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MSU’s Wake Named Dibner Research Fellow

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Naoko Wake

Michigan State University associate professor Naoko Wake has been selected as a Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology in 2018-19. She will spend fall…

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Can Open and Honest Scientists Win Public Trust?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Kevin Elliott

With the increased politicization of science, more and more people continue to be skeptical of research, especially when it comes to hot-button topics such as climate change and…

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Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

Monday, May 8, 2017
John Besley, Aaron McCright, Kevin Elliot and Norbert Kaminski

When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won’t…

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‘Alternative Facts’ Not Just in Politics and Media

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Test tubes in science experiment

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…

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Youth at Risk: A Collaborative Approach to Water Science

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Researchers Sara Fingal and Rebecca Lahr discuss their collaborative project to study the role youth play in environmental crisis and how youth can be empowered as change agents…

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A-Bomb Survivors Tell Stories of Love, Loss, Migration

Friday, May 27, 2016
A-bomb over Nagasaki 1945

Nearly 70 years after the United States bombed Japan in 1945, Michigan State University has acquired the world’s largest collection of interviews with bomb survivors living in North…

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Trying to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gerald Urquhart

A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals,…

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Survey Shows Scientists Value Honesty, Curiosity

Monday, February 15, 2016
Robert Pennock

Michigan State University presented a first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists at the 2016 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C….

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Students Earn MLK Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

Friday, January 22, 2016
Students at Museum Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

The research and creative works of seven Michigan State University students has earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award. The award builds the…

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Speedy Evolution Affects More than One Species

Thursday, October 22, 2015
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.

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…

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