Science Articles

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.

Climate change will expose more people to risk of mosquito-borne disease

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.

The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World at the University of Florida names leaders

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.

University of Florida computer graphics pioneer and chemistry professor among 2019 inductees into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

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.

UF physics professor Will awarded the prestigious Albert Einstein Medal

Clifford Will, distinguished professor of physics at the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will receive the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society in Bern, Switzerland this summer.

UF public perception survey shows high level of concern over algal blooms in Florida waters

Recently released polling data from the University of Florida’s Bureau for Economic and Business Research, in partnership with the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands and the Bob Graham Center, suggests that a vast majority of Florida residents are concerned about algal blooms in Florida waters regardless of political, socioeconomic or racial differences.