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Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food Waste


Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is...
21-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$1 Million Grant to Study Whether Prairies Can Help Beehives Keep the Weight on


Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the...
15-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Image Quasiparticles That Could Lead to Faster Circuits, Higher Bandwidths


A research team led by Iowa State University's Zhe Fei has made the first images of half-light, half-matter quasiparticles. The discovery could be an early step to developing nanophotonic circuits that are up to 1 million times faster than current...
7-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Concrete for Taller Wind Turbine Towers Passes Tests, Could Help Expand Wind Energy Nationwide


A research team led by Iowa State's Sri Sritharan has just finished an 18-month, $1 million study of concrete technology for taller wind turbine towers. Sritharan said the taller towers could enable wind energy production in all 50 states.
25-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Emotional Toll From Mass Trauma Can Disrupt Children’s Sense of Competence


Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new Iowa State study, children with higher levels of competence were more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms...
24-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Family History of Alzheimer’s May Alter Metabolic Gene That Increases Risk for Disease

A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
18-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

After Receiving Bad Advice, Bullying Victims Say They Would Give Same Bad Advice to Others


Workplace bullying victims get plenty of advice on how to respond to the situation and make it stop. While well intentioned, much of the advice is impractical or makes the situation worse. Despite the bad advice, most victims said they would tell...
16-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Upends Established Models of Forecasting Coextinction in Complex Ecosystems


Newly published research from ISU scientists shows many species may not be as susceptible to coextinction events as once thought. This new understanding hinges on how dependent individual species are on their mutualist relationships.
15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mosquitoes and Ticks: What You Need to Know This Summer


22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor


A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and...
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Corn and Soybean Markets Up Slightly Going Into Planting Season, According to Economist


21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag Expert Available to Comment as Farmers Begin Planting for US Growing Season


21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students


Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit. They say it's too soon to tell how the changes will impact the economy.
21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor


First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor


Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him...
19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT

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