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Where’s the Lab-Grown Beef?

More than a decade ago, Discover covered the concept of a coffee-maker-like device that could, overnight, turn a few animal muscle stem cells into a nice hunk of meat. The July 2006 story, “The Way of All Flesh,” explains the [...]

August 18, 2017 Health, Tech, Vegan Living

Longtime Backbone of UF Chemistry Department Had Role in Defeat of Japan

When Morris Mixson started working as a stockroom clerk in the University of Florida’s chemistry department in 1948, he did so under chemistry curator Burton Otte. Glad to have work after his time in the war and a few odds [...]

October 20, 2016 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

Pearl Harbor Survivor Who Later Soothed Soldiers with Music on Guadalcanal Recalls the Attack

Francis “Dutch” Scholtz played a late gig with his dance band that Saturday at an officers club and didn’t get back to his barracks until 1 a.m. This was nothing new for the skilled pianist and private in the U.S. [...]

October 5, 2016 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

New Species Added: Eastern Lubber Grasshopper—Juvenile (Romalea Guttata)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 10, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

New Species Added: American Black Vulture (Coragyps Atratus)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 5, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

New Species Added: Great White Egret (Ardea Alba)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 1, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture