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Wednesday, April 12 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan will present "Cyber-Sabotage: The History and Politics of Russian-American Hacking" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Kaplan is national security columnist for Slate magazine and the author of the 2016 book "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War." His talk is free and open to the public.
Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but Susan Stewart, a professor of sociology at Iowa State University, says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the infant and toddler years.
New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture.
Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups -- led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering -- just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
Iowa State University researchers untangle the molecular mechanisms connecting plant stress and growth
ISU researchers are piecing together the genetic mechanisms that link plant growth and stress response. In a new paper, the research group links autophagy, an important energy recycling function, with slower growth during stress conditions. Autophagy plays a key role in animals as well as plants.
This month marks the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s "Fountain." The controversial work of art, which was nothing more than a urinal turned upside down, is still an influential piece a century later.
Veterinary students in their first two years can get nearly life-like surgical training working on animal simulations in the ISU clinical skills laboratory. The laboratory helps veterinary students build the motor skills and familiarity they’ll need to perform surgical techniques on real animals.
Four Iowa State students have received Goldwater Scholarships, the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.The scholarships encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in STEM research. A total of 240 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 applicants nationwide. Iowa State is one of only four institutions to have four students selected as scholars.
As an alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on a prom dress for one night, more and more online retailers are offering formal dress rentals as an attractive and often more affordable option. An Iowa State researcher says judging from online reviews, consumers are embracing the rental experience for prom, charity balls and other formal occasions.