Science Articles

Inside the wind machine

The University of Florida’s Powell Family Structure and Materials Laboratory has designed new, innovative technology that will assist in gathering more timely, efficient hurricane research.

To see how invasive predators change an ecosystem, watch their prey

Invading predators can devastate an ecosystem. The destruction is usually blamed on the predator, but sometimes the key lies in the prey animals’ behavior, according to a new study by led by University of Florida biology professor Todd Palmer and an international team of researchers.

Did UV rays spell doom for Neanderthals?

The extinction of Neanderthals and large mammals 40,000 years ago coincided with a weakened geomagnetic field that reduced protection from ultra-violet radiation, a new study shows.

Temperatures in the African savanna affect ant/plant mutualism

Cool weather helps hungry elephants defeat ants to score a snack.

Sea snake skin resembles elephant skin more than snake skin

New research uncovers an odd similarity between elephant skin and the skin of the yellow-bellied sea snake.

Our expert takes on your burning dragon questions

We asked a herpetologist to address our highly fictional Game of Thrones dragon scenarios using real science.

UF Startup Florida Insect Control Group featured at University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C.

UF researchers behind Florida Insect Control Group, a pest control device company, originally intended to protect deployed military personnel from insect-borne diseases, shared their #Research2Startup story at an APLU event in Washington, D.C.

Governor Ron DeSantis appoints Dr. Thomas K. Frazer as Chief Science Officer

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of UF’s Dr. Thomas K. Frazer, director of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, as the State of Florida’s first Chief Science Officer.