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UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

Published: Nov 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A trendy holiday gift within a decade may be a hand-held device that instantly identifies any species from a snippet of animal tissue, says a University of Florida researcher.

Archaeologists: Ancient brewery tended by elite, female brewmasters

Archaeologists: Ancient brewery tended by elite, female brewmasters

Published: Nov 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If the ancient mountaintop city in southern Peru was the vanished Wari empire’s unique imperial showplace, the brewery was its piece de resistance.

UF researcher: Global warming dramatically changed ancient forests

UF researcher: Global warming dramatically changed ancient forests

Published: Nov 10th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Palmettos in Pennsylvania? Magnolias in Minnesota? The migration of subtropical plants to northern climates may not be too far-fetched if future global warming patterns mirror a monumental shift that took place in the past, new research by an international team of scientists suggests.

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

Published: Aug 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Prehistoric big game hunters and not the last ice age are the likely culprits in the extinction of giant ground sloths and other North American great mammals such as mammoths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF science discovery raises questions about origin of African mammals

Published: Mar 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Into Africa” rather than “Out of Africa” could well be the better description of how certain mammals originated and spread across the world, according to a University of Florida scientist, who has found the first evidence for origins in North America of a mammal thought to be endemic to Africa.

UF Researcher: Ideas About Fossil Horses Undergo Evolution In Thinking

UF Researcher: Ideas About Fossil Horses Undergo Evolution In Thinking

Published: Mar 21st, 2005

Gainesville, Fla. — The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be, says a University of Florida researcher whose findings show that the evolution of horses had more twists and turns than previously thought.