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Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests

Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests

Published: Oct 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers including a University of Florida paleontologist has used a rich cache of plant fossils discovered in Colombia to provide the first reliable evidence of how Neotropical rainforests looked 58 million years ago.

UF study finds deficiencies in Columbus picture books used in schools

Published: Oct 5th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The story of Christopher Columbus and the people he encountered when he arrived in the Caribbean has yet to be truthfully conveyed in books used by elementary school students, a new University of Florida study finds.