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Putting a price tag on elections

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government in collaboration with the National Association of Counties and with funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts is conducting a nationwide study to find out what it costs local governments to hold elections in the…

Remains of the Day

The sun never set. Sally Walker, a paleontologist at UGA, could walk outside the scientific research station any time, day or night, into a dazzling world of dry valleys and vistas of ice.

Fewer twisters

Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an area’s fall and winter may effect tornado…

Big discovery of a tiny animal

Researchers from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources weren’t looking for anything new when they went exploring in the northeast part of the state.

The heat is on

University of Georgia kinesiology researchers will launch a new study of 2,500 football players at 25 high schools across the state when pre-season practices begin in August that will provide the scientific data to help administrators and coaches set effective…

Restoring the American chestnut

In their prime, the American chestnut trees stood a hundred feet tall and six feet wide. Now, they’re typically no bigger than shrubs, thanks to a fungal disease that spread down the East Coast decades ago, virtually wiping out the…

Electrified water packs powerful health punch

Health-conscious consumers know the benefits of eating high-antioxidant foods like fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts. A University of Georgia researcher has uncovered a way to provide antioxidant-rich water in a bottle.

The Role of Vitamin D

A University of Georgia nutrition researcher has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to explore the role vitamin D plays in children’s health and the appropriate dose children should take as daily supplements in order to maintain healthy levels of…

In support of black bears

Residents of other southern states have expressed negative views about black bears, but a new survey by researchers in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources shows that Middle Georgia residents—from Bleckley, Houston, Pulaski, and Twiggs Counties—strongly support efforts…

Algae may help corals survive

All of the coral species that build the world’s spectacular and ecologically critical coral reefs are known to have unicellular algae living within them.

More vegetables, please!

Two University of Georgia scholars argue against the conventional wisdom that the 20th century was a disaster for vegetable crop diversity by showing that there was no overall loss of vegetable diversity in that era.

Missing monarchs

Female monarch butterflies in eastern North America have significantly declined over the past 30 years, a new study by a University of Georgia researcher reveals.