Oldest horse DNA in Americas supports folklore origin

A single horse tooth from Haiti reveals that popular folklore that the Spanish shipwrecked horses off the coast of the U.S. is likely true.

Are Shark attacks on the rise this summer?

Based on news accounts, it may seem there are more shark sightings — and attacks — than usual along the northeastern shores of the United States, but a UF shark expert says that’s a misleading perception.

How Florida researchers are using UF’s supercomputer

High-impact research is in full swing on the University of Florida’s powerful supercomputer, with faculty and students from across the State University System using HiPerGator ⁠— one of the smartest machines in the world — to advance critical work in areas including the environment, technology and medicine.

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.  

Heatstroke stresses the body years after the original heat illness

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.

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.