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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find

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A Virginia Tech economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.
21-Apr-2017 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion in Damage to Natural Resources, Scientists Find in First-Ever Financial Evaluation of Spill’s Impact

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The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
18-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Empowerment of Women Worldwide Key to Achieving Competing Goals of Food Sufficiency and Biodiversity Protection

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An interdisciplinary teams of experts argue that world hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception.
18-Apr-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Scientists Discover Early Dinosaur Cousin Had a Surprising Croc-Like Look

A Virginia Tech paleobiologist's latest discovery of Teleocrater rhadinus has overturned popular predictions.
11-Apr-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows Strong Early Education Equals Better Long-Term Relationships with Parents

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists say children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at six weeks – are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as adults
4-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For More Accurate Echolocation, Bats Wiggle Ears and Noses

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that these tiny movements pack more information into ultrasound pulses the bats send and receive, helping them locate objects around them.
4-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Android Apps Can Conspire to Mine Information From Your Smartphone

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Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding to mine our...
28-Mar-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cattle Associated Antibiotics Disturb Soil Ecosystems

The team analyzed soil samples from 11 dairy farms in the United States, and found that the amount of antibiotic resistant genes was 200 times greater in soil near manure piles compared with soil that wasn’t.
27-Mar-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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