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Fatherly Involvement with Teenage Girls May Lead to Safer Sexual Protection in College

Perhaps father does know best. Female college students who said their fathers were involved in their lives as teens reported engaging in less sex and using contraception more when they do have sex.
26-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

One Fish, Two Fish ─ Camera Counts Freshwater Fish, Which Could Help Combat Hydrilla


A former UF/IFAS graduate student drains ponds to verify fish counted on video. This leads to findings that can help fisheries managers control the invasive hydrilla.
22-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Bicyclists Willing to Ride Up to 3 Miles to Catch Bus, Train


Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better infrastructure, the UF researcher says.
16-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

UF/IFAS Study: Wheat Yield to Decline as Temperatures Increase

Production of wheat, one of the world's most important food crops, will decline as temperatures increase, a finding made possible by pooling computer models worldwide, in a study led by a UF/IFAS researcher.
14-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Citizen Science Project Abuzz Over Bees, Wasps


More than 600 people around the world helped UF/IFAS scientists by collecting valid data from nesting habitats they built for bees and wasps. Scientists hail this as another victory for "citizen science."
17-Dec-2014 9:15 AM EST

Tracking the Eyes: The Keys to Consumers’ Plant Preferences


Your eye movements and gazes tell researchers what you value in plant purchases - the plant itself, how it was grown or price.
16-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Neighborhood Designs Can Cut Carbon Emissions, Electric Costs


UF/IFAS researchers find that by clustering trees and homes on smaller lots, homeowners and developers can save money and improvement the environment.
15-Dec-2014 9:30 AM EST

The Gift of Gift Cards

UF/IFAS Finance Expert Dr. Michael Gutter has some tips if gift cards are on your holiday shopping list.
10-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perennial Peanut: A Ground Cover for Your Florida Yard

UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Wendy Wilber explains how you can use Perennial Peanut in your Florida lawn.
15-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What is eCycling?

UF/IFAS Sustainability Expert Dr. Wendell Porter offers a solution to old electronics that no longer work - recycling them.
14-May-2014 3:30 PM EDT

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