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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Jun 16th, 2003
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The universe just became a little less mysterious.
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.
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.
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.