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Consumer, Be Aware: Quality of Health-Related Internet Searches Varies

If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.
4/8/2014 1:00 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Scientists to Conduct Experiment on Plants in Space

Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological...
3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT

For Older Drivers, Study Finds, One Drink May Be One Too Many

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver.
3/6/2014 3:00 PM EST

Seashell Loss Due to Tourism Increase May Have Global Impact

Global tourism has increased fourfold over the last 30 years, resulting in human-induced seashell loss that may harm natural habitats worldwide, according to a University of Florida scientist.
1/6/2014 3:00 PM EST

Some Plants May Not Adapt Quickly to Future Climate Change

Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than initially...
12/20/2013 3:00 PM EST

UF Researchers’ Experiment Is First to Simulate Warming of Arctic Permafrost

Although vegetation growth in the Arctic is boosted by global warming, it’s not enough to offset the carbon released by the thawing of the permafrost beneath the surface, University of Florida researchers have found in the first experiment in the...
12/5/2013 10:00 AM EST

Shutdown Spurs Big Drop in Floridians’ Confidence in Economy

Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.
10/29/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Fossil Record Shows Crustaceans Vulnerable as Modern Coral Reefs Decline

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many ancient crustaceans went extinct following a massive collapse of reefs across the planet, and new University of Florida research suggests modern species living in rapidly declining reef habitats may now be at risk.
9/23/2013 1:00 PM EDT

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