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Aedes aegypti feeding tubes where Zika and other Virus would be introduced to the mosquitos at the Infectious Diseases Laboratory on Tuesday Dec 6, 2016 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. (Luke Walker | Collegian)

CSU researchers identify mosquito that transmits Zika, Dengue with single bite

Nataleah Small December 7, 2016

Researchers at Colorado State University recently discovered that one specific type of mosquito can spread up to three different viruses with one bite, including Zika and Dengue. CSU was among one of several...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Planned Parenthood – A look inside the door

Nataleah Small December 4, 2016

This isn’t the place you expected to be on a Tuesday afternoon. The wind whips your hair around your shoulders as you make your way to the front of the building. The iconic blue and white sign reminds...

Diana Wall, and her team of researchers study soils in Antarctica and the limited number microscopic species that live in the harsh landscape. Pictured is a female Eudorylaimus, one of the nematodes that lives in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. (Photo by: Ashley Shaw)

CSU researchers awarded $1.8 million grant

Nataleah Small November 30, 2016

For many researchers at Colorado State University, funding is a large barrier for research. The application process is highly competitive and once grant money is allotted, researchers are unable to deviate...

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First Lady Michelle Obama pauses with former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Bush, and Rosalynn Carter during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) 

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Nataleah and the Nation: Politics and fashion

Nataleah Small November 23, 2016

Women in politics are constantly being observed. We care about what they say, what they wear, who they’re supporting, where they’re vacationing and why they chose to dedicate their lives to public...

CSU researchers find way to repair aging steel infrastructure

CSU researchers find way to repair aging steel infrastructure

Nataleah Small November 16, 2016

Deteriorating steel infrastructure, like dams and locks constructed in the 1920's, has attracted the attention of researchers at Colorado State University.For the past two years, Hussam Mahmoud, assistant...

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Nataleah and the Nation: A reaction to 2016 presidential election

Nataleah Small November 15, 2016

They said that it couldn’t be done. A blue wall was stretched out across the rust belt, a wall that could not be demolished. But it seems like they were wrong. They were all wrong. Every pro-Hillary...

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Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election

Nataleah Small November 9, 2016

In a historic race filled with controversies and unprecedented events, Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, as of 12:37 a.m. Wednesday morning. At the time of press, Trump had received 276...

Nataleah and the Nation: What it means to be an American - The whole is greater than the parts

Nataleah and the Nation: What it means to be an American – The whole is greater than the parts

Nataleah Small November 4, 2016

A symphony is more than a collection of notes Black dots strung out across ten lines Indecipherable to the undiscerning eye Telling a story to those who know how to listen And the music isn’t always...

The stadium will include several sections of seating for audience members (Abbie Parr l Collegian).

Game day parking plan nears finalization

Nataleah Small November 3, 2016

Although the finer details of the game day parking plan are still being decided, university officials say that the plan will be finalized by Spring 2017. Currently, the framework for game-day parking,...

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CSU study reveals oil production causes decline in western bird population

Nataleah Small October 27, 2016

A recent study by CSU and the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that oil production has led to a 2.5 percent average annual population decline for a western bird species.Adam Green, CSU alumnus and co-author...

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Nataleah and the Nation: Dakota Access Pipeline

Nataleah Small October 24, 2016

What will it take to get you to listen?   The police came wearing riot gear, brandishing automatic weapons and pressed back the crowd. We came to maintain order, they said, to uphold the law....

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Expert to VR Symposium: Virtual reality can heal brain without medication

Nataleah Small October 24, 2016

Mind over matter is said to be the key to better health-- and, according to experts, virtual reality technology is now being used to help the human brain solve a variety of the body's health issues...

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