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Hungry Parents May Feed Their Kids More, UF Study Finds

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity.
12-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

At the Insect Singles Bar, Cicadas Provide the Soundtrack


Summer days resonate with the sound of cicadas trying to make a love connection. But like a lot of singles, male cicadas don’t always attract the kind of mates they’re hoping for.
8-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Mixed Response

Deliberately flooding riverbeds left parched by dams has great potential to restore wetlands, but may also have a significant unintended consequence: the release of greenhouse gases.
8-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extortion Extinction

Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida researchers says it has developed a way...
8-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Setting the Gold Standard

A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve the function of...
8-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

University of Florida geochemist Andrea Dutton and colleagues at the University of Michigan have utilized a new technique of analysis to reconstruct Antarctic ocean temperatures that support the idea that the combined impacts of volcanic eruptions...
6-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

July 1 Marks 100-Year Anniversary of New Jersey’s ‘12 Days of Terror’

Before five shark attacks left four people dead and one wounded on the Jersey Shore in 1916, there was widespread doubt a shark would even bite a human.
28-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Relationship Advice From a Gender-Bending Fish That Mates for Life

A 3-inch monogamous hermaphrodite proves the saying “there’s plenty more fish in the sea” isn’t always the case.
9-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF Neuroscientists Available for Comment After Mentors Receive Lasker Award

Two University of Florida Health neuroscientists will be available for comment on the recipients of The Lasker Foundation’s Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Mahlon DeLong, a neurologist at the Emory University School of Medicine,...
8-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF Experts Available for the 2014 Hurricane Season

16-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert in Florida Politics Recalls Gov. Askew’s Legacy

13-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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