of fruit fly commonly known as the apple maggot on a hawthorn leaf. Researchers, including an MSU entomologist, found that as the insect evolved due to changing mating and egg-laying habits, it brought changes in other species, especially a wasp that preys upon the fruit fly. Photo courtesy of James Smith, Lyman Briggs College.

Speedy Evolution Affects More than One Species

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The concept that biodiversity feeds upon itself is not uncommon in the world of evolution. The problem is a lack of hard data that shows this process to…

Cliff Haka with MSU Library's Rovi Media Collection

Largest U.S. Media Collection Now Housed at Michigan State

Monday, October 19, 2015

Michigan State University has just received a rare collection of more than 850,000 movies, CDs and videogames – the largest media collection held by a library in the…

MSU Scholars Challenge Higher Ed to Reform STEM Teaching

Friday, October 16, 2015

America’s colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in…

MSU Researchers Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Michigan State University researchers are working…

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MSU to Expand Diamond-‘Growing’ Lab

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A laboratory housed at Michigan State University that literally grows diamonds, gems that are not used for jewelry but rather for industrial purposes, is expanding thanks to a…