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No Evidence That Grit Improves Performance, Iowa State Analysis Finds


The significance of grit in improving performance has been greatly overstated, says an Iowa State University psychologist. Marcus Credé and his colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of all prior research on grit and found no evidence that grit is a...
18-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineer Part of Defense Department Study of Spray Behavior, Control


Engineers from across the country -- including Iowa State's Ted Heindel -- will study the prediction and control of sprays as part of a U.S. Department of Defense research initiative. The study could help improve combustion, cooling and 3D printing.
18-May-2016 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Business Prof Says ‘It Pays to Be Paranoid’ to Limit Risk When Acquiring Other Firms


An Iowa State University management professor says corporations need to recognize the threat of competitive retaliation when acquiring another business.By paying attention to the competitive dynamics, firms can make better choices.
17-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Turtles Immune to Old Age? Maybe Not, According to New Iowa State University Research


Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies in the face of what scientists have believed...
13-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Grant Will Help Iowa State University Researchers to Explore Genetics of Stress Resistance in Corn


A $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help ISU plant scientists build a better understanding of how corn plants deal with stress conditions. The research will focus on a delicate but vital process in plant cells called...
29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clothing Made From Tea Byproduct Could Improve Health of Fashion Industry


The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of Iowa State University researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber – made from a green tea byproduct – to see if it's...
26-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Develop Micro-Sized, Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering


Martin Thuo of Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory has led development of liquid-metal particles that can be used for heat-free soldering and other applications. Thuo has helped launch a startup company to develop and market the technology.
25-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Paleontologists Find North America’s Oldest Monkey Fossil Along Panama Canal


Aaron Wood, now of Iowa State, found a tiny, black-colored fossil tooth in 2012 when he was a postdoctoral research associate for the Florida Museum of Natural History. It turns out that find was North America's oldest monkey fossil.
21-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Final Statement on Nuclear Weapons and a Frightening Future for Foreign Affairs


An Iowa State University political scientist says President Obama’s trip to Hiroshima is significant for the point it makes about the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Richard Mansbach also explains why this presidential election has him...
24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof


Media attention focused on the shooter in a mass killing sends the wrong message, says an Iowa State University professor. Douglas Gentile says news reports about the killer, weapons and ammunition glamorize the situation and set a “high score”...
4-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Brazil’s Impeachment Battle a Sad Day for Democracy, Iowa State Political Scientist Says


19-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

ISU Economist Working to Better Assess the Costs of Climate Change


To effectively combat climate change, an ISU economist says we need to better understand the costs. Ivan Rudik says estimates of the damage from greenhouse gas emissions are highly uncertain. Better assessment will help find effective ways to...
14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Understanding ISIS, Middle East Violence and What the Resulting Refugee Crisis Means for the U.S.


There is no justification for the bombings at the Brussels airport and train station, but Michael Christopher Low says it is important to understand the factors motivating this type of violence by the terrorist group ISIS.
30-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Major Crisis or Event Could Be Deciding Factor on EU Referendum

21-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Contested Conventions and How 2016 Might Change Future Elections

9-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST

Outcome of New Hampshire Primary Could Spell Disaster for Republicans


5-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

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