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Pigeon Pea, White Yam: Ghana’s Perfect Crop Combo

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana’s smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third…

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Physicians with Increased Stress Make More Mistakes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The more stress an emergency room physician experienced, the more likely he or she was to make a minor mistake, also known as a “near miss” among hospital…

Varroa mites on bees

MSU Researcher Finds Bees’ Enemy Has Genetic Weakness

Monday, August 14, 2017

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in…

Ron Kinnunen

Aquaculture: A Local Sustainable Food Source

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Despite its close proximity to the Great Lakes, which contain more than 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, Michigan imports 90 percent of its seafood. In…

Allison Eden, assistant professor of Communication, poses in a computer lab on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Why is Facebook so Hard to Resist?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication….

diagram of Earth's core

Puzzling Pockets of Rock Deep in Earth’s Mantle

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Michigan State University and Arizona State University geoscientists have used computer modeling to find an explanation for how pockets of mushy rock have accumulated at the boundary between…