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Wednesday, November 25 2015

Clinton, Carson top votes in new Iowa State University/WHO-HD poll, with weeks to go before the Iowa Caucuses

If the Iowa Caucuses were held this month, 27.2 percent of Republicans likely to attend would support Ben Carson, and 49.5 percent of Democrats likely to attend would favor Hillary Clinton. That’s according to a new Iowa State University/WHO-HD caucus poll out today.

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Iowa State astronomers say comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star

A team of astronomers led by Iowa State's Massimo Marengo responded to the buzz about a mysterious dimming star by studying data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Were there natural explanations for the dimming? Or were alien megastructures blocking the star's light? In a paper recently published online, Marengo and his colleagues conclude the dimming was probably caused by a family of comets breaking apart in front of the star.

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AAAS recognizes six Iowa State researchers for their distinguished science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing six Iowa Staters for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop genomics. The six are part of the association's new class of fellows.

President's letter to the university community

Iowa State University President Steven Leath outlines a number of steps taken toward greater inclusion and diversity on campus.

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Distinguished ecologist will talk about Southeast Asian biodiversity Dec. 3 at ISU

Renowned conservation biologist David Wilcove will present the Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture at Iowa State University on Thursday, Dec. 3. "Saving Biodiversity in Southeast Asia" will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A professor at Princeton University, Wilcove has worked as an ecologist for the Environmental Defense Fund, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. His talk is free and open to the public.

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Change Agent: Zlatan Kri┼żan

Iowa State's Zlatan Krizan is working to understand how poor sleep affects our emotions, motivations and interactions with other people. The research is a natural extension of his work as director of the Sleep, Self, and Personality Laboratory.