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MSU Research Celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has designated Friday, June 5, 2015, as World Environment Day, with the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” Every…

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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…

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Online Gambling Would Benefit from Better Regulation

Monday, June 1, 2015
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The U.S. government’s attempt to crack down on Internet gambling is widely seen as a convoluted mess. Yet, more controlled and defined regulation would likely benefit the $41…

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Michigan’s University Research Corridor: Talent for a Global Economy

Thursday, May 28, 2015
URC Talent Report cover photo showing two researchers

Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan’s economy into the future, a new report confirms. With…

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Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the ‘Digital Divide’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One way to help the elderly cross what’s known as the “digital divide” is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
supermassive black hole

Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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Online Safety Depends on ‘Users’ Themselves

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it’s up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure. Unfortunately, many…

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Stuttering Linked to Rhythm Perception Deficiency

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Stuttering may be more than a speech problem. For the first time, researchers have found that children who stutter have difficulty…

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Team Science is Better Science

Monday, May 18, 2015
Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy.

A Michigan State University researcher helped write a groundbreaking new report from the National Research Council that concludes scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams – a promising…

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DeYoung Pioneers Computational Neutrino Models

Friday, May 15, 2015

Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung, Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research in particle astrophysics – the observation of high energy particles from space, with the twin goals of…

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