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KillerTomato: Viruses Discovered by Idaho State Students May Yield New Treatments for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

October 26, 2023

There’s a KillerTomato lurking on the grounds of Idaho State University. Not to fear, though, this cold-blooded killer is only looking for victims of the bacterial variety.

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Haunted Science Laboratory Opens to the Public on Oct. 28 from 4 to 9 p.m.

October 19, 2023

Kids of all ages are invited to see the not-so-spooky side of science just before Halloween.  

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Volunteers Needed for ISU Physics' Haunted Science Laboratory

September 29, 2023

The Idaho State University Department of Physics needs your help with one of the area’s most popular Halloween attractions.   

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Mapping the Moon: Research Tackles Volcanoes on Other Worlds, Lunar Navigation

September 18, 2023

Two Idaho State University professors hope the volcanic features around East Idaho can answer some questions about their otherworldly counterparts.

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Using Recycled Tires for Building Construction Research at Idaho State University Shows Promise

September 12, 2023

 For Idaho State University Associate Professor Mustafa Mashal and Alumnus Mahesh Mahat, the calculations for designing a structure are intensely personal. 

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ISU Physics' Haunted Science Lab Earns $10,000 Grant from The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation

September 11, 2023

One of the Gem State’s oldest charitable organizations is throwing its support behind Idaho State University Department of Physics’ largest annual outreach event.   

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Fossil Found: Idaho No. 5 Returns to Idaho Museum of Natural History after 60+ Years

September 7, 2023

A late-night glance at his inbox almost caused Leif Tapanila to fall out of bed. 

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Idaho State University Biology Alumna’s Art Featured at Idaho Museum of Natural History

August 31, 2023

Seeing her artwork adorn the walls of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University Alumna Ashelee Rasmussen describes it as a bit of a homecoming. 

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Geosciences Student Named to Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Board

August 28, 2023

An Idaho State University undergrad has been selected to serve as a representative to one of the largest professional organizations for geologists. 

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Idaho State Civil Engineering Student Attends Advanced Studies Institute in Japan

July 30, 2023

An Idaho State University student got an up close and personal view of some of the world’s most earthquake-resistant buildings this summer.