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Michigan State Blocks White Nationalists, Gets Sued

Richard Spencer couldn't get a conference room

(Newser) - Michigan State University is being taken to federal court for denying white supremacist Richard Spencer a chance to speak on campus. Attorney Kyle Bristow, former president of the MSU chapter of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom group, accuses the university of violating the First and Fourteenth amendments by refusing... More »

Talking to Yourself Can Actually Be a Good Thing

When done in your head, in the third person

(Newser) - Talking to yourself doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, the habit might be downright smart. That's the takeaway from a new study in Scientific Reports , which involved two separate experiments. In the first, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan monitored the brain activity... More »

How Empathetic Are Americans? Meh

US ranks 7th of 63 countries in first-time ranking

(Newser) - Americans aren't the worst by far, but we could use some help in the empathy department, a new study finds. A ranking of "the ability to understand and share the feelings of others" in 63 countries found the US in seventh place, Science Daily reports, behind Saudi Arabia.... More »

Michigan Braces for Stench of 'Corpse Flower'

Rare tropical bloom smells like death

(Newser) - The stench of death will soon hang heavy in Michigan and it's nothing to do with Detroit: The world's biggest and smelliest flower is expected to bloom at Michigan State University, giving off a stench that those who have smelled the "corpse flower" liken to rotting flesh... More »

Evolution Frowns on Selfish Jerks

They're doomed in the long run, study says

(Newser) - It took a study involving hundreds of thousands of game simulations and fancy phrases such as "zero-determinant strategy" to prove mom's advice was right all along: Be nice. The study by researchers at Michigan State University found that cooperation trumps selfishness when it comes to self-preservation, reports the... More »

NFL Star, Actor Bubba Smith Dead at 66

Michigan State legend remembered as gentle giant

(Newser) - Towering former NFL star Bubba Smith has been found dead at his Los Angeles home. The 66-year-old defensive end, who won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts in 1971, forged a successful acting career after his playing days ended, appearing in dozens of TV shows and movies including the... More »

Thong-Addled College Kid in Hot Water

Cops find 79 pairs of undies in Michigan State dorm room

(Newser) - A Michigan State University student got quite the dressing-down last week when police arrested him for stealing thong underwear out of the laundry room—and then found 79 more pairs of presumably pilfered undies in his possession. The suspect, 19, says he did it as a prank, not because of... More »

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