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Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates

Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates

Published: Aug 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.

Study reveals nature’s marketplaces can parallel those of humans

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — World financial markets may be reeling from new setbacks, but it turns out there’s a secret economy right under our noses and it’s thriving.

Geographic analysis offers new insight into coral disease spread

Published: Jul 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.

UF study shows tundra fires could accelerate climate warming

UF study shows tundra fires could accelerate climate warming

Published: Jul 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.

UF scientist to discuss work leading to sawfish addition to endangered list

UF scientist to discuss work leading to sawfish addition to endangered list

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida shark expert George Burgess is slated to speak at an international conference Monday about research that allowed the largetooth sawfish to be named a U.S. endangered species last week.

Loss of large predators, herbivores causes wide disruption of ecosystems

Published: Jul 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The decline of large predators and other “apex consumers” at the top of the food chain caused by humans has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a review of recent findings conducted by an international team of scientists, including a University of Florida professor.

UF astronomers start testing infrared camera at world’s largest telescope

UF astronomers start testing infrared camera at world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida astronomers are testing a new infrared camera this summer at the world’s largest telescope that will allow researchers to look for planets outside our own solar system and better explore hidden black holes at the centers of galaxies.

UF researcher, collaborators: Soil microbes aggravate global warming

Published: Jul 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plants are good for the planet because, among other things, they help offset the effects of global climate change. It turns out, however, that other members of the terrestrial ecosystem, soil microbes, may exacerbate the problem, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of plants.

Long distance: Research shows ancient rock under Haiti came from 1,000+ miles away

Published: Jul 12th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Earthquakes and volcanoes are known for their ability to transform Earth’s surface, but new research in the Caribbean has found they can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles.

UF, FSU receive $10 million for project to digitize U.S. biology collections

Published: Jul 8th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation announced today its award of a $10 million grant to the University of Florida and Florida State University to coordinate 92 institutions in 45 states working to digitize the nation’s biological collections.