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A Little Spark for Sharper Sight


Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.
29-Jun-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Leaning in” Hurts Poor Women When Childcare Is Scarce


Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent childcare, according to Vanderbilt sociology...
22-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

State Judges Are Not Representative of the People They Serve

State courts handle more than 90 percent of trials and judicial business issues that impact Americans the most—safety, health, finances and family. In the last decade alone roughly a billion cases have gone through the state judicial system. A...
22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Get the Most from Millennial and Generation Z Employees

Millennials, those who were born in the 1980’s and 1990’s—have emerged as the largest age cohort in today’s U.S. workforce, bringing digital savvy and an ‘always-on’ mentality to most jobs. Yet, millennials and Generation Z, who were...
21-Jun-2016 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Gives New Meaning to the Term “Bird Brain”

The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.
9-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Electric Eels Make Leaping Attacks

Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that can electric eels make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver and, in so doing, has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by...
2-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Women Re-Entering Workforce, Sharing Personal Information May Get You Hired

A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise their chances of getting hired compared to a women...
19-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Supports Natural Causes, Not Alien Activity, to Explain Mystery Star’s Behavior

The results of a new study make it far less likely that KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby’s star, is the home of industrious aliens who are gradually enclosing it in a vast shell called a Dyson sphere.
9-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Book Explains "Democracy for Realists."


Would you believe that Hillary Clinton’s supporters are more liberal than those of Bernie Sanders? How about this? In the voting booth, election-year droughts and floods have a major impact on whether an incumbent or challenger wins an election....
22-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Experts Available on Mass Shootings, Guns in America, & Political Perceptions After Terrorism


13-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Tip Sheet: Vanderbilt Experts Can Comment on Olympics in Brazil


7-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Trump’s Ethnocentrism Will Bring Voters to the Polls, Pro and Con

1-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Congress in Danger of Losing Relevancy as Presidents Work Around It

By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert.
28-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Political Expert John Geer on Negative Ads, Presidential Candidates & Voter Anger #2016election

19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts Ready to Talk About Obama's State of the Union Speech

8-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Historian Offers Unsettling Look at Bioengineered Near Future


While some people today feel driven to purchase the latest smartphone or other technology, historian Michael Bess worries how near-future generations will deal with innovations ranging from pills that boost intelligence to bioengineered body parts...
1-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

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