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The Psychology of Screen Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The average American spends up to six hours a day with some sort of screen media, but little is known about how that exposure and interaction affects users….

Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth’s deep carbon

Microbes May Act as Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two years ago, a team of scientists, including Michigan State University geomicrobiologist Matt Schrenk, visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes…

Seed microbiome may hold uncommon ability to benefit next generation of plants

Seed Microbiome May Hold Uncommon Ability to Benefit Next Generation of Plants

Monday, June 10, 2019

At the conclusion of a pilot study for Michigan State University’s Plant Resilience Institute, or PRI, microbial ecologist Ashley Shade had a hunch that started a chain reaction…

Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution

Switchgrass Hybrid Yields Insights into Plant Evolution

Monday, June 10, 2019

Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than typical annual crops like corn,…


Conquer Accelerator Startup Program Launches Fourth Season

Friday, June 7, 2019

Five startup teams will have the opportunity to take their business ventures to the next level with the Conquer Accelerator, which launched its 10-week-long program today. Designed for…

MSU Increasing Number of STEM graduates

How MSU is Increasing the Number of STEM Graduates

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As a first-year student, Jessica Kwalli didn’t score well on her math placement exam, which meant she had to take the lowest level math course. This was a…