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The Texas butterfly effect

June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
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June 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
Last week my husband invited me to lunch at the Peanut Barrel in downtown East Lansing. If you've ever sat outside at the PB on a lovely summer day, you know you don't turn that down. (Fun fact: I had a creative writing final there when I was a student. We acted out plays we had written.) Little did I know just how fantastic lunch would be. While we were perusing the menu, all of a sudden, my brilliant daughter appeared. What the what? She was supposed to be on set in New York City. Yet there she was, hugging me and wishing me a happy birthday. It's tough to get a surprise over on me, but they pulled it off so I could celebrate with my proudest and most precious accomplishment. It was an incredible surprise. Surprises. They come in all forms. Sometimes they're really special - like my daughter appearing. Sometimes they're not great - like the wind out of nowhere that threatened the wrap dress I was wearing yesterday. Sometimes they're just plain strange - like the appearance of a semi-truck in my backyard when I got home. (My neighbor is building a basketball court.) Sometimes surprises turn into major discoveries - like penicillin, x-rays, pacemakers and chocolate chip cookies.
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Christie Bahlai: Passive crowdsourcing

June 8, 2016 - 1:28pm
A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for a project about native plants, and noticed that some pictures of flowers he looked at frequently captured insect visits. He got to wondering- do the bees we occasionally observe in this sort of photo have...meaning?
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MSU teams up to honor veterans

June 8, 2016 - 12:39pm
MSU teamed up with Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to house 63 veterans visiting Washington D.C. to see the national war memorials dedicated to their service.
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MSU celebrates arrival of new supercomputer

June 8, 2016 - 11:11am
MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, or iCER, is set to introduce its newest supercomputing resource for campus use at a Cluster Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. June 10. At the event, iCER will celebrate the launch of three new hybrid clusters in the High Performance Computing Center's supercomputing system.
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Energy-saving devices work - if you use them correctly

June 8, 2016 - 10:51am
A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.
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Competitive schedule awaits Spartans in 2016

June 8, 2016 - 10:49am
Florida headlines 2015 NCAA Tournament teams on MSU schedule.
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Denzel Valentine, Gary Harris named to 2016 USA Basketball Select Team

June 8, 2016 - 10:45am
Valentine is just one of five players among the 25 participants to have played college basketball last year.
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