The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
Megalodon shark became extinct 2.6 million years ago
(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study dismisses claims that megalodon is still alive by determining a date of extinction for the largest predatory shark to ever live.
Tropical turtle discovery in Wyoming provides climate-change clues
Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today's turtles try the same technique to cope with warming ...
Shark attack deaths down in 2014
Three people died worldwide from shark attacks last year, far below the average of 6.3 deaths per year over the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File report released by the University of Florida today.
Researchers grow norovirus in human cells
University of Florida researchers have grown a human norovirus in a cell culture dish, finally opening the door to developing medications for fighting the intestinal scourge that strikes tens of millions every year in schools, ...
Scientist uses special fertilizer to keep palms, soil and water healthy
A University of Florida scientist has developed a fertilizer for palm trees that should keep them healthy and reduce water pollution.
One fish, two fish: Camera counts freshwater fish, which could help combat hydrilla
A camera can accurately count freshwater fish, even in the thickest of underwater vegetation, a key finding for those who manage fisheries and control the invasive plant hydrilla, new University of Florida research shows.
180 million years of parasitic infestation in crustaceans
When Darwin suggested the "survival of the fittest" concept, he did not necessarily mean "survival of the biggest."
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.
Researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in Florida schools
A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent ...
Bicyclists willing to ride up to 3 miles to catch bus, train, study shows
If three American metro areas are any indication, few people ride their bicycles to a bus or train station to commute to work, and those who do only travel an average of 1 to 2 miles. That suggests to a University of Florida ...