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Major evolutionary study rewrites bird ‘tree of life’

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The flamingo looks like it should be closely related to the stork or crane, but its closest relative may actually be the diminutive, modest grebe.

University of Florida professor designs plasma-propelled flying saucer

University of Florida professor designs plasma-propelled flying saucer

Published: Jun 11th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flying saucers may soon be more fact than mere science fiction.

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

Published: Jun 9th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers studying embryonic stem cells have explored the first fork in the developmental road, getting a new look at what happens when fertilized eggs differentiate to build either an embryo or a placenta.

Andes Mountains grew in rapid spurts, not slowly, UF researcher says

Published: Jun 5th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mountain building may occur in faster fits and spurts than previously realized, according to a new study tracking the uplift of a central portion of the massive Andes Mountains in South America.

Visiting the South’s ‘stroke buckle’ increases risk of stroke death

Published: Jun 5th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It might not only be the state of your health but also the state you visit that increases the chances of dying from a stroke, a new University of Florida study finds.

Scientists edge closer to unlocking secrets of mysterious Crab Pulsar

Published: Jun 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like a celestial top, the spinning neutron star known as the Crab Pulsar is slowing, a phenomenon that astronomers have yet to fully understand.