The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state's Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team that included Tuscola County teachers who volunteered for the dig.
Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their colleagues on the Dark Energy Survey have discovered a new dwarf planet that's more than 90 times farther from the sun than Earth, making it the second-most distant minor planet in the known solar system.
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.
The studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.
The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.
The University of Michigan is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.
Ten Thumb-area teachers will help University of Michigan paleontologists unearth the remains of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon next month in Tuscola County, Michigan.
It's a perfect summer afternoon on the Saint Clair River in Port Huron, on the Canadian border just north of Detroit. Pleasure boats skim across the bright blue water as picnickers watch from the grassy bank.
The world's oceans teem with scientific mystery, unknowns that could prove to be tools that will one day protect the planet from global warming.
Microbes that can reproduce rapidly in times of plenty have an evolutionary stockpile of extra genes that allows them to quickly respond to changing conditions such as oil spills or outbreaks of intestinal diseases.
Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Michigan biologist.
As an archaeologist, Carla Sinopoli has long been interested in the study of craft production — both the technologies and the social and political dimensions of the making of objects of everyday life.
New research from the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy found that many Michigan K-12 students experience very large core classes — with 40 or more students — but that some students are at greater risk.
Converting human urine into a safe fertilizer for agricultural crops is the goal of a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study.
In 2015, 38 percent of college students said they had used marijuana in the prior 12 months, up from 30 percent in 2006.
A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.
Good instructors, have no fear: you can make up for a bad first impression.
A new University of Michigan study shows that while our first impressions of educators might affect our ratings of them, ultimately the quality of their instruction matters the most in student evaluations.
Squatters who illegally occupy vacant homes or buildings are not always contributing to apathy or social disorder, say University of Michigan researchers.
Children might find it particularly difficult to escape poverty if they live someplace where government-assisted housing is segregated across neighborhoods.
Others being afraid of you as you walk by. Shopping in a store and being followed by an employee. Being verbally assaulted with racist words or threatened.
A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral.