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.
Politics, not severe weather, drive global-warming views
Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people's minds about global warming.
Discovery may make it easier to develop life-saving stem cells
Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of Michigan State University researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells – cells that can potentially save millions ...
Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate
To hunt or not hunt wolves can't be quantified as simply as men vs. women, hunters vs. anti-hunters, Democrats vs. Republicans or city vs. rural.
Tinkering with the Tao of pandas
Good news on the panda front: Turns out they're not quite as delicate - and picky - as thought.
Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ways.
Mining can damage fish habitats far downstream, study shows
Anglers across the nation wondering why luck at their favorite fishing spot seems to have dried up may have a surprising culprit: a mine miles away, even in a different state.
How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?
Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change.
New, fossil-fuel-free process makes biodiesel sustainable
A new fuel-cell concept, developed by an Michigan State University researcher, will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production ...
One firm's loss is another's gain
Good news for savvy businesses: Customers who walk through your doors unhappy with another firm's service can be won back with simple gestures of goodwill.
Understanding of global freshwater fish and fishing too shallow, scientists say
What sounds counter-intuitive to an activity commonly perceived as quiet is the broad recommendation of scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) recommending that small-scale fishing in the world's freshwater bodies ...