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Middlebury Assistant Professor David Allen prepares to inspect a piece of canvas dragged through the forest to collect ticks. Todd Balfour/Middlebury College

A tick detective wants to understand what drives tick abundance

A tick expert explains his work trying to understand why the abundance of the parasites vary so much from location to location and year to year.
Protesters in California against GM foods and agro-chemicals. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Why the GM food labeling debate is not over

Lawmakers reach a deal on national labeling rules for foods that contain GMOs, but if passed, it won't give consumers what research has shown consumers want.
An action figure prototype of the senator from Vermont. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

How Bernie Sanders can still become president

By many estimates, the senator from Vermont has lost the Democratic nomination for president of the U.S. But a King's College scholar explains how he can win.
Alternatives to GDP are already in use, but are yet to gain widespread acceptance. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Beyond GDP: are there better ways to measure well-being?

“At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken Imagine if a corporation used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounting to do its books: it would be…

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