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Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation...
8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How the World’s Fastest Muscle Created Four Unique Bird Species

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species,...
30-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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African Fires Wipe Out Endangered Rhino’s Favorite Foods

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.
23-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mellon Foundation Awards $850,000 Grant to Wake Forest for Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged:...
2-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.
2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dining Dilemmas Give WFU Students Food for Thought from Dining Room to Treatment Room

Wake Forest University students participating in next week’s “Dining Dilemmas” have a healthy appetite for exploring bioethics and building community.
11-Apr-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Win Big with Summer Interns

The tight labor market combined with a positive economic outlook are making recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent more challenging. Summer internships for college students are win-win when organizations teach students about their work...
14-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Donates Congressional Papers to Wake Forest

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (‘78) announced today he will donate his Congressional papers to Wake Forest University.
12-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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