“There’s this lag between the time when the allegations are made and when the actual investigations are completed. It’s in that lag period that the perceptions solidify to ... ‘Yes, this a problem, and we need to do something about it,’” said Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida who has analyzed many allegations of election fraud. “By the time we actually get to the follow-up story, if there is one... by then it’s too late. People don’t connect the stories. They just believe whatever the initial story was.”
Allison Smith, a graduate student in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, says rural owls living on ranches will decorate the burrow and its environs with cow and coyote poop, while more upscale urban owls opt for dog poop and garbage. All will incorporate prey items and other natural objects. “I found one burrow last year with over 50 cigarette butts at it, and another with the legs from 72 frogs,” Smith says.
The Medical Honors Program (MHP), formerly known as the Junior Honors Medical Program, is an accelerated seven-year direct medical program at the University of Florida. Highly competitive, it admits a select number of students each year who have demonstrated superior abilities in both school and extracurricular activities with a passionate interest in serving others. Led by Director Dr. Peter Sayeski, the program tries to differentiate itself from other BS/MD through recent initiatives put in place. “One of the biggest takeaways is the philosophy about where we go in our professional lives. We often think it is due to our respective accomplishments, but I think it has a lot to do with those individuals that facilitate and advocate for us. Our alums are leaders in their respective medical fields and they possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise. As such, we are now leveraging the experience of our alumni for the benefit of our students.”
Michael Perfit, University of Florida – The night before the dive, scientists each prepare a bag (generally a pillow case) full of the clothing and recording materials they’ll need. This typically includes a warm hat, pants, sweater and extra socks to put on while on the bottom because the sub rapidly gets cold and damp in the near-freezing seawater at depth. I try to get a good night’s rest because a typical eight-hour dive can be mentally and physically exhausting.
The University of Florida's online program is ranked highly among others for offering a plethora of options for students who choose to forgo the campus experience. From computer science to nursing, you can choose from 20 different bachelor's programs and the best part is, you'll earn the exact same degree that you would if you were on campus. Plus, UF is totally flexible in allowing students to customize their schedules and paths. For example, for most classes, you can watch lectures and do assignments on your own time!
“These brain changes were in the same direction as what you would see with aging, but they occurred at a faster speed,” says Rachael Seidler, a professor of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, and a coauthor of the new JAMA paper. “They were greater with longer spaceflight mission durations, and larger brain changes were correlated with greater balance declines.”
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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