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Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Diversified crop rotations protect water quality and have other environmental benefits, but recent experiments show that farms can’t rely on such rotations to improve carbon storage in the soil. The findings contradict widely held expectations...
16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Innovative mindset takes Iowa State student on the ride of his life

Charlie Wickham loved roller coasters as a child – but he didn’t want to ride them. He finally hopped on one at 10 years old. Now a senior in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, Wickham has ridden 250 roller coasters around the...
14-Jan-2020 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Engineers develop “chameleon metals” that change surfaces in response to heat

Martin Thuo and his research group have found a way to use heat to predictably and precisely change the surface structure of a particle of liquid metal. It's like a chameleon changing skin color in response to its environment. And so Thuo and his...
13-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

An image of your retina may help determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Iowa State researchers will use the retinal images, cognitive measurements and economic data to determine if this information...
9-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study of cardiac muscles in flies might help you keep your heart young

Iowa State University scientists restored the function of heart muscles in aging fruit flies, according to a newly published study. The genetic complex identified in the research could lead to new treatments for heart disease in humans.
7-Jan-2020 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Create Nanoscale Sensors to Better See How High Pressure Affects Materials

Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Stability at the top, growing opposition to Bloomberg, Steyer

The top tier of Democratic presidential candidates remains relatively unchanged in the latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll, and the second tier candidates show no signs of a breakthrough.
19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Changes in the immune system explain why belly fat is bad for thinking

Iowa State researchers have found for the first time that less muscle and more body fat may affect our thinking as we age, and changes in parts of the immune system could be responsible.
17-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites

7-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST

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Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close...
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward...
25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Wet Midwestern spring conforms with climate trends outlined in major 2018 assessment

10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers

Businesses are preparing for the long-term impacts of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Consumers may not recognize the complexity and level of disruption created to points along the supply chain, but they are paying for it. Cost is...
10-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.
22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Diversity is just as important as the number of women running for political office

22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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