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Vanderbilt and UCLA Debut Spotcheck Website to Evaluate Political Ads

In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys. “We now can...
28-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Establish First Map of the Sea Lion Brain


Rio is a California sea lion who can solve IQ tests that many people have trouble passing. In fact, she is so smart that scientists at the Long Marine Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz designed a series of tests that prove she is the...
27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anonymous Donor Pledges $5,000,000 to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering


An anonymous donor has pledged $5,000,000 to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner...
15-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Slamming Latinos Motivates Many to Register and Vote

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico. Recent news reports have...
17-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FDA Approves Indego Exoskeleton for Clinical and Personal Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to market and sell the powered lower-limb exoskeleton created by a team of Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for both clinical and personal use...
10-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Latinos Really Think About Harsh Immigration Rhetoric: Survey

When Latinos hear tough talk about immigrants and immigration from politicians, their level of political trust is reduced and they start identifying more with their ethnic group than other qualities such as class or religion.
7-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Converting Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Batteries


Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced...
26-Feb-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Longest-Lasting Stellar Eclipse Discovered


Astronomers have discovered an unnamed pair of stars that sets a new record for both the longest duration stellar eclipse (3.5 years) and longest period between eclipses (69 years) in a binary system.
18-Feb-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Congress in Danger of Losing Relevancy as Presidents Work Around It

By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert.
28-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Political Expert John Geer on Negative Ads, Presidential Candidates & Voter Anger #2016election

19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts Ready to Talk About Obama's State of the Union Speech

8-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Historian Offers Unsettling Look at Bioengineered Near Future


While some people today feel driven to purchase the latest smartphone or other technology, historian Michael Bess worries how near-future generations will deal with innovations ranging from pills that boost intelligence to bioengineered body parts...
1-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

Jim Rossi of VU Law School Can Comment on Federal Energy Case


14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Medical Ethics Expert Explains Big Changes Coming to Research Studies Using People

The U.S. federal government is preparing to launch a set of sweeping new regulations that will have a major impact on how biomedical researchers and social scientists work. It will require researchers to change how they get ethics approval, how they...
5-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Same Fight, Different Decade. Vanderbilt Historian Explains What Lawmakers Keep Doing Wrong in the Immigration Debate

30-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Country Music Expert Can Comment on Death of Producer Billy Sherrill


4-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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