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News media losing role as gatekeepers

News media losing role as gatekeepers

September 19, 2014

A new study finds that ‘social mediators’ on Twitter are playing an increasingly important role. Read More

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The Role of Vitamin D

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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 vitamin D in their bloodstream.

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In support of black bears

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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…

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Miscanthus: Better Southeast biofuel crop

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When it comes to growing crops to make into biofuels, the talk usually centers on corn or switchgrass.

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Algae may help corals survive

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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.

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More vegetables, please!

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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.

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Missing monarchs

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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.

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UGA researcher sleuths stink bug’s on-farm travels

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In recent years, the stink bug has become a major problem for Georgia crops, particularly in cotton fields, where it costs farmers millions in losses annually.

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Environmental education study reveals outdoor awareness

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Many researchers have identified a common theme in today’s society: Reduced contact between children and nature.

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UGA pumpkin variety grows well for Georgia farmers

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Heading to a local pumpkin patch to pick the season’s best is a time-honored fall family activity. Thanks to University of Georgia researchers, a better, Georgia-specific pumpkin is available for carving or baking.