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Simple reason helps males evolve more quickly

Published: Nov 14th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The observation that males evolve more quickly than females has been around since 19th century biologist Charles Darwin noted the majesty of a peacock’s tail feather in comparison with the plainness of the peahen’s.

Soil-moisture sensors may produce big water savings for homeowners, UF study shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Soil-moisture sensors hooked to sprinkler systems could put a huge dent in homeowners’ utility bills—and help conserve much-needed water, a new University of Florida study says.

UF research: Homeowners can cut irrigation without hurting lawns

Published: Nov 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With drought persisting across the Southeast, homeowners can slash water consumption by simply readjusting irrigation systems – with no harm to lawns or landscaping plants, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: Maya politics likely played role in ancient large-game decline

UF study: Maya politics likely played role in ancient large-game decline

Published: Nov 8th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study is the first to document ancient hunting effects on large-game species in the Maya lowlands of Central America, and shows political and social demands near important cities likely contributed to their population decline, especially white-tailed deer.

UF research: Florida’s population growth slows but still remains high

Published: Nov 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s population growth slowed considerably last year as the housing boom went bust, but it remained relatively strong and likely will stay that way for the next few years, the latest estimates from the University of Florida show.

UF study: Anti-immigration steps encourage foreigners to stay in U.S.

Published: Nov 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restrictions to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States are having the perverse effect of encouraging those who are already here to stay by any means necessary, a new University of Florida study finds.

Sex education in Florida schools varies widely, not available to all students

Published: Nov 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study reveals sex education programs in Florida’s public schools vary widely in content and often are afforded little class time — and many students miss out altogether.