Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

Florida: the Shark-Bite Capital of America, Volusia County reports highest bite cases in the U.S.

Surfing with sharks… Courtesy: Pixabay – Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay Florida, home to warm weather, beautiful beaches, watersports, and the returning champion as the shark-bite capital in the U.S., according to the University of Florida’s annual International Shark Attack file report.  According to the report, Florida’s 16 unprovoked shark-bites in 2020 represented 48

Another invasive lizard species has landed in Florida: The red-headed butterfly eating, agama lizard

Peter’s Rock Agama spotted in Florida. Courtesy: Sean McKnight, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology student. Florida is no stranger to invasive species of any kind: bugs, insects, reptiles, plants, you name it, we’ve got it.  Earlier this year, Florida had a new character on the block, the Argentine Black and White Tegu, but this time, it’s the

University of Florida researchers are testing sewage water to track COVID-19

Courtesy: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A new project is being conducted at the University of Florida by testing local sewage water to trace COVID-19. Yes. Water filled with human fecal matter and urine is being tested to track the virus. Researchers hope that by taking samples of sewage water from local manholes in

Florida families implore officials to drop “high-stakes” testing requirement for 2021 public-university admissions: Petition included

Courtesy: Image by F1 Digitals from Pixabay Florida tends to have an affinity for the dramatic. As of today, Oct. 20., 2020, Florida, is the only state that has yet to drop the requirement for high-stakes testing in their higher-education public school system for fall 2021 applications. This means any high school student with the

Spike in COVID cases forces Florida vs. LSU game to be postponed

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Gregory Reed According to the University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin, the week 7 matchup between the Florida Gators and reigning national champion LSU Tigers will be rescheduled for Dec. 12. The news comes after reports revealed 21 players tested positive for COVID-19, 18 of which are scholarship athletes. The team

UF Ranked 6th Best Public University in Florida

Entrance sign at the University of Florida on September 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Bryan Pollard/Shutterstock.com The University of Florida (UF) has placed sixth on the 2021 list of the state’s top-ranked college. As of Monday, September 14, UF is tied for sixth place with the University of California, Santa Barbara,

UF Ranked No. 1 on Niche’s 2021 Best College Athletics in America

Florida Gators wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (9) returns the ball during the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, USA on January 25, 2020. Photo and Caption: Brad McPherson/Shutterstock.com The University of Florida (UF) has landed the top spot on the list of Niche’s 2021 best college athletics in the country. UF

Florida Gators Take 8th Spot in Coaches Poll

Capital One Orange Bowl University of Florida Gators vs. University of Virginia College Football in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA on December 30, 2019. Photo and Caption: Gregory Reed The Florida Gators have come out on top in the league of college sports. The Gators’ third football season under Coach Dan Mullen is starting right where

The University of Florida Secures $70 Million Artificial Intelligence Partnership

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  The University of Florida (UF) has made a valuable investment in themselves.  The feat is thanks to a partnership with Silicon Valley-based technology company NVIDIA. UF and NVIDIA entered into a $70 million deal that UF officials say will make the school a leading educational institution for an artificial