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Kids’ ‘Community’ Knowledge From Internet Leaves UF/IFAS Researcher Hopeful

Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a UF/IFAS team of researchers found kids gained more of a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs.
15-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Climate, Genetics Can Affect How Long Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Live


Researchers examine survival rates for healthy mosquitoes and those carrying West Nile virus, under varying environments. The results were complicated, but intriguing.
10-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Beloved Crape Myrtle in Nurseries Now Susceptible to Bacterial Leaf Spot


Crape myrtle, an iconic tree in many yards around the country, has a new disease problem, researchers have found.
10-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

With a Little Help, Citizen Scientists Can Be Good Proxies, Research Shows


Just give them an index card, some cookie crumbs and a plastic zip-top bag, and most anyone turns into a citizen scientist. They're collecting useful data for UF/IFAS and N.C. State University researchers in a nationwide project.
7-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Offer Kids Whole Grains; They’ll Eat Them

Most parents don't feed their kids whole grains under the assumption children will find them bland. But a new UF/IFAS study shows if you offer the children whole grains, they will eat them.
23-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Model May Help Growers Mitigate Costly Droughts

The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida and Georgia. Scientists say its implications are far wider.
18-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Study Shows Promise for Antioxidants Extracted From Grape Seeds, Skin

They normally go to landfills as waste, but grape seeds and skin are full of antioxidants, and UF/IFAS researchers used enzymes to extract the nutritious elements.
17-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS to Host Public Event to Discuss Genetically Engineered Foods


Officials hope to shed light on the issue by hosting a public seminar June 18.
10-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

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

Lovebug Invasion

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Norm Leppla talks about these pesky insects that fly around twice a year and leave multiple stains when colliding with vehicles.
9-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nutrition Professor Available to Comment on Proposed FDA Nutrition-Label Changes


FDA's proposed changes to nutrition labels on packaged foods and beverages are great, but will likely be a big reality check for consumers, UF professor and nutrition expert suggests.
27-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Offer Relationship Tips, Advice for Valentine’s Day Coverage

3-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

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