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26 min ago | Tallahassee Democrat

Leon County teaches homeowners to eradicate invasive plants

Invasive and exotic plants do two things. One, they compete with native Florida fauna, and two, they can be detrimental to and bog down the progression of the future of the natural environment.


Related Topix: Leon County, FL, Home Gardening, Home

4 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Lymphoma, Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

5 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

'Ask This Old House': Orlando questions attract show

A crew from PBS' 'Ask This Old House' films on the roof of the Orlando home owned by Benjamin Kennington.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Orlando Travel, Home, Home Improvement, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | Earth Times

Green turtles need help

Here is the green turtle eating sea grass, found in extensive beds particularly of the Nicaraguan coast.


11 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

Former Gator Baseball Player Brandon McArthur Excels as an Angels Scout

Former University of Florida baseball player Brandon McArthur continues to do what he loves best.


16 hrs ago | ESPN

300: Top SEC targets

With Wednesday's release of the 2015 ESPN 300 , here is a look at five top targets for the top conference in college football.


Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Augustine Record

History teaches skills, offers perspective

And that's reflected in the St. Johns County School District's approach to the subject, including an annual history fair that gives students a chance to do independent research.


Related Topix: Education Etc., St. Augustine, FL, Florida, St Johns County, FL, Gainesville, FL

The Miami Herald

Carver's Hall of Fame celebrates shared history

Nearly 60 years ago, May 17, 1954, in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the segregation of white children from Negro children in the public schools solely on the bases of race was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US News, US Supreme Court, Miami, FL, Coconut Grove, FL, University of Miami

WRUF-AM Gainesville

Dog Obedience Business in High Springs Expands to Four States

Jose "Pepe" Peruyero, owner and CEO of Pepedogs, enjoys training dogs in an agility course at J&K Canine Academy located in High Springs, Fla.


Related Topix: High Springs, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Gainesville, FL

CBS Local

Police: Mom Gives Birth To Premature Baby After Crack Binge, Cuts Umbilical Cord With Teeth

Authorities say a mother went on a crack binge the day before her premature baby was born and cut the umbilical cord with her teeth in a motel room bathroom after giving birth.


Related Topix: Ocala, FL, Marion County, FL

Outside the Beltway

Your Brain Starts To Deteriorate At Age 24

That's according to researchers at Canada's Simon Fraser University, who have found that measurable declines in cognitive performance begin to occur at age 24. In terms of brainpower, you're over the hill by your mid-20s.


Related Topix: Games, Chess, PopCap, Monopoly , Sperasoft, Video Games, US News, Conservative Political News

Health Data Management

Work Continues On Predictive Acute Renal Failure EHR Algorithm

A multi-institution study has found evidence that two biomarkers are predictive of acute kidney injury , or renal failure, yet the test that detects them is still in the approval process in the U.S. One of the study's authors, University of Florida professor Azra Bihorac, M.D., is currently working with colleagues at the university's college of ... (more)


Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health


UF digs history and tourism for St. Augustine

The University of Florida is hoping the millions of tourists who visit the Sunshine State each year will see more than the theme parks.


Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

University of Florida News

To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer

Downtown Miami

Gator Gatsby Casino Night

The Gator Club of Miami hosts an evening of revelry and ragtime at the most highly anticipated event of the year.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco garden notebook

Rain barrel workshop: "Every Drop Counts" rain barrel workshops are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 26 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Shady Hills, FL, Pasco County, FL, Florida, Hernando County, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Law grad gets life term in woman's torture, death

A New York City prosecutor says a University of Florida law school graduate has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the torture and death of his girlfriend.


WPTV Local News

In-state tuition for undocumented students?

It's a bill that's been tried but has failed for over a decade in Florida. But it's looking more likely that a proposal to provide in-state tuition to undocumented students will pass in 2014.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida State University

Tallahassee Democrat

FSU graduate assistants rally for better contract

Bob Ellis is close to earning a doctorate degree in biology at Florida State University.


Related Topix: Florida State University, University, FL, University of South Florida

Tallahassee Democrat

White named SunTrust CEO for Panhandle

SunTrust Bank has named Brad White president and chief executive officer of its Florida Panhandle region.


Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Ocala, FL, Gainesville, FL, Tallahassee, FL