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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

Test tubes in science experiment

‘Alternative Facts’ Not Just in Politics and Media

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution. “In everyday life, we recognize that we should think…

Dorinda Carter Andrews and Dorothy Hines-Datiri

Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Friday, February 17, 2017

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new…

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Can Facial Recognition Systems Save Lemurs?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It’s used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and…

Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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MSU and PHYCO2 Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Michigan State University and California-based PHYCO2 are now using wastewater from breweries to produce algae as part of the ongoing partnership to generate clean energy sources. This production…