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Adoption of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Likely to Increase After Floods

Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont....
25-Sep-2018 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Global Warming: More Insects, Eating More Crops

Rising global temperatures are expected to significantly increase crop losses from insects, especially in temperate regions, a new study finds. Losses for three top staple grains (wheat, rice, maize) are projected to rise by 10-25% per degree of...
27-Aug-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Book: Entertainment Media Shape Our Politics More Than We Know

A new book argues that entertainment media like Game of Thrones shape our beliefs, in way we aren't aware of, about social justice, crime and terrorism, tolerance and diversity, the benefits or dangers of technology, and the characteristics of...
22-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.
13-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Nanowires Lose Their Superpowers

Scientists uncovered the microscopic process by which metal wires can lose their superconductivity. The ability to control this transition in nanowires could lead to a new class of energy-efficient information technologies based on tiny...
10-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Lack of Inquiry-Oriented Instruction by Eighth-Grade Science Teachers Without Educational Backgrounds in Science Offers Insight Into Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs

A new study shows that eighth-grade science teachers without an educational background in science are less likely to practice inquiry-oriented science instruction, a pedagogical approach that develops students’ understanding of scientific concepts...
29-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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GE, Harvard Professor Advocate for More College-Corporate Partnerships to Build Workforce of Tomorrow

For the first time in two decades there are more job opening in the United States than unemployed Americans. A lack of college-educated workers, however, could result in 20 million high-paying jobs going unfilled over the next decade. Leaders in...
29-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mandatory Labels Reduce GMO Food Fears

As national regulators work to develop mandatory GMO food labels, new research by UVM’s Jane Kolodinsky finds that consumer opposition to GMOs dropped significantly after Vermont adopted mandatory labels.
24-Jun-2018 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Terrorism Expert Calls Alexandria Shootings an Attempt at the Creation of Fear for Political Means Through Violence by a Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist.

14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

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Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

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Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

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University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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