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UF/IFAS Process Can Convert Human-Generated Waste Into Fuel in Space


Who would've known human waste could be used to propel spacecraft from the moon back to Earth? UF/IFAS researchers responded to the call from NASA and came up with a process to convert waste to methane and propel spacecraft to Earth.
25-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

University of Florida Receives Part of $7 Million Grant to Empower Women Farmers in Africa


The project, “Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services,” aims to increase global food security and support rural development by teaching Extension agents how to help women learn the best agricultural practices and...
20-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes has become an epidemic. UF/IFAS Dietitian Dr. Linda Bobroff explains what it is, and why testing and management is so important.
12-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

‘Nudges’ Try to Help College Students Live Healthier


Here's one way to try to get college students to live healthier lifestyles: They log onto their computer and get lessons and emails, telling them why they should eat better, exercise and sleep right. That's what researchers at 13 universities...
12-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

UF/IFAS Mosquito-Feeding Study May Help Stem Dangerous Viruses

Mosquitoes bite male birds nearly twice as often as they bite females, a finding that may help scientists understand how to stem some viruses from spreading to humans.
5-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Teen Anti-Substance Abuse Program Proves Successful

Middle school children learn about illegal substances and may avoid alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs through a Florida 4-H program, administered by UF/IFAS.
28-Oct-2014 11:35 AM EDT

More Waters May Deserve Federal Protection, Study Suggests

A University of Florida research team, whose EPA-funded study is published online in the journal Water Resources Research, shows that geographically isolated wetlands can be connected in ways that are largely ignored, but that may be critically...
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Florida’s Climate Boosts Soil-Carbon Storage, Cuts Greenhouse Emissions

Sequestration helps mitigate carbon-based gases from getting into the atmosphere. A new UF/IFAS study shows Florida's warm, wet climate helps keep carbon in the soil.
30-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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

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