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UF Astronomers Send School Spirit Soaring From Hawaiian Mountain

Published: Dec 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Leave it to astronomers to take something as simple as school spirit and build it up to global proportions.

UF Researcher Helps Establish New Views On Human Origins

Published: Dec 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —A University of Florida anthropologist is part of an international research team whose new findings could change the way human evolution theory is taught in some classrooms.

Seasonal Change Brings White Sharks To Florida, Says UF Shark Expert

Published: Nov 13th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Cooler temperatures that mark the terrestrial migration of human snowbirds to the Sunshine State also encourage the ocean’s most dangerous predator to make its voyage here, says a University of Florida researcher.

Rich Archaeological Site Gives UF Scientists New Clues About Early Man

Published: Nov 7th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A 10,000-year-old underwater time capsule is giving University of Florida scientists new clues about the first people to survive the tumultuous transition from the Ice Age to today’s modern climate.

UF Scientist’s Oyster Discovery Gives Clues About Evolution

Published: Oct 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Understanding why an ancient oyster became as large as a dinner plate may help answer the evolutionary riddle of how generations of dinosaurs and other animals grew.

Solar For Schools Program Takes Solar Science Into Middle School

Published: Sep 20th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida energy specialist Roy Johannesen works with a group of dedicated solar scientists, investigating ways to harvest the sun’s energy.

UF Scientists Confirm Three Genes Linked To Diabetes

Published: Aug 21st, 1996

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers are making steady progress in solving one of nature’s most challenging genetic puzzles: finding the intricate bits of DNA that make some people susceptible to developing insulin-dependent diabetes.

Modern Darwin Focuses On Extinction Of Species In Galapagos

Published: Aug 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Humans have erased eons of evolution on remote Pacific islands, says a University of Florida researcher who follows in Charles Darwin’s footsteps on an upcoming television special.

Little-Understood Weather Pattern May Cause Floods, Says UF Scientist

Published: Jun 21st, 1996

GAINESVILLE —Ocean cooling in another part of the world may help explain sudden storms that flood Florida rivers and streams during summer, says a University of Florida researcher.

Environmental Chemicals Can Combine To Create Potential Hazzard

Published: Jun 6th, 1996

NEW ORLEANS — The combination of two environmental chemicals commonly found in insecticides and pesticides produces a response 1,000 times more powerful than each individual chemical, possibly causing harmful effects to the endocrine system, according to scientists at the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) in New Orleans.