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Motorcycle Helmet Law Unsafe and Costly: UT Researcher

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Amending Tennessee’s motorcycle helmet law would increase medical costs for everyone, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville researcher said Tuesday. David Halstead, who heads UT-Knoxville’s Sports Biomechanics Impact Research Laboratory, said most people who choose not to wear helmets are uninsured. “The very people who won’t wear a helmet are the people who don’t

UT Researchers Say Forest Birds In Danger

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Many South American birds face extinction if major forest conservation does not occur immediately, a University of Tennessee ecologist says in this week’s Nature magazine. Dr. Stuart Pimm says many bird species may already be doomed but some could survive temporarily because of a “time lag” between deforestation and extinction. Some bird