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Creatures, plants of the night – large and small – featured in “In the Shadows” exhibit

January 22, 2020

12-foot 3D spider, 3-foot eyebrow mites among items on display at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho National Laboratory Winter Collaboration ‘Extravaganza’ Set Jan. 23-24 at CAES; best to register by Jan. 13

January 10, 2020

Students, faculty, Idaho National Laboratory researchers and industry partners are invited to the Winter Collaboration Event at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies on Jan. 23 and 24.

ISU featured in viral story about a 106-year-old cold case

January 2, 2020

POCATELLO – ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, New York Times, Fox, USA Today, Telemundo, BBC, CBC…

Idaho State Hires Adam Bradford as Dean of the Graduate School

December 5, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University has hired Adam Bradford as the dean of the Graduate School following a national search that began earlier this year.

Idaho Museum of Natural History’s buzzsaw sharks featured story in December National Geographic Magazine

December 5, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho Museum of Natural History Director Leif Tapanila is ecstatic that Helicoprion sharks, the focus of an Idaho Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Buzzsaw Sharks of Idaho,” are the centerfold story in the December 2019 National Geographic magazine.

ISU researchers look for evidence linking Clovis people with megafauna 13,000 years ago on the Snake River Plain

November 26, 2019

POCATELLO – About 13,000 years ago on the banks of the Pleistocene American Falls Lake on the Snake River Plain near Pocatello, large “megafauna” mammals now extinct – such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, short-faced bears, dire wolves and saber-toothed tigers – lived alongside the Clovis people.

Clark County John Doe discovered in 1979 identified by ISU, UNH and DNA DOE Project researchers

November 13, 2019

POCATELLO – The DNA Doe Project, with help from Idaho State University  anthropologist Samantha Blatt and former ISU faculty Amy Michael, has made a tentative positive identification of Clark County, Idaho/Buffalo Cave John Doe, whose remains were originally found in 1979.

$100,000 Available to ISU Faculty from CAES Seed Grant Program

November 7, 2019

The ISU Office for Research is pleased to announce an Internal Seed Grant Program for energy-related research associated with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).  $100K is available and individual awards are expected to range from $5K - $20K.

ISU Professor Aho studies how airborne bacteria, fungi help it rain and snow

November 5, 2019

POCATELLO – Most people don’t think of weather as having a biological component and aren’t aware of the role airborne bacteria and fungi have in helping create rain and snow. But Ken Aho, Idaho State University associate professor of biological sciences, studies this phenomenon.

Museum, virtual lab team up to learn natural history of ancient scissor-tooth sharks

October 30, 2019

POCATELLO – Oh, what a weird, wonderful and wet world it was in the midwestern United States about 250 million years ago when what is now land was covered by a giant sea.