Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 1855 and is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The student body exceeds 40,000 students and includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. MSU's work in technology, science and engineering is ranked high in the USA. MSU's graduate school in nuclear physics was recently named the 2nd highest school of its kind in the U.S. MSU is consistently rated in the Top 100 of public universities and is particularly noted for its high retention rate for undergraduate students.
Scared of crime? Good.
In the past half-century, fear of crime in the United States has fueled "white flight" from big cities, become known as a quality of life issue and prompted scholars and law enforcement experts to address ways of reducing ...
Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.
Bile salts—sea lampreys' newest scent of seduction
Bile salts scream seduction – for sea lampreys, that is. New research at Michigan State University shows that bile salts, secreted from the liver and traditionally associated with digestive functions, are being used as ...
Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints
Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach.
Better scientific policy decisions start with knowing facts from values
When gathering public input on policy questions, scientists can speak with authority about facts, but must remember that everyone is an expert when it comes to values.
Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark
(Phys.org) —Scientists have confirmed the discovery of the first-ever, two-headed bull shark.
Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases
(Phys.org) —In the global war against disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists have long believed that a single molecular door was the key target for insecticide. This door, however, is closing, giving mosquitoes the upper ...
Sea lampreys turning up the heat
(Phys.org) —Male sea lampreys may not be the best-looking creatures swimming in our lakes and streams, but they apparently have something going for them that the ladies may find irresistible.
Americans struggle with science, respect scientists, survey finds
While most Americans could be a bit more knowledgeable in the ways of science, a majority are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs and think highly of scientists.
Facial-recognition technology proves its mettle
(Phys.org) —In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from ...