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Study Finds Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

Gordon Burghardt and his colleagues Vladimir Dinets, a psychology research assistant professor, and James Murphy of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., are the first to document play with objects in a cichlid fish species.
20-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters

Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in UT's Department of Psychology, has found that crocodiles work as a team to hunt their prey. His research tapped into the power of social media to document such behavior.
13-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Tooth Serves as Evidence of 220 Million-Year-Old Attack

At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs, gigantic reptiles—distant relatives of modern crocodiles—ruled the earth. Some lived on land and others in water and it was thought they didn't much interact. But a tooth found by a University of...
29-Sep-2014 9:05 AM EDT

International Scientific Team Criticizes Adoption of 'Novel Ecosystems' by Policymakers

Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions and environmental change. They are seemingly ubiquitous, and thus many policymakers and ecologists argue for them to be accepted as the "new...
18-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Research Uncovers Forces That Hold Gravity-Defying Near-Earth Asteroid Together

The UT team studied near-Earth asteroid 1950 DA and discovered that the body, which rotates so quickly it defies gravity, is held together by cohesive forces called van der Waals, never detected before on an asteroid.
13-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

University of Tennessee-Developed Disease Detection Technology En Route to Marketplace

Meridian Bioscience Inc. has entered into a technology and commercial license agreement with the UT Research Foundation for the development of the technology that could result in low cost, point-of-care disease detection using a portable device....
13-Aug-2014 11:05 AM EDT

U of Tennessee Distinguished Scientist Awarded Prestigious Geosciences Award

Established in 1999, the award from the American Geosciences Institute is presented to a geoscientist who has demonstrated a long history of scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.
15-Mar-2014 9:00 AM EDT

University of Tennessee Part of $140 Million White House Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

Suresh Babu, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, and a team of faculty, will help lead UT's research effort in the $140 million Detroit-based institute, called the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing...
25-Feb-2014 3:45 PM EST

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U of Tennessee Law Professor Can Discuss Gaza Conflict

3-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

University of Tennessee Expert Can Discuss ISIS

25-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UT Expert Can Discuss Anthrax Security Issues #UTKnoxville

24-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Offers Experts on Trucker Safety, Sleep

11-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UT Expert Available to Address Heartbleed Bug

21-Apr-2014 11:40 AM EDT

U of Tennessee Faculty Can Discuss Daylight Saving Time's Effect on Our Bodies

3-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EST

U of Tennessee Professor Can Discuss Situation in Ukraine

3-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EST

UT Expert: Olympic Infrastructure Investments, Not Venues, Bring Economic Growth

All eyes turn to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics this week as athletes compete to take the gold. But what happens to the city and sporting facilities that have been built for the event once everyone returns home? It's a question Scott...
6-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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