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Russell Johnson

Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Monday, October 2, 2017

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State…

David Lowry, assistant professor of plant biology, poses next to a switchgrass plant on Tuesday July 18, 2017.

$1.1M DOE Grant to Improve Switchgrass for Biofuel

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Just as sequencing the human genome has netted major health and medical benefits, switchgrass genomics will pay dividends through the development of advanced liquid biofuels. Researchers at Michigan…

T.B. Simon Power Plant

MSU Researchers to Use Algae to Reduce Power Plant Emissions

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by a $1…

Hope Gerde

Pre-School Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global…

Robert Last

Study Finds How Plants are Damaged by Extreme Sunlight

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scientists have an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mechanisms that ensure efficient photosynthesis under laboratory-controlled light conditions. But less is known about the regulation of photosynthesis when plants experience…

MSU’s Jain Creates ‘Spoof’ Finger to Test Security

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Do you know how safe it is to use your finger as a security login? And have you wondered how your cell phone knows if your finger is…