Houston, we’re fixing a problem. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool -- based on data from satellites -- that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing ... READ MORE
People often take or eat probiotics to help regulate their digestive health, but what happens when we send probiotics to space for three years? UF/IFAS researchers hope to find out.
NASA is planning several Mars missions that would require ... READ MORE
Staph is commonly found in the nose and on skin, but after long durations in space, may be a risk factor for serious infection
Astronauts must remain healthy throughout space missions. But when the missions lengthen, more factors can make ... READ MORE
Spirulina, algae packed with protein and hailed as a superfood, will make a six-month trip to space in 2021 to test its suitability as a bountiful and nutritious crop for astronauts on long-term space missions.
The UF/IFAS Settles Lab identifies ... READ MORE
The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty ... READ MORE
Deforestation has significantly impacted West Africa for several decades and Ghana is still experiencing pressures from an increasing population in urban areas. The challenge of identifying land cover change drivers due to the complex interactions ... READ MORE
By Kim Scotto-Kelley
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy.
In 1971, a seed ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found ... READ MORE