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Extroversion is More Than a Trait, It’s an Adaptive Tool

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Researchers from Michigan State University have discovered two insights related to extroversion and personality beliefs that can influence behavior and well-being. Jason Huang, an associate professor in the MSU School of Human Resources and…

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Counterfeit Products And COVID-19

Friday, December 18, 2020
N 95 Face masks

Jay Kennedy is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice with a joint appointment in the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection. Much of Kennedy’s research in the anti-counterfeiting…

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Why Kids Hack: Understanding And Mitigating Risk Factors

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

With a computer in almost every household and a cell phone in almost every pocket, it’s easier than ever for kids and teenagers to learn how to hack….

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Newest Phase of Massive Slavery Database Welcomes Public Contribution

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Michigan State University’s searchable database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants — Enslaved.org — is launching a second phase that will accept contributions…

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Study Identifies Countries And States With Greatest Age Biases

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Elders are more respected in Japan and China and not so much in more individualistic nations like the United States and Germany say Michigan State University researchers who…

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The Science Of The Season

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers are helping keep the holiday season green and fragrant by dedicating their expertise year-round to Michigan’s flourishing Christmas tree and chestnut industries. Chestnuts Roasting…

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KnowWhereGraph: Enriching Cross-Domain Knowledge Graphs Using Spatially-Explicit AI Technologies

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Matrix:Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of researchers who have received…

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MSU Researchers Discover ‘Missing’ Piece Of Hawaii’s Formation

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Hawaiian Islands with graphic of mantle underneath

An oceanic plateau has been observed for the first time in Earth’s lower mantle, 800 kilometers deep underneath Eastern Siberia, pushing Hawaii’s birthplace back to 100 million years, says a Michigan State University geophysicist. The discovery came…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Communities More At-Risk For Dementia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Research advances public awareness for transgender community

Lesbian, gay and bisexual — or LGB — people are more vulnerable to one of the fastest-growing health concerns in the country, dementia, according to new research from…

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How Teachers And Families Can Support Science Learning at Home

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Early Intervention, Coaching Model

For many children, a love for learning starts before their first day of kindergarten – and an interest in science is no exception. However, for many children, barriers…

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