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Why do scientists chase unicorns?

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, is on a quest for missing bacteria last seen in Germany in the 1990s.

NatSci faculty members named MSU Foundation Professors

Two College of Natural Science faculty members, Marcos Dantus and Gregg Howe, were honored on Jan. 25 with the designation of MSU Foundation Professor in recognition of their exceptional contributions to research and instruction. Their investiture ceremonies took place in the Christman Lounge at MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

Using artificial intelligence and evolution to take gaming to the next level

Arend Hintze, Michigan State University assistant professor in integrative biology and computer science and engineering has developed an artificial intelligence system for video games that adapts to the player’s behavior by Darwinian evolution.

New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

Michigan State University's Pam Rasmussen was part of an international team that has discovered a new species of bird in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China.

NatSci Council on Diversity and Community kicks off 2016 Community Speaker Series on Jan. 13

The MSU College of Natural Science’s Council on Diversity and Community will kick off its 2016 speaker series on Wednesday, Jan. 13, with a “Pathways to Science” luncheon and seminar featuring MSU alumnus Dr. Lamont R. Terrell, who is an investigator at GlaxoSmithKline. The luncheon and seminar will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, 578 S. Shaw Lane, on the MSU campus.

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