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When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monarch Butterflies

Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline – winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest. New research…

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MSU Mathematician Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Monday, March 18, 2019
Mathematics

Kristen Hendricks, a Michigan State University assistant professor of mathematics in the College of Natural Science, is one of 20 researchers who received a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research…

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Neutrino Hunting in the Antarctic

Friday, March 15, 2019

Darren Grant, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, discusses neutrinos, also known as ghost particles, and the active research being conducted at the IceCube Observatory…

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Understanding and Controlling the Molecule that Made the Universe

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trihydrogen, Molecule, Universe

Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. As published in recent issues of Nature Communications and the Journal of Chemical Physics,…

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Mowing Benefits Monarch Butterflies

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Nate Haan, Butterflies, Monarch

You might think that mowing fields wouldn’t benefit monarch butterfly populations. New research from Michigan State University, however, shows that disturbances like mowing ­– at key times –…

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Bringing New Energy to Physics Education

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Danny Caballero is leading an effort to revolutionize how physics is taught at the college level. The Michigan State University associate professor of physics education and his colleagues…

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The Periodic Table and How It Transforms Our Everyday Lives

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams hosts Saturday Morning Physics talks for the public as part of their Advanced Studies Gateway. In the latest lecture from February 23,…

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Harnessing Synthetic Biology to Co-produce High-value Terpenoid Biomaterials and Biofuel in Plants

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Molecules

Michigan State University scientists have developed synthetic biology tools to co-produce high-value compounds in plants. The study is published today in the journal Nature Communications. Terpenoids form the…

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Predicting The Existence Of Heavy Nuclei Using Machine Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to…

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Machine Learning Unlocks Plants’ Secrets

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Plants

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National…

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