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NASA’s TESS helps astronomers study red-giant stars, examine a too-close planet

Iowa State astronomers are part of an international team that has been analyzing data from NASA's TESS Mission. The astronomers describe their study of two red-giant stars -- older, “retired” stars no longer burning hydrogen in their cores -- in...
19-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study finds U.S. policies could have negative implications for Africa

A new study finds that while the current United States administration’s policies in Africa may appear undeveloped, there are distinct trends and tendencies that have the potential to negatively impact Africa’s economic growth.
19-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Software competition advances understanding of genetic function

Sequencing a genome doesn't necessarily reveal the functions of individual genes. An Iowa State University scientist helps to organize a competition to evaluate the accuracy of software programs that predict gene function. The recently published...
18-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly predicted the percentage of teens who had heard of,...
18-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State #26 for entrepreneurship in Princeton Review rankings

Iowa State University is ranked in the top 30 of more than 300 schools offering programs in entrepreneurship.
12-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

More Americans struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep

More Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, according to an Iowa State University study. Researchers cannot point to a specific reason why, but they suspect technology may be to blame.
12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Innovation Corps at Iowa State: Helping researchers turn ideas into companies

Iowa State University's Innovation Corps site is helping scientists and engineers prepare to move their discoveries toward commercialization. A key part of the preparation: talking to prospective customers about their actual needs.
11-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study shows how cover crops and perennials do not necessarily increase carbon storage in soil

An Iowa State University study delves deep below the surface to find how cover crops such as winter rye may affect soil microbes a meter underground. The study found cover crops and perennials improve water quality but don’t necessarily lead to...
8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Midterm election projections, potential fallout

22-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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