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Science paper: overharvesting of Brazil nuts leading to fewer trees

Published: Dec 18th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brazil nuts, those time-honored holiday stocking stuffers, will continue to help save the rainforest — as long at least a few of the brown morsels are left behind to grow into trees.

UF study: elderly admit hearing loss but not necessarily its effects

Published: Dec 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The elderly aren’t as stubborn as stereotyped in their unwillingness to admit hearing loss, although they may still deny the strain it creates for themselves and others, a new University of Florida study finds.

First experiments on birds of paradise tie metabolism, ecology

Published: Dec 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Birds of paradise, those resplendent, elaborately-shaped birds of the South Pacific, hardly seem like a potential source for ironclad biological fact.

UF’s natural history museum to study catfish with $4.7 million NSF grant

Published: Oct 15th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and four other institutions $4.7 million to discover and describe all catfish species worldwide.

New research uncovers how the voice gives away a person’s age

Published: Oct 1st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows wrinkles and gray hair are visible signs of age. But indicators of age in a person’s voice are harder to pin down: For every seeming giveaway such as low volume, it’s easy to think of an exception.

Federal officials: UF engineers’ hurricane data vital to monitoring Isabel

Published: Sep 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal hurricane forecasters and emergency managers had an unprecedented up-close, real-time view of Hurricane Isabel’s windy fury as the storm moved ashore last week, thanks in part to four mobile weather towers operated by the University of Florida and Clemson University.

UF Astronomers: Universe Slightly Simpler Than Expected

Published: Jun 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The universe just became a little less mysterious.

In A "Wild Place:" Astronomers Find Seven Planet-Forming Disks, Doubling Total

Published: May 26th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A mammoth sky survey led by University of Florida astronomers has uncovered seven planet-forming disks in clusters of young stars, doubling the number of such disks discovered and expanding the territory that might yield new planets.

Two New UF Instruments To Aid Quest For Cosmic Origins

Published: May 5th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Astronomers probing the most distant and ancient regions of the universe and the origins of galaxies, stars and planets will soon have two powerful new tools.

UF launches first major university effort at becoming carbon neutral

Published: Apr 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help alleviate its impact on global warming, the University of Florida is taking the lead among major universities nationwide by becoming the first to craft a plan for the net elimination of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.