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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

The Power of Object

Florida Museum Director Doug Jones draws endless inspiration from objects in the collection. As a paleontologist, he is particularly drawn to fossils like the Heliaster sea star. Unlike an ordinary starfish with five arms, the Heliaster had 30...
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Terra Incognita

On the map of life, of biodiversity on the planet, there are patches that are unknown, as if a hiker spilled coffee and covered up a chunk here and there. A hiker might have trouble using such a map and so does a scientist struggling to...
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Researchers

Got Frogs?

Herpetologist David Blackburn takes a jar off the shelf in the Herpetology Collection at the Florida Museum of Natural History, home to about 300,000 preserved amphibians and reptiles. Inside, suspended in a clear liquid, is a tuatara, one of...
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NEWS BRIEFS

Portraits of UF faculty members, Doug Soltis and Art Hebard

Two UF faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two University of Florida faculty members have been named to the...
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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health...
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UF/IFAS study: Failure to cool dry dairy cows could cost $810 million annually

If American farmers do not cool their non-lactating dairy cows, they...
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RESEARCHER HIGHLIGHT

David Reed

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Curator of Mammals David Reed grew up in a family of musicians. Thanks to an influential science teacher in high school, he enrolled in a marine...
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