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UF study suggests spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites far older than fossil record indicates

UF study suggests spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites far older than fossil record indicates

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and other arachnids get a little respect from humans, and a new University of Florida study suggests they deserve more, because they’ve apparently managed to survive a very, very long time.

‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

Published: Oct 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diplomats or military envoys making their first trip to China may soon have a chance to visit a Chinese office building, stop in at a traditional teahouse or hop a cab — all before they board a plane.

Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar

Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar

Published: Oct 21st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A bit of serendipity has given astronomers a surprise view of a never-before-observed event in the birth of a galaxy.

Girls who start puberty early are less able to cope with stress

Published: Oct 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Girls who enter puberty early may be less able to cope with being bullied or rejected by other students than their female classmates who mature later, a new University of Florida study finds.

Created in part by UF, world’s largest computing grid to launch today

Published: Oct 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest computing grid, pioneered in part by University of Florida researchers, will be launched today to crunch the mammoth amounts of data expected to be produced by the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe.