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UF Scientist’s Oyster Discovery Gives Clues About Evolution

Published: Oct 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Understanding why an ancient oyster became as large as a dinner plate may help answer the evolutionary riddle of how generations of dinosaurs and other animals grew.

UF Study Says Cattle Are Champion Recyclers For Florida

Published: Oct 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE—They produce mountains of manure and stinky, ozone- depleting (some scientists contend), methane gas. They also supply the nation with sweet, fresh milk. It’s a real public relations quandary for the nation’s dairy cattle.

New Dean Named At UF College Of Veterinary Medicine

Published: Oct 30th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Dr. Joseph A. DiPietro has been named the new dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, following a national search.

Ghosts And Haunted Houses Can Be A Nightmare For Home Owners

Published: Oct 30th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — You’ve just moved into your dream house. There’s just one problem: You think it may be haunted.

UF Researchers Looking To Alternative Sources For Tomorrow’s Water

Published: Oct 28th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —The old saying, “You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry,” soon could ring true in Florida, experts say, unless someone figures out where the state’s future water supplies will come from.

UF Researchers: Gene Therapy Method To Treat Cystic Fibrosis Is Safe

Published: Oct 25th, 1996

ORLANDO—An experimental method of delivering gene therapy into the damaged airways of cystic fibrosis patients is safe, University of Florida researchers announced today (10/25) at the 10th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

Today’s Scary Stories Are Tame Compared To Victorian Age Tales

Published: Oct 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — The “Goosebumps” series might frighten kids today into sleeping with the lights on, but these tales are tame compared to stories written in the 17th and 18th centuries that told of children baking in ovens, being eaten or transforming into wild animals.

Great Pumpkin Is Great Surprise of 1996 Crop Of Mammoth Veggies

Published: Oct 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—For all you Halloween skeptics, Jim Stephens has this to report: The Great Pumpkin is real.

Temperament May Make Learning Easy As A, B, C, Says UF Researcher

Published: Oct 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Temperament plays a major role in how children learn, says a University of Florida researcher who has found differences in personality type by race, age and gender.

UF/IFAS Scientists: Fire Ants May Further Threaten Endangered Species

Published: Oct 17th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—While fire ants may be just a nuisance to homeowners, some University of Florida scientists think they could be a nightmare for endangered wildlife.