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Borrowers and Lenders

A bit more than half a century ago, a musical called West Side Story opened on Broadway.

Gene-ius

There’s a moment in a scientist’s life—at least in the movies—when a virtual light bulb goes off and a new idea is born.

Dead zones

Too much of a good thing can have disastrous effects.

Camera reveals new organism in Georgia well

His drinking water smelled like old bait-shrimp, and the Putnam County homeowner wanted Keith Fielder, the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, to tell him why. What they found swimming around in his well still hasn’t been identified.

‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Viewers

Television news audiences are divided along party lines like never before, according to a UGA study that warns the trend may have damaging consequences for political discourse and democracy in America.

UGA technology dramatically increases ethanol yield

University of Georgia researchers have developed a new technology that promises to dramatically increase the yield of ethanol from readily available non-food crops such as Bermudagrass, switchgrass, Napiergrass—and even yard waste.

A lack of knowledge

Most college students understand how they can prevent the transmission of HIV but are less knowledgeable about HIV testing, according to a new University of Georgia study.

UGA researcher studying sunflower potential

By unlocking its genetic secrets, University of Georgia researcher Steve Knapp wants to make the sunflower a better agricultural crop or one that can more easily fuel the future.

Study links primary care shortage with salary disparities

The nation’s shortage of primary care physicians has been linked to a host of poor health outcomes, and a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that salary disparities play a major role in the…