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UF Study: Body Art Shows Gender Preferences

Published: Nov 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For college students anxious to rebel against their parents’ fashion sensibilities, getting a tattoo or piercing may be the modern-day equivalent of the 1960s-era fascination with long hair and love beads.

UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Unaffected By Elections

Published: Nov 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence was unaffected by the elections, remaining unchanged in November for the third month in a row, a sign that holiday retail sales are likely to be modest, University of Florida economists report.

UF study: sexual revolution began with ‘silent generation’ of ‘40s and ‘50s

Published: Nov 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The sexual revolution did not start in the free-loving 1960s as is commonly thought, a University of Florida researcher says. It began with the “silent generation” of the 1940s and ‘50s, which as its moniker implies, didn’t talk much about sex.

Tastes great! UF scientists find bacteria that improve foul-tasting water

Published: Nov 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For thirsty consumers tired of choking down water with an earthy or musty flavor, the solution may lie within the water itself, a team of University of Florida researchers has found. The team has identified a type of bacterium that can quickly and inexpensively remove a foul-tasting, foul-smelling compound. Their findings appear in the current issue of the journal Water Research.

UF study: New York leads in snowbirds moving temporarily to Florida

Published: Nov 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is true — the person who winters in Florida before heading back North is most likely to be a New Yorker over 55, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: New York Leads In Snowbirds Moving Temporarily To Florida

Published: Nov 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is true — the person who winters in Florida before heading back North is most likely to be a New Yorker over 55, a new University of Florida study finds.

Employee’s first month on the job can predict turnover, UF study shows

Published: Nov 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing job discontentment and sudden negative events during an employee’s first month on the job are crucial in determining whether he or she will leave within the first two years, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher on early employee job turnover.

Study reveals women like idea of skipping periods but want more information

Published: Nov 17th, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Women like the idea of menstrual suppression — skipping or eliminating monthly periods — but want their health-care providers to tell them more about it, according to a report co-authored by University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers: Lights From Beachfront Development Harm Endangered Beach Mice

Published: Nov 17th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Light from oceanfront hotels and houses is making life tougher for the endangered beach mouse, according to a University of Florida study.

Intruder Alert: New Method Provides Double Computer Crime-Solving Evidence

Published: Nov 16th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like an episode of "CSI: Computers," a UF researcher has developed a technique that gives digital detectives twice the forensic evidence they now have to catch all kinds of hackers, from curious teenagers to disgruntled employees to agents of foreign governments.