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Researcher Natalie Phillips

Honoring Literary Neuroscience

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natalie Phillips, assistant professor of English at Michigan State University, has been awarded a Digital Innovation Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies.One of only seven scholars…

New Common Core Tool for Teachers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of…

Workplace Negativity Can Hurt Productivity

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to…

Combine plowing soybean field

Worldwide, the Nitrogen Cycle is Off

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These…

The Faciloscope’s Goal: Everything in Moderation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Have you ever participated in a vibrant online discussion, only to see it hijacked by a user or users bent on going off issue, venting, and/or name-calling? Well,…

Professor Amos Ziegler with his cell phone and app for tracking invasive species

Tracking Invasives? There’s an App for That

Friday, February 20, 2015

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart…