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We're not alone – but the universe may be less crowded than we think

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University's Brian O'Shea.

NatSci Dean R. James Kirkpatrick recipient of prestigious Clay Minerals Society honor

R. James Kirkpatrick, Michigan State University professor of geological sciences and chemistry, and College of Natural Science (NatSci) dean, has received the 2015 Marilyn and Sturges W. Bailey Award–the highest honor of The Clay Minerals Society. 

Making a better semiconductor

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors.

NatSci faculty members earn MSU university distinguished professor title

Five Michigan State University (MSU) College of Natural Science professors were among 10 faculty members named university distinguished professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.

Microbes could be key for better yields, stronger plants

How can agriculture evolve to meet the demands of an increasing global population without compromising the integrity of the environment? Microbes just might be the answer, according to Michigan State University scientists.

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