GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the movie "Avatar," so many magnificent animals have gone extinct that scientists can only study them virtually. This environmentally ravaged Earth is set in the near future, in the year 2154, but according to University of Florida biologist Todd Palmer and his colleagues, the Earth in 2015 is already undergoing an accelerated mass extinction.
A team of University of Florida students representing the United States took a second-place prize in an international technology competition for its development of a smart mouth guard that dentists can use to diagnose and treat teeth grinding.
The Florida Museum of Natural History presents the UF ‘Creative B’ free movie series beginning with “Them!” (1954) on July 10. The museum will host an opening reception at 6 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres.
It’s a Fourth of July celebration on the third! Fanfares & Fireworks, Gainesville’s traditional Independence Day event returns Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field on the UF campus. Admission is free.
The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications will launch two FM radio stations and associated digital platforms in 2015, increasing the local content and formats available to listeners in Gainesville and Alachua County.
George H. Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at UF, recommended Oak Island beach to close briefly after two attacks occurred on the same day. This was the topic of a June 16 story.