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Diet of elusive red widow spider revealed by MU biologist

Beetles: it's what's for breakfast—at least for the red widow spider of Florida's "scrub" habitat, according to a study by University of Missouri biologist...

Invasive Burmese Pythons Are Good Navigators and Can Find Their Way...

Invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida are able to find their way home even when moved far away from their capture locations, a finding...

Parasite in Live Asian Swamp Eels May Cause Human Illness

Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found parasitic worms known as gnathostomes...

Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow...

Sea turtles ‘lost years’ mystery starts to unravel

Small satellite-tracking devices attached to sea turtles swimming off Florida's coast have delivered first-of-its-kind data that could help unlock they mystery of what endangered...

Burmese Pythons Pose Little Risk to People in Everglades

The estimated tens of thousands of Burmese pythons now populating the Everglades present a low risk to people in the park, according to a...

Poisonous Water Leads to Bigger, But Fewer, Fish Babies

Living in extreme environments often entails taking extreme measures to survive. Live-bearing fish mothers in toxic North and South American waters try to give their...

Fewer cold snaps: Mangroves head north

Mangrove forests have been expanding northward along the Atlantic coast of Florida for the last few decades not because of a general warming trend,...

Humans may be the exception when it comes to aging

We humans get weaker as we age, and then finally we die. That's not normal across all species, and in fact some organisms don't seem...

RAND Corp: Out-of-pocket spending will drop for many under Obamacare

Out-of-pocket medical expenses will decline for most consumers who become newly insured or change their source of health insurance under the federal Affordable Care...

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