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Barbara O'Brien

African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…


Fly-Over States Key to Saving Migratory Birds

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists…

Krishnamurthy Jayaraman

MSU’s Jayaraman Gets Funding for Food Packaging Film Idea

Monday, March 6, 2017

Krishnamurthy Jayaraman, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has just received a Tier II Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State…

Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

Josh Prasad and R. Sekhar Chivukula

How to Improve Your Freshman Retention Rate

Friday, March 3, 2017

Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are…

Anil Jain

Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Images of our faces exist in numerous important databases – driver’s license, passport, law enforcement, employment – all to accurately identify us. But can these images continue to…