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USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of...
23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists,...
14-Apr-2019 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WFU facilities staff to star in performance this fall

Wake Forest University and Forklift Danceworks are co-creating “From the Ground Up” – a dance featuring the movement and stories of custodial, maintenance and utilities, landscaping, construction, and waste reduction employees. The large-scale...
27-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.
28-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University...
14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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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Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within...
14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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8-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Five golden rings … and an environmental dilemma

18-Dec-2018 10:15 AM EST

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