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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Orphan gene’ may have potential to boost protein value of crops, according to Iowa State University research
A recently published study from two Iowa State University scientists shows that a gene found only in a single plant species can increase protein content when introduced into staple crops.
Iowa State University’s undergraduate programs in landscape architecture and architecture are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The survey placed Iowa State’s undergraduate landscape architecture program eighth and architecture program 20th in the United States for 2016. DesignIntelligence is a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine’s annual report, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools,” is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design.
A team of Iowa State University students won the National Cyber Analyst Challenge in Washington, D.C. To bring home the $25,000 prize, students had just five hours to comb through massive data files to determine the source and extent of a cyber attack.
C-SPAN'S American History TV to feature Basmajian's lecture on the making of the American metropolis
Carlton Basmajian traces factors that shaped the development of the continent and created a system for property distribution and urban development in a lecture for C-SPAN's American History TV. The program will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on C-SPAN3. Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning and of urban design, presented the lecture as part of the course "The North American City."