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Democracy threatened in Latin America and Caribbean, new data shows

Sep. 20, 2017—New data about the state of Latin America will be presented at a news conference in Miami

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Vanderbilt University climbs ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings to reach No. 14

Sep. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt rose to 14th place this year, its highest ranking to date, after holding at No. 15 the two previous years.

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Sugars in human mother’s milk are non-toxic antibacterial agents

Aug. 20, 2017—A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2017 class named

Aug. 18, 2017—An Emmy-winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' three journalists whose careers have been shaped by innovation, and a woman judge who blazed new trails have been named to the Student Media Hall of Fame.

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There’s good news and bad news when photographing the upcoming solar eclipse

Aug. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt’s director of photography says there are conflicting views about possible damage to your smartphone when photographing the eclipse.

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A solar eclipse can hurt your eyesight without you knowing it – here’s why.

Aug. 15, 2017—While agreeing that viewing a total solar eclipse is a chance of a lifetime, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Research Director David Calkins urges us to not look at the sun without special eclipse glasses. Catkins explains how certain spectrums of sunlight can damage your eyesight without you knowing it, until it is too late. Follow Vanderbilt...

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What else can you see during the total solar eclipse?

Aug. 14, 2017—Don’t forget to look around the sky during the historic total solar eclipse. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory astronomer Billy Teets says several planets will be brightly visible as the solar eclipse occurs. Venus will be the brightest thing in the sky, besides the sun and the moon. Tests tells where to look to find the planets....

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Vanderbilt astronomer says the Solar Corona is the most exciting part of a total solar eclipse

Aug. 14, 2017—The Sun’s corona is the outer atmosphere of the sun. A total solar eclipse is the only time the suns’s corona, all the way to the surface of the sun is visible. Vanderbilt astronomer Susan Stewart says a total solar eclipse gives scientists the ability to study the structure of the sun. Follow Vanderbilt on...

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Upcoming total solar eclipse is the first visible across the U.S. in 99 years

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University astronomer Billy Teets explains the historic path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Teets says the eclipse will only be viewable along a 70-mile-wide path from the West Coast to the East Coast.

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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and...

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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Vanderbilt has happiest students again, according to 2017 ‘Princeton Review’ best colleges rankings

Aug. 1, 2017—The 2017 "Princeton Review" survey asked nearly 140,000 students at hundreds of the nation’s top colleges to rate their schools in more than 60 areas.

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