University of Florida associate professor Michael McDonald, who oversees the Election Project, told "Red & Blue" on CBSN Thursday that the early vote totals could indicate 45 to 50 percent turnout by eligible voters on election day. "In the last three decades, we've had about 40 percent of those eligible to vote participating in midterm elections. If we get in the upper end of that range, if we can beat the 1966 49-percent turnout rate, you'd have to go all the way back to 1914 to get a turnout rate above 50 percent," McDonald said.
Voters who are not affiliated with a party are voting at a higher rate in 2018 than the last midterm election in 2014, according to University of Florida professor Dan Smith. Through Oct. 30, about 350,000 voters without a party affiliation have voted by mail and about 250,000 voters without a party affiliation have voted early in person, according to Smith.
"We're seeing indications that younger people, persons of color are voting at higher rates relative to 2014," said Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida. McDonald pointed to the race for Georgia governor as an example. He said the campaign for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams had focused heavily on getting African-Americans and other likely supporters to vote early by mail. "We could actually see that African-Americans were making up an unusually large proportion of the mail ballots in Georgia," McDonald said.
"The problem is that you usually don't see them because of their underground tunnel and if (they are) in the house, they are within the walls, attic, etc.," said Dr. Thomas Chouvenc, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida.
Swamps are a type of wetland “characterized by a woody vegetation including trees or shrubs,” says Elliot White, Jr., a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s Watershed Ecology Lab who studies coastal swamps across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Older swamps that were never logged or converted to cropland sometimes have “a cathedral feel because the trees are very tall,” he says, and are separated by wide spaces “like columns in a large church.”
Sharon Austin, a political scientist and director of African-American studies at the University of Florida, said the celebrities can help Gillum reach critical voting blocs. “With someone like Niecy Nash, she is someone who has name recognition among young people, but also has name recognition among African-American women, and that’s a constituency that Andrew Gillum really does need to have turn out in large numbers,” Austin said.
Scientists know that the theory still doesn’t explain everything about the universe. So they keep testing it time and again. So far, nobody has been able to overthrow it. Although the effects of general relativity have been seen before, this was the first detection made by observing the motion of a star near a supermassive black hole. “To me, that’s what makes this so cool,” said Clifford Will, a University of Florida physicist who did not participate in the research. Will hopes his colleagues will be able to discover stars even closer to the black hole, where the effects of relativity would be stronger. This finding “is really the opening episode,” he said. “The future, I think, is going to be very exciting.”
“I use DEET all the time when I’m working in the field,” says Jonathan Day, a professor of medical entomology at the University of Florida.
DEET seems to work by binding to CO2 receptors in the nose-like appendage a mosquito uses to probe a person’s skin for blood, Day says. Rather than kill the mosquito, DEET somehow blocks the insect’s ability to feed. “It works on contact—not on smell—so mosquitos will still land on you but they won’t bite,” he explains.
“The results of our study are worrisome,” lead author Dr. Naykky Singh Ospina, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Florida, told TODAY. “They suggest that physicians interrupt patients extremely quickly when they are expressing their concerns.” The findings are based on an analysis of 112 doctor visits that were recorded between 2008 and 2015 in general practices in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and at the Mayo Clinic and its affiliated clinics.
“There’s something about financial decisions that goes beyond knowledge,” Aner Sela, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Florida whose work focuses on how people make choices, told me. “They have a unique flavor, and there’s something about that flavor we don’t like. They feel very cold, very abstract and analytical, and it’s something that you just don’t want to do.”
Almost six decades ago, Thomas Emmel became the first and only person to collect what is now officially known as Cyllopsis tomemmeli.
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