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To Intervene Or Not To Intervene? That Is The Future Climate Question

Monday, April 5, 2021
Image of carbon emissions from smoke stack over field

Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth…

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MSU Students Earn National STEM Scholarships

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Two Michigan State University undergraduate students have been named recipients of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. MSU has produced 49 Goldwater Scholars. MSU’s Goldwater Scholars are:…

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Thomson, PhD Student, Awarded NRT-Impacts Fellowship

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Wild Type Arabidopsis Plants

Joanne Thomson, a Ph.D. student in the lab of MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Federica Brandizzi, is a recipient of a 2021 NRT-IMPACTS (NRT) fellowship. The NRT program at Michigan State University…

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Reading Between the Diamonds

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Close up image of diamond

MSU scientists expand deep carbon story. The high temperatures and pressures of the Earth’s mantle forge carbon-rich minerals known as carbonates into diamond. But less is known about…

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MSU Scientists One Million ‘Hops’ Closer to Ending a Disease Endemic in Cattle

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A cow licking her calf in the field.

Many people have never heard of Brucellosis, but farmers and ranchers in the United States forced to cull animals that test positive for the disease and people infected…

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Can Crops Become More Efficient?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Photo of a head of wheat in the field.

Michigan State, Eastern Michigan researchers have won a grant to probe a natural process that saps plants’ productivity. Plants were evolving for hundreds of millions of years before…

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Bernstein Receives Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Alison Bernstein

Alison Bernstein, a College of Human Medicine assistant professor of Translational Neuroscience, has received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences….

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New IceCube Detection Proves 60-Year-Old Theory

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Northern Lights

On December 6, 2016, a high-energy particle called an electron antineutrino was hurtling through space at nearly the speed of light. Normally, the ghostly particle would zip right…

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Litchman Receives Hutchinson Award for Scientific Excellence in Aquatic Ecology

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Foamy water on a beach

Elena Litchman, professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University, is the recipient of the 2021 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and…

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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Up close image of cracked soil due to lack of water.

A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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