Science Articles

Ultrasonic bat defenses are widespread in moths

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have discovered what is likely the largest animal mimicry complex on Earth, changing the way we see, or rather hear, the night sky.

Using AI, UF startup companies boost ailing citrus industry

As news broke that Florida’s citrus industry ended this year’s growing season with its lowest production in eight decades, an unlikely union has formed between two University of Florida startup companies to help reverse the trend.  

The long-term effects of heatstroke on the body

An expert on heat illness discusses the key symptoms and how severe heatstroke can stress the immune system and other organs for years.

AI micro-credential helps working professionals boost career options

Earning a micro-credential helps fill knowledge gaps, especially for those in the workforce who have limited time and cannot commit to a semester or longer of learning.

As temperatures rise, tropical glaciers feel same impact as poles

Glaciers in tropical mountain ranges are experiencing similar impact from the drivers of climate change as those in the polar regions of Antarctica and the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study published today in Nature. 

UF partners with CIA on improving cybersecurity

The university and the CIA have entered an agreement to study how artificial intelligence and machine learning applications can be used to detect and deter malicious agents that infiltrate computer networks.

Gophers are first non-human mammal known to farm

UF researchers discovered that pocket gophers fertilize crops of roots and harvest them for food, making them the first non-human mammal known to show farming behavior.

Record number of UF faculty earn National Science Foundation awards

The National Science Foundation has recognized a record nine University of Florida faculty members from a wide variety of academic disciplines with 2022 Early Career Development Awards, one of its most prestigious honors. 

UF/IFAS researchers will use AI to assess livestock mobility

UF scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production. To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence to analyze high-definition video of the animals as they move.

Physical activity, diet improve after bariatric surgery but do not meet recommended levels

A new study by UF researchers suggests patients may need continued support to help them maintain weight loss and other health benefits of bariatric surgery.

Here’s why miniature frogs can’t stick the landing

In an evolutionary first, researchers from UF and other institutions have found that a group of frogs have become so small they’re no longer able to maintain balance during quick maneuvers, like jumping.

What Florida researchers learned about how new fathers respond to "Dadvertising"

Stay-at-home dads are more common than ever before. Because of fathers’ changing roles in the household, advertisers are shifting how they market their products to this target audience. Does it work?

Three UF faculty elected to Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

Chimay Anumba, Ph.D, Dr. Desmond Schatz, M.D., Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., were three of 15 new members elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.