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Watch how hammerhead sharks get their hammer

The first-ever look at hammerhead shark development shows how they develop their hammer in stunning detail.
28-Sep-2023 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exercise-mimicking drug sheds weight, boosts muscle activity in mice

A new drug encourages weight loss and increases endurance by making the body act like it is exercising.
25-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists seek to lure mosquitoes, build better surveillance system for southeast region with USDA-NIFA grant

UF scientists will develop a low-cost mosquito trap to lure the insects and create a web-based dashboard to improve surveillance across the southeast United States
22-Sep-2023 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

56 million Americans unknowingly exposed to secondhand smoke

Blood tests reveal that millions of Americans are exposed to tobacco smoke without knowing it.
18-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists find good places to grow long-spined sea urchins, a starting point to restore ‘the lawn mowers of the reefs’

University of Florida scientists are trying to raise as many urchins as possible because they eat algae that could otherwise smother reef ecosystems and kill corals. A UF post-doctoral researcher led newly published research that identifies algae on...
13-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breakthrough Polymer Research Promises to Revolutionize Recycling

A team of researchers led by Brent Sumerlin, of the University of Florida, has made a breakthrough with the potential for a new method for recycling plastic that promises to lower the energy requirement without sacrificing the quality of the plastic.
7-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies, study finds

When oleander aphids infested tropical milkweed, monarch butterflies laid fewer eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars developing on those plants were slower to mature.
24-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unlocking secrets of the elusive ghost shark

Just in time for Shark Week, researchers are trawling deep underwater to learn more about the ghostlike fish that lurks on the ocean floor
24-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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