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Tiny Price Gaps Cost Investors Billions

New research shows that, millions of times each day, investors in the U.S. stock market see different prices at the same moment—and that these differing prices cost investors at least $2 billion dollars each year.
22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Banning Food Waste: Lessons for Rural America

As Vermont prepares to implement the first statewide food waste ban, UVM research shows 72% of Vermonters already compost or feed food scraps to pets/livestock, but few are willing to pay for curbside composting pickup. Study offers important policy...
15-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Team Builds the First Living Robots

Scientists repurposed living frog cells—and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny “xenobots” can move toward a target and heal themselves after being cut. These novel living machines are neither a traditional robot nor a...
10-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: Obesity Could Affect Brain Development in Children

New research in JAMA Pediatrics found that obese children had a thinner pre-frontal cortex than normal weight children.The thinner cortex could be factor in the decreased executive function earlier studies observed among children with higher BMI,...
18-Dec-2019 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: U.S. Takes ‘Low Road’ to Growth with Adverse Impact on Wellbeing, Future Prosperity

Some nations, like the U.S., take the low road to economic growth, where growing numbers of women in the workforce may stimulate the economy, but inadequate child care overburdens them and threatens the quality of the future labor force. High road...
17-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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With Novel Technique, New Study Is First to Definitively Map the Early Development of PTSD

Only 23% of people who experience trauma develop PTSD. New research offers clues on identifying which trauma victims will develop the disorder and suggests potential interventions. Findings are based on a novel technique that gathered patient...
12-Dec-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story...
5-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ratcheting up NBA Rookie Salaries May Incentivize Athletes to Finish College

In a paper for the “International Journal of International Sport Finance” Barbara Arel and Michael J. Tomas III, faculty at the University of Vermont, reimagined the NBA’s rookie salary scale to redistribute pay in a way that compensate...
6-Dec-2019 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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