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Illustration of a mastodon in Michigan.

Why does Michigan have a Thumb?

It wouldn't be much of a mitten without a thumb. But exactly how did our fair state's opposable digit come to fruition? Cranbrook Institute of Science's John Zawiskie gives us the geological history.

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Digging deep: Detroiters work to clean up city's toxic soil

As development ramps up in Detroit, understanding what lies beneath our feet is key to the future.

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Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis

You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same. 

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A fermenting culture: Detroit food businesses harness the science (and flavor) of fermentation

Fermentation is an ancient form of preservation that's being popularized for its unique flavor and health properties. Many food businesses in Detroit are likewise finding new uses for this old technique.

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Detroit's urban farms embrace green infrastructure for sustainable water use

Detroit's urban farms are using green infrastructure to reduce their water costs. Along the way, they're helping to improve the city's stormwater system.
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A science class at the Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center inspires curious minds of all ages


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Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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