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Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Published: Jun 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Get your snorkel and swim fins ready: it’s time to go hunt scallops.

Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Published: Jun 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blackbeard and Ben Franklin deserve equal billing for founding democracy in the United States and New World, a new University of Florida study finds.

Consumer confidence rises in June for no apparent explainable reason

Published: Jun 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians in June rose four points to 90, reflecting optimism about the long-term future of the U.S. economy, but University of Florida economists say they are unsure exactly why.

New UF tool measures heart implant patients’ anxiety

Published: Jun 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Implantable heart devices are the treatment of choice for patients with potentially life-threatening irregular heartbeats. But the thought of receiving a high-energy shock to restore normal cardiac rhythm can strike fear in their hearts nonetheless.

Astronomers to meet in Miami to plan for world’s largest telescope

Astronomers to meet in Miami to plan for world’s largest telescope

Published: Jun 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Astronomers from Spain, Mexico and the United States will gather in Miami next week to plan for the first observations of the world’s largest telescope – a $160 million behemoth under development for the past six years on Spain’s Canary Islands.

UF study: Community colleges face leadership gap over next five years

Published: Jun 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Community colleges could face a critical leadership gap as administrators born during the early baby boom era retire over the next five years, according to University of Florida education researchers.

Armed with cannons, cranes and wind machines, engineers test houses

Armed with cannons, cranes and wind machines, engineers test houses

Published: Jun 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The wind roared against the house. Shingles and tar paper flew off the roof, exposing bare plywood. The front window buckled, then shattered, shooting glass shards into the living room.

Global warming could accelerate from thawing Siberian permafrost

Global warming could accelerate from thawing Siberian permafrost

Published: Jun 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Permafrost soil blanketing northeastern Siberia contains about 75 times more carbon than is released by burning fossil fuels each year. That means it could become a potent, likely unstoppable contributor to global climate change if it continues to thaw.

Elders with anemia face increased health risks

Published: Jun 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elderly patients who develop anemia risk serious health problems that increase the odds they will be hospitalized and nearly double the chance they will die, according to findings from a long-term study by a multi-institute research team.

Exercise improves mental state of individuals with physical disabilities

Published: Jun 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Individuals with physical disabilities who participate in regular physical activity benefit emotionally from exercise, according to a University of Florida study.