Scientists chase unicorns because if they could prove the existence of the magical beasts, the world would be a better place.
Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism, finds MSU's quarterly State of the State Survey
Science and Society at State, or S3, a research program that supports scholarship across disciplines at MSU, is funding eight new research teams working on topics as diverse as moths in the K-12 classroom to the use of dance to teach nuclear physics.
Thanks to advanced technology, virtual visitors of Michigan State's campus will get a closer look on Google Street View.
In the last hour I've refilled my water glass, gotten a new box of tissues, eaten an orange, texted with my daughter about her hair, washed my hands, put on hand lotion, read some email, monitored my heart rate and stared at my computer screen - a lot. Yep - I've got a serious case of writer's block. I suppose it's not really accurate to say "writer's block." I know how to write. I haven't forgotten how to put words together. It's probably more accurate to say I've got idea or story block. I'm fresh out of ideas and can't think of a single interesting story to tell.
Novelist Elmore Leonard once said, "I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write." So, here I am. I'm sitting. I'm writing. (I just put more lotion on my hands.) It's crazy to me that I can't think of any good stories, because I'm in the middle of one of the best places on earth to find incredible stories - the MSU campus. There isn't a day that goes by that someone here, or connected to MSU, isn't doing something cool or inspiring that is worthy of being shared with an audience.
Just this morning, it was announced that Mona Hanna-Attisha, assistant professor of pediatrics in the College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center, has been named a member of the governor's Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, assistant professor of pediatrics in the College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center, has been named a member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee.
MSU researchers are testing two at-home, therapeutic approaches to help patients deal with their side effects through a $2.1 million National Institutes of Health grant.
One Friday last September I decided to write an article for MSU Extension News to ask people to report sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug. Native to Asia, BMSB was accidently introduced into the United States sometime before the late 1990s. It was first detected in Pennsylvania in 1996, and by 2006 it had become one of the most important late season orchard pests in Mid-Atlantic States.
Before writing this piece, I had a serious case of writer's block. After spending over two months writing for graduate school admissions and conferences, I thought I had overcome all of my writing obstacles. Reading responses from other Dean's Research Scholars helped me work through the writer's block and reminded me of a personal story with an interesting moral.
Evolutionary biologists often debate on whether sexual selection can lead to new species. Most studies have focused on natural selection or, for the few studies that considered sexual selection, on how picky females select mates and drive evolution.
Bryn Forbes scored 25 points and Denzel Valentine had 19 points and 14 rebounds, leading No. 11 Michigan State over No. 7 Maryland 74-65 Saturday night.
Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
MSU is now accepting applications for the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize.
Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny?
Ronald L. Hendrick will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, Hendrick's appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.
The Council of Graduate Students at MSU is hosting a free public discussion on the Flint water crisis at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 115 of the International Center.
MSU, with support from the MSU Foundation, will honor four faculty members with the designation of MSU Foundation Professor, in recognition of their exceptional contributions to research and instruction.
When MSU advertising instructor Robert Kolt says the 2016 Super Bowl is going to be a good game, he's not talking football. He's talking the commercials that air during the game.
Edward Rosick, associate professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been appointed to lead MSU's Healthy Campus Initiative.
MSU College of Music welcomes the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble for a guest artist concert at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 in MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.