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Top 20 news stories of 2011

Dec. 29, 2011—Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network.

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VUCast: I’m helping you!

Jun. 17, 2011—Cicadas could hold clues to fighting diseases – catch some cool facts about the bugs. Plus, a “funny” new pain killer for moms; and changing America’s most important safeguard against government abuse.    

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Bad buzz about blue-eyed cicadas

Jun. 2, 2011—Have you heard the latest buzz going round that scientists at Vanderbilt are paying as much as $3,000 for specimens of the rare blue-eyed cicada? If you have, I hope you haven’t spent a lot of time checking out cicadas’ eye color, because it is a hoax.  Most cicadas have red eyes, but a very...

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Editor’s Note

Jun. 2, 2011—Learn from the cicadas and live your life to the fullest.

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Cicadas affect campus cooling systems

Jun. 1, 2011—Many buildings on campus are having problems with cooling systems, and cicadas are to blame, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. He explained that the slow-moving insects that emerged in Middle Tennessee by the scores over the past few weeks in order to mate, lay eggs and then die, have interfered with...

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Audiologist measures sound of Music City’s ‘loudest voices’

May. 25, 2011—Vanderbilt audiologist measures sound levels of cicadas and discusses how the insect’s distinctive noise can impact one’s hearing.

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What scientists know about cicadas

May. 19, 2011—Periodic cicadas, like those currently emerging in Middle Tennessee, play an important role in the local ecosystem.

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Cicadas 101: All buzz, no bite

May. 12, 2011—Vanderbilt commencement speakers may have some unusual competition this year: Nashville’s largest brood of cicadas are predicted to emerge in May and hang around for about five or six weeks.

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