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.
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.
Cool weather helps hungry elephants defeat ants to score a snack.
New research uncovers an odd similarity between elephant skin and the skin of the yellow-bellied sea snake.
We asked a herpetologist to address our highly fictional Game of Thrones dragon scenarios using real science.
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 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.
Nearly half a billion more people could be at risk for contracting mosquito-borne diseases such as yellow fever, Zika, dengue and chikungunya in the next 30 years as a result of climate change, new research shows.
Swarup Bhunia department of electrical and computer engineering professor, has been named director and My T. Thai, a UF Research Foundation professor, is associate director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
A University of Florida alumnus who co-founded the computer graphics company NVIDIA and a chemistry professor who invented a groundbreaking analytical instrument that is used daily in drug development are among the newest members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.