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First Research Team to Film Elusive Giant Squid in U.S. Waters Includes USFSP Professor

Sleep comes at a premium on a research cruise – you take it when you can get it – but some things are worth waking up for. When USF St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins was awoken last week aboard the Research Vessel Point Sur to news that her colleagues had possibly caught a giant squid on camera, Judkins was up faster than you can say the scientific name Architeuthis.

USF research team excavating historic site in Safety Harbor

USF Archaeology Class Digs Up Florida’s Native American History

University of South Florida archaeologists are digging into one of Florida’s oldest native landmarks in hopes of unearthing insightful clues about the Tocobaga native people in Safety Harbor.

USF research scientist harvesting microorganisms in a laboratory

An Unnatural Way to Make Natural Products

From medicine to fragrances, nature provides many of the key chemical compounds needed in an endless number of pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Now, a cutting-edge technique engineered by researchers at University of South Florida is changing the way scientists isolate these precious molecules.

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Posture Impacts How You Perceive Your Food

Summertime is often filled with outdoor parties and food trucks, meaning you’re spending more time standing up and eating. But if you want to actually enjoy your meal, researchers say you’re better off finding a seat.

USF Professor David Johnson with film producer, Josh Howard in front of a their theatrical release, The Lavender Scare

Film Based on Book Written by USF History Professor Highlights Homophobic Firings During the Cold War

Crusade against homosexual federal workers featured in new documentary based on USF history professor’s award-winning book.

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USF Awarded $7.5 Million to Establish New National University Transportation Research Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the University of South Florida will receive a $7.5 million grant to establish a national university transportation center aimed at advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.

Researchers inspecting an octopus from the Gulf of Mexico

Marine Biologist to Explore Gulf's Uncharted Deep Sea

The deep sea and the marine life the Gulf of Mexico contains is still largely mysterious. University of South Florida St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins and a team of researchers will spend the next two and a half weeks aboard a NOAA Ocean Exploration research cruise to reveal a bit of that mystery and explore never-before-reached areas of the Gulf.

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New Global University Patent Ranking Again Places USF in World’s Top Institutions

USF ranks in the Top 10 of American public universities, Top 20 of world universities in securing new U.S. utility patents.

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Concussion is a Leading Cause of Injury for Children in Recreational Sports

Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball.

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‘Suture Zone’ to Blame for Mysterious 2014 Earthquake Felt Across Florida

New research from University of South Florida seismologists has uncovered the unexpected source of a 2014 earthquake felt across southern Florida – an anomaly for a state that historically has almost no seismic activity.

Csilla Ari D'Agostino scuba diving during a previous underwater mission

NASA Selects USF Researcher for the First Female-Dominated Crew for Underwater Mission to Simulate Space Exploration

Csilla Ari D’Agostino, PhD, research assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Florida (USF), was selected to join NASA’s next underwater mission to study what happens when one lives underwater for an extended period of time.

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Defending Earth from Asteroids

In the desert of Arizona, robotic telescopes search the sky for asteroids on a collision course for Earth. It’s an effort that could one day avoid a catastrophe on a planetary scale, and a project that a University of South Florida graduate student is helping to strengthen.

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