Regulating Facebook won’t prevent data breaches
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media networks, saying a “massive data breach” has occurred.
It's not my fault, my brain implant made me do it
Lawyers, philosophers and ethicists have labored to define the conditions under which individuals are to be judged legally and morally responsible for their actions. The brain is generally regarded as the center of control, rational thinking and emotion – it orchestrates people’s actions and behaviors. As such, the brain is key to agency, autonomy and responsibility.
Survey says: Michigan voters undecided on governor elections but have opinions on pot
With the 2018 election six months away, MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey revealing that many voters still are undecided on candidates but have strong opinions on controversial ballot issues.View story photos
Michele H. Jackson recommended as new dean of Lyman Briggs College
Michele H. Jackson will be recommended as dean of MSU’s Lyman Briggs College.View story photos
MSU to welcome largest, most diverse freshman class
MSU’s incoming freshman class is predicted to be the largest and most diverse in the school’s history, with more than 8,400 anticipated students.
MSU scientists improve health for children and seniors through better nutrition
MSU scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now, each have received a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to further their work.View story photos
Kellogg Manor House celebrates Michigan wines
May is wine month in Michigan and, in celebration, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House is hosting Flavors from the Mitten: A Michigan Wine tasting event on May 25.
Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work
Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A black hole is the remnant of a dying supermassive star that’s fallen into itself; these remnants contract to such a small size that gravity is so strong even light cannot escape from them. Black holes loom large in the popular imagination – schoolchildren ponder why the whole universe doesn’t collapse into one. But Hawking’s careful theoretical work filled in some of the holes in physicists’ knowledge about black holes.
Indian men are swapping 'tall, dark and handsome' for 'tall, fair and debonair'
“Tall dark and handsome” is a common phrase echoed by people around the world when describing the most ideal, attractive man. But in India, local people have something else in mind when they describe what they most want in a man. The “tall, dark and handsome” is being replaced by the “tall, fair and debonair” spurred by recent trends in the skin bleaching market.
Accounting senior from humble beginnings wins Featherstone Endowed Prize
Elexis Grimes calls getting to MSU “one of the hardest experiences of my life.” But once here, the accounting major blossomed by bettering herself inside the classroom and helping others along the way.View story photos