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10 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Babies Recognize Familiar Rhyme in the Womb

Babies in the womb begin to respond to the rhythm of a familiar nursery rhyme by 34 weeks gestational age and are able to remember a set rhyme just before birth, according to new research by the University of Florida.


14 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

National Chicken Wing Day is July 29



Related Topix: Life, Food, Meat, Chicken

20 hrs ago | Ambot ah!

Smart Bands/Watches look out, Keychains are also getting smarter

These days, smart bands and smart watches are all the rage. But Dr. Ezzat Bakhoum, a professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Florida, seems uninterested with this entire wearable fad and thinks that consumers are better off using his invention, the Smart Keychain .


Related Topix: Science, Electrical Engineering, Science / Technology, Inventions

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hoof Beats

McDermott, Lauer and Bown receive SBOANJ scholarships

Left to right are BCAP Executive Director Chris Samaha, Maja Bown, John McDermott, SBOANJ Director Ed Razzetti, Jennifer Lauer and SBOANJ Director Dennis Lane.


Related Topix: Lyndhurst, NJ

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Bradenton Times

Community Spotlight: Community Partnership Receives Award

On July 1, 2014, at the Florida Police Chiefs Association 62nd Annual Summer Training Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, the Florida Police Chiefs Association and Star & Shield Group, Inc. announced that the Bradenton Police Department and the West Bradenton Crime Watch were co-recipients of the "Operation Cooperation Award."


Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL, Family, Kids

Entrepreneur Magazine

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own.


Four-star Brown to the Gators

After fielding more than 50 scholarship offers, Cincinnati Winton Woods four-star offensive tackle George Brown announced a commitment to Florida .


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

University of Florida News

Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for past 40 years

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug that is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a study with University of Florida ties.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Medicine, Clomid, Clomiphene (generic), Healthcare Law, Law, us Travel, Travel

The Fairfield Ledger

The Ledger welcomes new reporter

Greetings Fairfield! First of all, I would like to thank you for your vast array of tasty cuisine, your amazing festivals, your enjoyable art walks, your thoughtful hospitality, but most of all, your warm smiling faces.


Related Topix: Fairfield, IA, Journalism

Daily Journal

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.


Related Topix: Everglades National Park, US National Parks, Home Gardening, Home

University of Florida News

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 - 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Libraries, Symphony, Arts, Seminole, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Florida student pursues passion at Savannah River Remediation

Submitted photo Savannah River Remediation summer college intern Alexis Johnson and her supervisor, Keith Liner, inspect a drainage area behind SRR's Saltstone Production Facility.


Related Topix: Ewing, NJ

Medical News Today

UF research shows rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare - pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation.


Windsor Beacon

CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments of some dangerous biological samples to and from one of its high-security labs less than two weeks after imposing a moratorium in the wake of serious safety lapses with anthrax and bird flu, the agency announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Plastics News

US Bioplastics receives funding to bring Gatoresin to the market

Materials maker U.S. Bioplastics is hoping its Gatoresin product will take a bite out of the bioplastics market, thanks to funding from a state agency in Florida.


Related Topix: Winter Park, FL, Gainesville, FL

St. Petersburg Times

USF professor says nanotechnology holds key to curing cancer

About a dozen researchers are splitting fibers in pursuit of a cure for cancer in a third floor research lab on the edge of the University of South Florida campus.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, University of South Florida, Inventions, Tampa, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Graduate with your "Masters" in gardening

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - In honor of Parks & Recreation Month, Cape Coral is hosting a free class in hopes of enhancing your gardening skills.


Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Home Gardening, Home


Elizabeth O'Brien's Retire Well: Exercise now, save a ton of money in retirement

Can you walk one lap around a track? That may sound like an absurd question now, but it may not be for your parents-or for you, after you retire.


Related Topix: Georgetown University, Florida

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Capital Soup

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture

Business Journal

a For UNF journalism students, it's Berlin or bust

A group of University of Florida students who covered Jacksonville's crowdfunding festival this spring are trying their own hand at crowdfunding.


Related Topix: Journalism