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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.