Category Archives: Michigan State

Why Our Health Care System Isn’t All That Bad

With all of the recent debate about our nation’s healthcare, sometimes it seems like we’ve got a shit deal here in the good old U.S. of A. Prices are soaring, we’re paying for people without healthcare’s treatment one way or … Continue reading

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There’s That Little SOB! (Higgs)

Nearly six months ago, I penned a blog post about the Higgs boson, the final remaining undiscovered particle of the Standard Model, often referred to as the “God particle.” At the time, there was a slight bump in the data … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the “Other” 90% of Your Body: Bacteria

They say that a person is so much more than just the sum of their parts. And they’re right. That’s because a person’s body isn’t really made up of their own cells. Integrated throughout the human body are untold numbers … Continue reading

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A Milestone for Big Ten Science

Well, this is a bit unexpected. For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept a running list of potential research stories to write about for this blog. It’s always been at least 10 items long, sometimes extending up into … Continue reading

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Beating the Bacteria in Africa

In the whole sum of my life experiences, this is what I’ve managed to figure out about epidemiologists. First, they run around the country looking for outbreaks of potentially dangerous diseases. Chances are high that they will eventually be locked … Continue reading

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Ions Catch a Wave for Nuclear Science

Okay, so I’m a bit swamped today, so you’re getting another press release word-for-word hand-written by yours truly. It’s still science, it’s still from the Big Ten, and it’s still cool, so enjoy! Or else… When tasked with the challenge … Continue reading

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Two Neutrons at the Same Time

And now may I present you with antoher press release, but one that is yet again fine to distribute unedited as I am the one who wrote it in teh first place. By the way, did you catch the Office … Continue reading

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Big 10 Schools Remain National Powerhouses… in Science

If you’ve ever checked out the page on this blog entitled, “Why the Big 10?”, you’d know that when I began this blog, five of the top ten public research institutions are in the Big 10 (as measured by fiscal … Continue reading

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Rare Isotope Time Trial Gives Insight to Neutron Star Heat Source

It’s a rather busy Monday for me, so I’m going to fail in any attempt to create some new, fresh content for the blog today. Luckily for you, I have a nice press release from MSU all ready to go … Continue reading

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Insights into Exploding Stars from Nuclear Physics

It’s not typically a good idea to simply copy and paste a press release and call it news. In fact, it is heavily frowned on in the journalism world, which I’d like to point out definitely includes blogs. Not only … Continue reading

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