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Naturally Occurring Fungi Could Curb Moose Tick Plague, Entomologists Find

Naturally occurring fungi like Metarhizium anisopliae have the potential to curb the moose tick epidemic, which threatens the survival of the iconic animal. University of Vermont entomologists found that the fungi killed 37 to 100 percent of moose...
10-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inventing the World’s Strongest Silver

A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever—42 percent stronger than the previous world record. It's part of a discovery of a new mechanism at the nanoscale that can create metals much stronger than any ever made before—while not...
2-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Vermont to Join FAA’s ASSURE Consortium

The University of Vermont will conduct research on the safe use of drones during emergencies for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE. The university has...
1-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows

New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit—and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four hours. The effect is so strong that it’s equivalent to the mood...
15-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Garlic on Broccoli: A Smelly Approach to Repel a Major Pest

A University of Vermont study offers a novel framework to test strategies for managing invasive pests. Applying the framework to swede midge, a new invasive fly causing 100% crop losses for organic broccoli growers, the researchers have uncovered...
21-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Honeybees Infect Wild Bumblebees—Through Shared Flowers

Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to be kept away from areas where there are...
24-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, UVM research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases. Getting just 10 percent of risk tolerant farmers to adopt biosecurity measures resulted in a...
19-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and...
19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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