Science Articles

How our brains learn new athletic skills fast

What if the secret to learning new motor skills quickly lies not in our muscles, but in our eyes?

First local extinction in the US due to sea level rise

The United States has lost its only stand of the massive Key Largo tree cactus in what researchers believe is the first local extinction of a species caused by sea level rise in the country.

How AI will transform the Olympics

UF experts analyze what changes AI will bring to the Games.

American Dream: Taiwan-born UF professor wins prestigious NASA award

Jacob Chung awarded for work on advanced propellant systems

NSF-funded project helps veterans build skills in cybersecurity

Faculty from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Education are leading the program that teaches veterans in-demand skills in hardware security.

Soaring birds use their lungs to modify mechanics of flight

UF researchers discovered that hawks, eagles improve their flight with their lungs

The Conversation: Are older adults more vulnerable to scams?

UF psychologists examine factors that may make older adults more susceptible to financial exploitation.

A protein that enables smell — and stops cell death

The protein Orco is essential for smell neuron function and development in ants, fostering the insects’ social behavior

UF joins NASA mission to launch artificial star into Earth’s orbit

$19.5M Landolt Mission poised to deepen our knowledge of dark energy

New $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to study phenomenon affecting agriculture, cancer, biodiversity and more

It’s in your heart and liver, in the vegetables you eat, in the rogue cells that cause cancer. Those who live in temperate regions are surrounded by more of it than people who live in the tropics, and without it, humans wouldn’t exist. It’s called polyploidy, and only within the last few years have biologists begun to recognize its significance across the tree of life.

Study shows orange peel extract may improve heart health

Extract from orange peels may be a key to heart health, a new study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has found 

UF, partners launch Space-Edge Accelerator to promote space business development

The innovative program will help companies and individuals build connections with UF researchers to expand their space research and development portfolios

The hidden motive behind U.S. voters' stance on noncitizen voting

A new study from the University of Florida exposes a driving force fueling the debate on voting rights

UF partners with the National Security Agency to enhance STEM education

The education partnership agreement will support workforce development initiatives and efforts to cultivate undergraduate students with backgrounds and interest in AI and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NASA selects UF mission to better track the Earth’s water and ice

The mission, titled 'GRATTIS' (Gravitational Reference Advanced Technology Test in Space), was the sole proposal selected in a national competition.