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‘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.

Wolves show scientists are barking up the wrong tree

Wolves show scientists are barking up the wrong tree

Published: Sep 23rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The common notion is that dogs evolved a special sensitivity to their human masters during domestication.

UF physicists to take part in world’s most ambitious science experiment

Published: Sep 9th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the world’s largest particle accelerator goes live later this week, University of Florida physicists will join thousands of scientists working to crack the last major mysteries of the physical universe.

Study: Delaying evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasite possible

Published: Sep 4th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s no magic bullet for wiping out malaria, but a new study offers strong support for a method that effectively delays the evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasites, a University of Florida researcher says.

New research challenges long-held assumptions of flightless bird evolution

New research challenges long-held assumptions of flightless bird evolution

Published: Sep 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Large flightless birds of the southern continents – African ostriches, Australian emus and cassowaries, South American rheas and the New Zealand kiwi – do not share a common flightless ancestor as once believed.

Bad sign for global warming: Thawing permafrost holds vast carbon pool

Published: Sep 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Permafrost blanketing the northern hemisphere contains more than twice the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, making it a potentially mammoth contributor to global climate change depending on how quickly it thaws.

‘Pristine’ Amazonian region hosted large, urban civilization, study finds

‘Pristine’ Amazonian region hosted large, urban civilization, study finds

Published: Aug 28th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They aren’t the lost cities early explorers sought fruitlessly to discover.