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May 2016

From NPR Science: our 'Golden Mole' winner, Tibbetts, used to paint wasps for a living

NPR's Golden Mole Award for Accidental BrillianceFinding success in science requires smarts, determination — and sometimes a bit of luck. NPR's Skunk Bear created the Golden Mole Award For Accidental Brilliance to celebrate that last part.

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Alumni spotlight on Martinez-Bakker: volunteering to teach tech skills in prison

Michael SheehanMicaela Martinez-Bakker (U-M EEB Ph.D. 2015) volunteers with Code 7370, a coding school in San Quentin Prison, Calif. The valuable tech skills students learn will help them land jobs when they leave prison and reduce recidivism.

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Students analyze their own biological samples to study microbes' effect

Professor Tom Schmidt works with Kristina Lyons as part of a laboratory class in which students analyze the microbes that live in their own digestive systems.

A "me-search" lab for University of Michigan biology undergraduates gives students a close look at what might be the most compelling study subject of all: themselves.

The lab focuses on the human gut microbiome — bacteria and other tiny organisms that live inside the human digestive system.

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Research feature: solving the mystery of birds singing different songs: a discovery in India leads to a museum at U-M

Walter Koelz riding a yak.Swedish and Indian researchers on a trip to the Himalayas of northeastern India noticed that brown birds that were believed to belong to the same species were actually singing different songs.

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Our grads rock: Taylor blogs about GMOs: an unhealthy debate

GMO web search results

Alex Taylor writes for a blog called Thought and Awe. His most recent post captured a great deal of attention for its educational and balanced perspective. It begins, “Almost all of us eat GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) every day, and most people question what that means for their health and the environment.”

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