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Kansas State University

History: Founded in 1863, K-State was one of America’s first land-grant colleges. The university is now working to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.

Campuses: K-State has three campuses: the main Manhattan campus, K-State Salina and K-State Olathe for graduate students.

Colleges: K-State has nine colleges: arts and sciences;engineering;business administration;education;agriculture;human ecology;architecture, planning and design;technology and aviation (K-State Salina); and veterinary medicine.

Graduate study:The Graduate School offers 65 master’s degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across campus.

Students: K-State has more than 24,300 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.


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A center-pivot sprinkler with precision application drop nozzles irrigates cotton in Texas. USDA NRCS/Wikipedia

Farmers are depleting the Ogallala Aquifer because the government pays them to do it

An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.
The talamanca hummingbird, or admirable hummingbird, is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Milan Zygmunt/

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How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
Mungo Man finally returns to where he was found in the Mungo National Park. Office of Environment and Heritage/J Spencer

Mungo Man returns home: there is still much he can teach us about ancient Australia

The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, begin their journey home today. Scientists hope they’ll still get a chance to study the ancient remains, working with the Traditional Owners.
Tungsten: on orange alert. Stefan Krause

Growing use of tungsten brings high risk of strokes

High levels of tungsten, a metal found in mobile phones and a variety of industrial uses, could double the risk of stroke according to researchers from Exeter University who believe exposure to tungsten…


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