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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
panda

Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash – a decent amount of it – goes a long way….

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International Team of Scientists Find New Bird Species

Thursday, January 21, 2016
himalayan-forest-thrush

A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and…

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How Monetary Incentives Impact Social Norms

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sanjiangyuan

Maria Lapinski, a communication scientist in the Department of Communication, and John Kerr, a researcher with a focus on economics from the Department of Community Sustainability, are studying…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016
Spartan Ideas bloggers

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…

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Nine MSU Students Awarded Fulbright Grants

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded funding to two MSU doctoral students to support their research under the fiscal year 2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. Earlier…

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Mechanical Engineers Provide Pedal-Power Threshing for Guatemala

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pedal-Power Threshing Machine

Beginning with an age-old agricultural practice of threshing, which separates bean seeds from their pods, four mechanical engineering students added a new twist: pedal power. Designed as a…

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MSU’s Gore Studies Global Animal Trafficking

Monday, November 23, 2015
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Despite his adorable appearance, Julius is not your normal household pet. A sulcata tortoise, he will grow to weigh nearly 200 pounds and measure approximately 3 feet in…

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MSU Receives $18.5M in USAID to ‘Feed’ Nigeria’s, Sengal’s Futures

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Nigerian women and baby

Michigan State University will use two grants, awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and totaling more than $18 million, to support two African nations as they…

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MSU’s Taylor Awarded $500,000 for Malawi Malaria Study

Friday, November 6, 2015

Terrie E. Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the…

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100-Year-Old Drug-Use Stats Could Impact Today’s Policies

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Conducting an economic analysis of drug use is a particularly difficult endeavor, but for Michigan State University professor and economist Siddharth Chandra, it just meant taking a look…

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