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UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

Published: May 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study describes a 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodilian that swam in the same rivers as Titanoboa 60 million years ago in the world’s oldest-known rain forest.

New chemical language of neural systems is revealed

Published: May 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comb jellies – a seemingly simple form of marine life — took a radically different path to neural complexity than the rest of the animal kingdom, a finding that could have implications for synthetic and regenerative medicine, new University of Florida research shows.

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

Published: May 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.”

Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

UF scientists discover over 100 species in drive to document biodiversity

Published: May 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 5-million-year-old saber-toothed cat, the world’s oldest grape and a bizarre hermit crab were among more than 100 new species discovered by University of Florida scientists last year.

First journalism and communications preeminence position goes to psychology of new technologies expert

Published: May 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on the psychology of technology will join the team being assembled to make the University of Florida a leader in online teaching and learning, College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

UF/IFAS researchers start to pinpoint biological control for Brazilian peppertree

Published: May 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A South American insect could help control the invasive Brazilian peppertree in places where it supplants critical habitat for many organisms, according to University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.

‘Motivation enhancement’ key for success in job training programs, UF study says

Published: May 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Freshly minted college graduates, take note: Buying a new suit may be No. 1 on your list for landing that first big job, but new research shows picking the right job training program could give you the real winning edge.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

Published: May 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.