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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

Survey Shows Floridians Have Concerns About Food Safety, GMOs

While Floridians believe they do a fairly good job of keeping themselves safe from foodborne illnesses, they aren’t always clear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose the biggest risks.
8-Dec-2014 2:45 PM EST

UF/IFAS Researchers Build Searchable Database of Non-Native Plants


Researchers with UF/IFAS’ Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants spent more than a year developing a searchable website and database to help Floridians assess problem— or just plain puzzling —non-native plants.
5-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

UF/IFAS Scientists Find Potential Biological Control for Avocado-Ravaging Disease


Redbay ambrosia beetles can bring the laurel wilt disease to avocado trees, ravaging the trees and crop. But UF/IFAS researchers may have found a biological control for the beetles.
2-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

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

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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