Published: Nov 24th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — If it seemed like the plastic light-up Santa Claus in the toy aisle was dangerously close to rubbing elbows with the Fourth of July Uncle Sam cutout over in lawn and garden, join the crowd: Most people think retailers are putting up their Christmas displays earlier than ever, according to a recent University of Florida survey.
Published: Mar 7th, 1997
GAINESVILLE—Can spirituality improve health? A University of Florida researcher is trying to find out, using a new scientific survey to put religion under the microscope.
Published: Feb 5th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — A new study on capital punishment co-authored by a University of Florida professor shows nearly 70 inmates have been released from death row during the past 25 years because of doubts about their guilt.
Published: Jan 15th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — Friday is the 20th anniversary of the first execution in the United States since the death penalty’s reinstatement, and a University of Florida researcher’s new study shows 90 percent of the nation’s top criminologists say killing people to deter violent crime is an immense waste of time and money.
Published: Jan 10th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — Followers of evolution and creation have been feuding for nearly a century, but the two schools of thought may have more in common than it seems, says a University of Florida history professor.