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There is only one safe way to look directly at the sun: through special-purpose solar filters. These solar filters are used in “eclipse glasses” or in hand-held solar viewers. more >
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The moon will eclipse the sun on Monday. A UVA astronomer offers viewing tips. more >
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Researchers have found that dopamine-producing neurons are connected with the brain’s circadian center. more >
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A Wisconsin firm is offering employees the option of having a microchip implanted under their skin to open doors, buy snacks in the cafeteria or log onto company computers. UVA bioethicist Rosalyn Berne said the technology was inevitable. more >
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Big challenges in health care, robotics, social issues and more require big data analysis. UVA’s Data Science Institute is leading the way. more >
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The free, online intervention is designed to help people suffering from anxiety and depression break the cycle of negative thinking and envision brighter outcomes for the future. more >
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UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm, a research and learning facility in the northern Shenandoah Valley, serves dozens of scholars and tens of thousands of visitors each year. more >
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UVA alum and Charlottesville High School superstar teacher Matt Shields, who built an engineering curriculum from the ground up, says teachers must give up the idea of being “the experts in the room.” more >