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Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery, and application; and to the State and its people in every region, a variety of expert services.

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Abortion rights activists carry cutouts of Supreme Court justice members outside of the court during a protest on Dec. 1, 2021. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Don’t pay too much attention to guesses about how US Supreme Court will vote on abortion rights – experts are often wrong

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a number of major decisions this year. Expert predictions will abound – but statistical models are more likely to be accurate.
Most candy is basically just a heap of sugar. Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images

How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.
Nearly 50,000 Americans kill themselves every year, leaving behind millions of family members and friends. svetikd/E+ via Getty Images

How to help those who have lost loved ones to suicide cope with grief during the holidays

Nearly all suicide-loss survivors experience guilt, wondering what they could have done to prevent it. But despite decades of research, experts struggle to identify risk factors and predict suicide.
Pada 2017, biro kredit Equifax mengumumkan bahwa informasi pribadi 143 juta orang Amerika Serikat – sekitar tiga perempat dari semua orang dewasa – bocor dalam suatu insiden pembobolan data. AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Ransomware, pembobolan data, serangan siber: apa kaitannya dengan informasi pribadimu, dan seberapa besar risikonya?

Bayangkan organisasi yang menyipan data Anda diretas. Bagaimana cara menilai risiko ancamannya, dan apa yang harus dilakukan untuk melindungi diri Anda sendiri?
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off. WhataWin/iStock via Getty Images

How vulnerable is your personal information? 4 essential reads

Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Creativity can be used in countless ways – with positive or negative consequences. Dusan Stankovic/E+ Collection via Getty Images

How parents can foster ‘positive creativity’ in kids to make the world a better place

Parents often want their kids to be creative. But while creativity has many benefits, it can also be used for harm. Here’s how to teach kids to harness their imagination for the common good.
That pins-and-needles feeling can come from sitting in the same position for a while. Westend61 via Getty Images

What happens when your foot falls asleep?

An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.
A Delta Health Center worker at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in rural Mississippi in April 2021. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How public health partnerships are encouraging COVID-19 vaccination in Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina

Achieving widespread immunity to COVID-19 through vaccination requires as many people as possible to get their shots, including those who object or haven’t bothered.
Credit bureau Equifax announced in 2017 that the personal information of 143 million Americans – about three-quarters of all adults – had been exposed in a major data breach. AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Ransomware, data breach, cyberattack: What do they have to do with your personal information, and how worried should you be?

If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.
Sebuah aroma bunga bisa menyenangkan seseorang, tapi ini pekerjaan penting untuk bunga berkembang biak. Richard L. Harkess

Curious Kids: mengapa bunga-bunga berbau?

Bunga yang membutuhkan bantuan serangga dan kelelawar melakukan upaya lebih dengan menghasilkan aroma bunga yang bertindak sebagai semacam tanda selamat datang untuk penyerbuk yang tepat.
Students generally become more appreciative of sexual diversity during college. Robert Chiarito/AFP via Getty Images

Students at Catholic colleges leave with less positive attitudes toward gay people than their peers – but that’s not the whole story

A survey of over 3,000 students found that how much students’ appreciation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people increased during college varied by their school’s religious affiliation.
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are an endangered species that live and nest in the Gulf of Mexico. National Park Service/WikimediaCommons

Scientists at work: Helping endangered sea turtles, one emergency surgery at a time

For the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, every individual matters. A team of veterinarians and biologists has formed a network along the Gulf Coast to save injured sea turtles and the species.
There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander! Getty Images

How many states and provinces are in the world?

The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
While professional sports franchises have become more socially conscious, LGBTQ fans and players aren’t exactly embraced with open arms. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans

Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
Rivko Knox, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters in Phoenix, and other voters sued Arizona over a law that bans the third-party collection of early mail-in ballots. The issue is now before the Supreme Court. AP Photo/Anita Snow

Is ballot collection, or ‘ballot harvesting,’ good for democracy? We asked 5 experts

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a ban on the third-party collection of mail-in ballots is legal. The practice is allowed in 26 states.

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