For hyenas, there’s no ‘I’ in clan
When it comes to advancing social status, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know – for humans and spotted hyenas alike.View story photos
Andrew Myers: Working the night shift
There’s a maxim that nothing good happens after midnight. Like most things in life, it depends on your perspective. If you’re a tasty monarch butterfly egg, it probably holds true. However, if you happen to be a hungry earwig or tree cricket, the party is just getting started. And if you’re an entomology graduate student studying monarch predators, sometimes good research results only happen when you stay up with the nighttime bugs.View story photosView story videos
More humans always mean fewer African carnivores, right? Nope
African carnivores face numerous threats from humans. So, it’s a fair assumption that the presence of more humans automatically equates to decreases across the board for carnivores.View story photos
Harnessing synthetic biology to produce terpenoids, oil in plants
MSU scientists have developed synthetic biology tools to co-produce high-value compounds in plants. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
Uncovering the origins of the cultivated strawberry
MSU-led team uncovers the origins of the cultivated strawberry; a million-year journey around the globeView story photos
Survey reveals Michigan's fears regarding Line 5 spill
MSU's State of the State survey found Michiganders are worried about a spill of the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac and are even more concerned about a rupture during winter’s icy conditions.
Oldest Americans most focused on reducing food waste
The majority of Americans pay attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University Food Literacy and Engagement Poll.
Berkley Walker: Beneath the ski mask
Recently an individual was recorded skiing across the MSU campus on the eve of a polar vortex. It’s taken from a bus window and the skier appears pretty determined as he glides across the sidewalk. The recording was shared via Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook and generated a string of comments about the weather and who the mystery skier could be. Many of the commenters assumed it was one of the many hardy students of MSU fighting the elements to make it to class.View story photos
How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?
The Amazon rain forest isn’t necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are going to affect the rain forest, as it has a large influence on global climate and future warming.
MSU, GVSU join forces to address water challenges
MSU and the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University recently met and signed to formalize a partnership to collaborate on water-related issues.