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1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

At 100, researcher still finding new veggies to grow

Dr. Victor Guzman, professor emeritus at the University of Florida's Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, describes the fruit trees growing in his yard.


Related Topix: Florida, Belle Glade, FL, Agriculture, Science, Palm Beach County, FL, Life, Food, Vegetables

4 hrs ago | KSAT-TV San Antonio

Health Disparities in America

Does your mental health outcome depend on your age, gender, or race? Most people would like to think the answer is no, but studies show there are disparities.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Arthritis, Health, African-American

8 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Board of Governors seeks Applicants to University Boards of Trustees

At a time when Florida is raising the bar on higher education and reaching for a new level of academic quality, the Board of Governors is seeking applicants for 22 Board of Trustee positions throughout the State University System.


Related Topix: University, FL, Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University

12 hrs ago | Alligator Army

Here's what is in a Florida Gators football scholarship offer

Florida commit Tyler Jordan is among the most active members of the Gators ' 2015 recruiting class - itself maybe the tweetingest recruiting class Florida's ever assembled, half-finished though it is.


Related Topix: Sports, University of Florida NCAA, NCAA Sports

12 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Trace Amounts Of Lead In Teeth Gives Clues...

A study led by University of Florida geology researcher George D. Kamenov showed that trace amounts of lead in modern and historical human teeth can give clues about where they came from.


13 hrs ago | Washington County News

Brad Drake seeks District 5 seat

Republican Brad Drake has qualified to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 5 seat being vacated by term-limited Rep. Marti Coley of Marianna.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Walton County, FL, Bay County, FL

14 hrs ago | Archaeology

Your Teeth Tell Your Story

Today's news out of the University of Florida reports that geologist George Kamenov has demonstrated that trace amounts of lead in human teeth can be used to figure out where people came from.


16 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Crossing the Border from South America, the Fire Ants Are Coming

Fire ants. Crossing the border from South America, they're on the march northward.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, University of Colorado Boulder, Gainesville, FL, Science, Ecology

19 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

U Of Florida Study Finds Unfounded Beliefs About Gluten-Free Diets

FREE DIETS Aug. 1, 2014 Source: University of Florida news release While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they'll gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says.


Related Topix: Celiac Disease, Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Gainesville, FL

23 hrs ago | Earthweek

Everglades Trees Being Wiped Out by Blight

A fungus spread by an invasive beetle that hitchhiked to America in cargo from Southeast Asia is killing trees across the Everglades.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

Society for the Performing Arts Announces Partnership to Bring Malaysian Artists

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Play is a traditional malay shadow puppet theatre. The play is conducted by a puppet master or Tok Dalang, who manipulates the puppets, narrates the story with a minimum of some 40 voices, chants whilst leading a musical ensemble.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, Crockett, TX, Georgia State University, Watches, Rice University

Free Republic

How to not handle a young-earth creationist employee: Fired in wake of finding dino soft tissue

A young-Earth creationist microscope technician formerly at California State University-Northridge is suing his former employer for religious discrimination, wrongful termination, and the violation of free speech.


Related Topix: Northridge, CA, Cal State Northridge, Liberty University, Azusa Pacific University, Pacific University

Lehigh Acres Gazette

When to Start Fall Crops

The Lehigh Acres Edible Gardening Exchange's August speaker will beGene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director and the Regional Specialized Vegetable Extension Agent in the five-county area of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee.


Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Home Gardening, Home, Hendry County, FL, Immokalee, FL

Business Journal

F&G Construction doing $2.1 million Gainesville build-out

F&G Construction General Contractors Inc. of Jacksonville has begun construction on a $2.1 million build-out at the Roberts' Stadium Club in Gainesville.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, University, FL, Homosassa Springs, FL

New York Daily News

Gluten-free diet may do more harm than good: study

The term "gluten-free" may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Celiac Disease, Health, Women's Health

Business Journal

Saint Luke's hires director for spine program

Saint Luke's Health System has hired Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya to take over as director of its spine program and director of spine surgery at the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.


Related Topix: University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri

Creative Loafing Tampa

The CL Intern Issue: The vibrant viral voices of Florida's collegiate a cappella groups

Whether you'd dare to admit it or not, you had a blast watching Pitch Perfect. Yes, I'm even looking at you, middle-aged man in the Joy Division T-shirt and fully tatted sleeves.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida State University

3D-printed organs for transplants a reality soon

Producing tissues and organs via 3D printing has the potential to address the shortage of organ donations in near future, scientists hope.


Sunshine State News

University of Florida Gets High Marks for Affordable Education

Attending college can be a costly affair for many students, requiring most to take out loans, leaving them to wonder if college is even worth it at all.


Related Topix: Florida, Gainesville, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Editorial: Safer than most, but is that enough?

Sex crimes are a misfortune and we could only hope the numbers would be zero every year, but unfortunately this is not the case.


Related Topix: Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Florida, Florida International University, Opinion