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Mean boys, not mean girls, rule at school

Mean boys, not mean girls, rule at school

December 14, 2014

A UGA study turns the tables on the common belief that girls are more relationally aggressive in school. Read More

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No thanks to dinosaur-killing asteroid for mammalian success

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It is a natural history tale that every third grader knows: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, until an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and triggered a mass extinction that allowed the ancestors of today’s mammals to thrive.

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Tiny Motors

A team of physicists from the University of Georgia has demonstrated for the first time a new technique to create tiny “natural motors” that could lead to new methods of drug delivery, disease treatment and bioengineering.

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Looking beyond the bell

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As a shrill vibrato tears through a high school, teenagers disperse for study halls and science class.

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Researcher finds way to halve greenhouse water use

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The well could eventually run dry. The water from a city main could stop flowing. As Georgia’s population keeps increasing—up more than 25 percent from 1990’s numbers—so does the demand for water.

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A new, green fuel

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A team of UGA researchers has developed a new biofuel derived from wood chips. Unlike previous fuels derived from wood, the new and still unnamed fuel can be blended with biodiesel and petroleum diesel to power conventional engines.

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The high cost of violence

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The most comprehensive study of its kind has found that violence costs the United States $70 billion annually, a figure that rivals federal education spending and the damage caused by hurricane Katrina.

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Bioenergy: Plant cell walls hold the secret

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UGA scientists have teamed up with researchers at major universities, national laboratories and industry in a new $125 million federal bioenergy research center to achieve the scientific breakthroughs that will efficiently – and economically – convert plants into fuels.

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Modeling dengue fever

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Infectious diseases are literally a moving target, with their incidence waxing and waning over time and the pathogens themselves constantly mutating and evolving.

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A cancer killer

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A new University of Georgia study finds that pectin, a type of fiber found in fruits and vegetables and used in making jams and other foods, kills prostate cancer cells.