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World Cup:

In World Cup action, Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Iran 3-1, Argentina edged Nigeria 3-2, France tied Ecuador at 0, and Switzerland bested Honduras 3-0.

The United States has their final first round game against Germany today at noon on ESPN. Meanwhile at the same time Portugal will play Ghana. The outcome of both games will determine who will advance in Group G.

The clarity of one's memories is referred to as memory resolution.

Dr. Phillip Ko, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, is studying the sharpness of memory in order to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Robert Scherrer of Vanderbilt University lays out a hypothesis that could explain dark matters elusive nature. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University reveals the evidence for a violent merger of the Milky Way with another galaxy.


Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests include galaxy dynamics, N-body simulations, supermassive black holes, and gravitational waves.

About Dr. Holley-Bockelmann

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tom Dillehay of Vanderbilt University explains the debate over exactly how and when humans migrated into North and South America. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.

Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.  She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University explains the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.

Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.  She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Zald of Vanderbilt University reveals why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Newhouse of Vanderbilt University explains research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Danny Winder of Vanderbilt University explains why the effects of alcohol can vary widely among individuals.

Danny Winder is an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University where his research lab focuses on understanding the synaptic mechanisms behind anxiety and addiction. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.