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UF astronomers contribute to NASA’s planet discoveries

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA announced today the discovery of 11 new “solar systems” hosting at least 26 planets found with data from NASA’s Kepler Mission.

NASA‘s Kepler mission and UF astronomer find two new planets orbiting double suns

Published: Jan 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, a team that includes a University of Florida astronomer has discovered two new planets orbiting double star systems, something that had never been seen until last September.

Study shows early primate had a transitional lemur-like grooming claw

Study shows early primate had a transitional lemur-like grooming claw

Published: Jan 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper’s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws.

Global warming caused by greenhouse gases delays natural patterns of glaciation, researchers say

Published: Jan 9th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher and published online Jan. 8 in Nature Geoscience.

UF research on newly formed plants could lead to improved crop fertility

Published: Jan 6th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows genomes of a recently formed plant species to be highly unstable, a phenomenon that may have far-reaching evolutionary consequences.