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Northern Coast of Peru Was a Hospitable Rest Stop for Early Americans


An exceptionally well-preserved site in northern Peru suggests that early Americans migrating south along the Pacific coast may not have always moved as quickly as we thought--instead, they may have stopped and "settled in for a good long while"...
22-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Life in the Precambrian May Have Been Much Livelier Than Previously Thought


An interdisciplinary study suggests that the strange creatures which lived in the Garden of the Ediacaran more than 540 million years ago before animals came on the scene may have been much more dynamic than experts have thought.
18-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sick Kids Live Longer, but Brain Function May Suffer

Hundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies...
16-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Assessment Overstates Public Access to Safe Drinking Water in Bangladesh


According to the latest national assessment, 85 percent of the people in Bangladesh have access to safe drinking water. However, a multi-year, interdisciplinary study of water use in one of the country’s rural areas conducted by a team of...
15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Curb Center Measures Public Opinion on Federal Funding for Arts


A significant majority of adults in the United States—63 percent—oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy.
1-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Tale Teeth Tell About the Legendary Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo


Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive them to begin killing and eating people.
17-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method for Tapping Vast Plant Pharmacopeia to Make More Effective Drugs


Vanderbilt geneticists have developed an effective method for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemical ammunition plants use to protect themselves from predation and is a natural source of many important drugs.
14-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Forget Sponges: The Earliest Animals Were Marine Jellies


One of the longest-running controversies in evolutionary biology has been, “What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?” Was it the sponges, as had long been thought, or was it the delicate marine predators called comb jellies? A...
7-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

27-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

History Suggests Medicaid Caps May Incentivize States to Shrink Their Safety Nets: Vanderbilt Economist

14-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Podcast on Evidence Law and Proof Started by Vanderbilt Professor


Excited Utterance, a podcast about evidence law and proof, has posted more than 25 interviews since its launch last fall by Vanderbilt Law School professor Edward K. Cheng.
9-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Suspicion of Muslims Has Historic Antecedents

31-Jan-2017 4:00 PM EST

@Vanderbiltu Expert: Investors Pricing in Expectations About Reduced Regulations, Missing Risks of Trade War with China


25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Inauguration and Transition Experts Available


12-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints


An artist painstakingly recreates the “Mona Lisa” using the same variety of paints, brushes and canvas as did Michelangelo. Across town, a factory stamps out hundreds of replicas of the iconic painting each day, using state-of-the-art printing....
30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002


21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

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