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Scientists close in on source of X-rays in lightning

Published: Jul 15th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology engineering researchers have narrowed the search for the source of X-rays emitted by lightning, a feat that could one day help predict where lightning will strike.

Research shows contraception could control problem parakeets

Research shows contraception could control problem parakeets

Published: Jul 8th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When monk parakeets began to infiltrate the United States in the 1960s, some feared they would ravage farm crops as they often had in their native South America.

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

Published: Jul 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A farm irrigation canal would seem a healthier place for toads than a ditch by a supermarket parking lot.