Two newly described fossil whales—a pregnant female and a male of the same species—reveal how primitive whales gave birth and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea.
It's been a cold winter here in Michigan, and we could use these reminders of green and warmth.
It's the anniversary of U-M's Musical Theatre program, and many of its famous alums are returning to campus to celebrate.
Environmental conditions are much more powerful than genetic influences in determining intelligence, says U-M social psychologist Richard Nisbett: "Believing that intelligence is under your control—and having parents who demand achievement—can do wonders."
A year and a half after the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, and with a new national emphasis on rebuilding infrastructure, U-M is leading a new project to engineer smart bridges that can thoroughly discuss their health with inspectors.
Developing countries use proportionally less energy than industrialized nations, but this could soon change. And it's not just increased car use: as air conditioning becomes more widespread, energy use worldwide could soar.
Nearly a third of veterans treated at Veterans Affairs health care centers have significant depressive symptoms, and about 13 percent have clinically diagnosed depression. Depression is bad enough; it's also a serious risk factor for suicide.