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Tomato, Tomat-oh! Understanding evolution to reduce pesticide use

Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. The team recently identified an evolutionary function in wild tomato plants that could be used by modern plant breeders to create...
22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that...
19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate...
19-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Solving the mystery of fertilizer loss from Midwest cropland

Farmers can’t predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or bad yields. Not only...
15-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state's graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect...
11-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online

A researcher from Michigan State University found that online sexual experiences can predict whether teens become victims of sexual assault.
9-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Working to employ young adults with autism

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due to autism spectrum disorder. Consequently, he believed finding and...
1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.9M grant to help extract clean irrigation water from fracking wastewater

Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help dry western states that need water for crops and...
29-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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