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MSU Researchers Lead Efforts to Thwart Invasive Fruit Pest

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A tiny vinegar fly from eastern Asia called spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is fast becoming one of the most intensively studied insects at Michigan State University (MSU). That’s…

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Combining Observation Tools Brings New Insights

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Researchers at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability have found a way to combine two powerful observation systems to better track the health and future of biodiversity as…

Charles Ballard

Michiganders Remain Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism. Michigan State University’s…

Chris Hopwood

Women More Sensitive to Irksome Behavior Than Men

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn’t mean they like putting up with jerks. A new study led by a Michigan State University psychology professor suggests…

Maren Friesen

Mysterious Bacteria Cannot Fix Its Own Nitrogen After All

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, has found that an elusive bacteria, known as Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus, does not in fact have the exceptional properties that some scientists had hoped….

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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016

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….