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Teach for America service leads to empathy

Jul. 19, 2017—Two years with Teach for American influences participants to empathize with the poorer members of society and accept that poverty isn't a choice, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Trump not elected by the working class, researchers say

Jun. 30, 2017—President Trump was not elected by white working-class voters, say two researchers who consulted data from the American National Election Studies.

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A message from the Provost: Advocating for federal support of great research

Jun. 30, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente responds to the recently announced federal budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled

Jun. 26, 2017—Leon Bellan made a dissolving circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications are far more promising.

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Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast…8,200 years ago

Jun. 20, 2017—A study of stalagmite records from the White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains finds the California coast was lashed by exceptionally wet and stormy weather for 150 years...8,200 years ago.

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Heart disease incidence down for men in Tennessee

Jun. 14, 2017—There's good and bad news in the new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card.

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Claims from hedge funds cause rise in appraisal actions

Jun. 7, 2017—Hedge fund expert Randall Thomas says appraisal action petitions are on the rise, and he can explain why

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Sensor detects shooting at elephants, helps authorities catch poachers

Jun. 7, 2017—WIPER technology detects when a bullet flies by a protected elephant and sends an alarm with its location.

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Astronomers discover exoplanet hotter than most stars

Jun. 5, 2017—Astronomers at Vanderbilt and Ohio State have discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars with a giant cometary tail.

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Teen pregnancy reduction campaigns in Brazil may be backfiring

Jun. 1, 2017—Discussing the potential for depression in young pregnant women is not an effective way to curb young women from getting pregnant, according to a new study of Brazilian mothers

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Worship is good for your health: Vanderbilt study

May. 31, 2017—Religious worship can be good for the body as well as the soul, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans cooling on Trump, favor ACA provisions

May. 30, 2017—The Vanderbilt Poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,000 Tennesseans about a variety of important issues related to state and federal government across two weeks in May, 2017.

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