Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, estimated to the Ocala Star-Banner that there were 200 monkeys living in and around the [Silver Spring State] park at the time. He partially credited the aggressive behavior to the monkeys learning to associate humans with food.
The new study is going to be "very controversially received," said Dr. Mark Hudak, lead author of an editorial accompanying the study. "I think there's going to be pushback on it, but one has to follow the evidence," said Hudak, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
At the time, the couple, from Apopka, Fla., knew the twins were conjoined at the abdomen but were not sure how. After the girls, Jesi and Remi, were born May 15, doctors at the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital learned that the newborns shared one big liver and that their intestines were connected. Doctors started putting together a plan to separate them.
People are drinking less soda than they used to. But in nearly every other way, the typical American diet hasn’t improved in a very long time. “The average American already consumes more than enough protein, but people are still seeking out more,” says Wendy Dahl, an associate professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Florida. Meanwhile, the popularity of anti-grain and low-carb diets has pushed people away from healthy sources of fiber—namely foods like fruits and whole grains, Dahl says.
The scammers mainly use technology known as VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, which is basically making phone calls over the Internet, said Patrick Traynor, a University of Florida professor in the department of computer and information science and engineering. That makes spoofing a number as easy and cheap as downloading an app. “The goal there is social engineering,” Traynor said. “They want you to think somebody might be a friend, somebody I might know, the business I may have interacted with.”
Fortunately, renowned computer scientist Dr. Juan E. Gilbert — chair of the department of computer & information science & engineering at the University of Florida — isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. He is the inventor of Prime III, the only open source voting system that has been used in state, federal and local elections in the United States to date. Other open source voting systems exist. What makes Dr. Gilbert’s unique is that anyone, including those with disabilities, can use it. “Those who cannot see, hear, read — as well as those who may have other physical disabilities, such as missing limbs — can vote using the same system as everyone else,” he explained in a phone interview.
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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