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    What else can you see during the total solar eclipse?

    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… Read More

    Aug. 14, 2017

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    Mad as a Hatter: Global efforts to reduce mercury emissions

    Last month representatives of more than 140 countries agreed to the terms of a treaty called the Minamata Convention that would ban many uses of mercury by 2020. But the efforts do not go far enough, says Vanderbilt pharmacologist Michael Aschner. Read More

    Feb. 18, 2013