Michigan State University

Mobs are, sometimes, good

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it comes to battling for food, mobbing can be beneficial.

dateNov 08, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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When dictators die, stability reigns

A dictator's death rarely leads to regime change, according to a new study that comes as a fifth of the world's authoritarian rulers are at least 70 years old and in various stages of declining health.

dateNov 03, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Wild cat brains: An evolutionary curveball

The brains of wild cats don't necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals, humans and primates, indicates a surprising new study led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist.

dateOct 31, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Bubble nucleus discovered

Research conducted at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University has shed new light on the structure of the nucleus, that tiny congregation of protons and neutrons found at the core of ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in General Physics
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To prescribe or not to prescribe?

Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child's family requests it or if the physician believes in its intangible benefits, such as the ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Creating 3-D hands to keep us safe, increase security

Creating a 3-D replica of someone's hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain recently ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Security
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