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Disease Defenders

A warming world is turning some exotic names — Zika, chikungunya, vibrio, ciguatera — into household words. But before we sound alarms, University of Florida researchers have some advice: Common sense may be our best defense. Scientists at UF’s Florida Medical Entomology...
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Reliance on Science

Many of the qualities that make Florida an attractive place to live also make it particularly vulnerable to climate change. The state’s extensive coastline, natural springs, forests, wetlands, Everglades, coral reefs and abundant fresh water are all at risk due to rising...
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Big Bend Laboratory

The Big Bend along the Gulf of Mexico is the least developed coastline in the lower 48 states, 150 miles of fishing villages and stands of coastal forests, a slice of Old Florida forgotten by real estate booms. The limited influence of humans makes the Big Bend an ideal natural...
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Catch a Wave

Billions of years ago, far across the universe, two massive black holes engaged in an eons-long dance, their mutual attraction drawing them closer and closer, until, in an instant, the two became one. At that moment, they emanated out ripples in space and spacetime with energy...
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Solving for XX

Stephanie Cruz did a double take when she entered one of her computer science classes at the University of Florida in the first week of fall 2015. A woman was teaching it. A woman also was teaching the next class — and the next. Cruz, now a senior, went from a college career in...
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Team Florida

David Nelson is a team player. “I’ve always enjoyed team sports,” Nelson says, “Growing up, I hated cross country, I hated swimming. I played basketball and volleyball and focused most on soccer.” He played soccer so well that he had his sights set on the U.S. Olympic team until...
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The Chicken Came First

When Roy Curtiss III won the Chicken of Tomorrow contest in 1950, he helped change the course of poultry history. “Tomorrow’s” chicken became today’s chicken, the source of 95 percent of chickens on American dinner plates.  Many poultry scientists would have retired on this...
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Lens of War

History professors J. Matthew Gallman of the University of Florida and Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia have engaged in countless conversations with their colleagues over the years about the importance of photography to the study of the Civil War. “People who study...
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Discovering the Deep

University of Florida geologist Mike Perfit and four colleagues have sifted through thousands of photos from hundreds of dives over three decades to share with readers the hidden world at the bottom of the sea in “Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and...
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