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People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland)...
13-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Lies Beneath: “Cognitive” Ground Penetrating Radar Could Vastly Speed Construction Site Inspection in Cities

A “cognitive” ground-penetrating radar system could radically change the construction inspection process in cities, saving big money in the process. Using augmented reality goggles, a construction or utility worker will be able to peer six...
3-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Study Confirms Racial Disparities in Vermont Traffic Stops, Searches

More complex statistical analysis of data used in a 2017 study that drew some criticism confirms the earlier conclusions that Black and Hispanic drivers in Vermont are stopped and searched more frequently than White drivers and are less frequently...
30-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Parental Conflict Can Do Lasting Damage to Kids

New research published in the current issue of the Journal of Personal and Social Relationships shows that the emotional processing of children whose parent argue frequently can be adversely affected, with potentially long term adverse consequences....
28-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A New Angle on Gerrymanders

A University of Vermont mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland’s and California’s voting...
21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mexico Well Ahead of U.S. in LGBT Rights

Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT...
12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Marine Charities Net More Than Iconic Fishery: Massachusetts

Massachusetts boasts one of the most iconic fisheries in the U.S., but new research suggests that protecting marine coastlines has surpassed commercial fishing as an economic driver. The study is the first to calculate the economic value of...
6-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Invention Could Save Food Producers Thousands Annually

A recently invented device that measures relative humidity more accurately than current products could save producer growers an average of $6,500 annually and cheese producers up to $10,000 a year.
28-Feb-2018 4:55 PM EST 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


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


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


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

1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT


Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT


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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