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Could caves on other planets yield the secrets of the universe? USF Geoscientist Bogdan Onac and his international colleagues want to find out
USF School of Geosciences Professor Bogdan P. Onac documents millions of years of Earth’s natural history by exploring caves and lava tubes around the world. But now Onac along with dozens of fellow geoscientists, astronomers, astrobiologists, and robotics and artificial intelligence engineers are urging a new focus on caves on other planets as sites of untold discovery.
June 15, 2021Global Research
The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, officially endorsed Marine Life 2030 to officially be part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (USF College of Marine Science).
A member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, Norma Alcantar is a chemical engineer who has made amazing discoveries with natural products to solve complex problems such as ocean decontamination. The correspondent of the Voice of America in Miami Alonso Castillo takes us into his world of traditions and innovation (VOA).
A group of USF CMS faculty and researchers who comprise ‘The Southern Ocean Science’ (SOS) group, carries out wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in Earth’s polar regions, providing new insights into how processes occurring thousands of miles away affect us here in Florida (USF College of Marine Science).
Assistant professor Patriann Smith was awarded a three-year $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 29 to develop the research center in the Caribbean as part of the Caribbean Educational Research Initiative (USF Oracle).
Professor receives National Endowment for Humanities grant for research into citizenship and identity
History Instructor Larissa Kopytoff has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to continue research into the evolving ideas of citizenship and identity in colonial and post-colonial Africa (USF St. Petersburg Campus).
Fossilized plaque scraped from the teeth of a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by University of South Florida professors is helping to unlock the secrets of what ancient humans ate and how our species evolved (USF St. Pete).
USF researcher visualizes discovery of oldest human burial in Africa made by international team of scientists
An international team of scientists has uncovered the earliest modern human burial in Africa—changing what we know about social behaviors in Homo sapiens—and a researcher at the University of South Florida (USF) has helped use 3D and advanced imaging technologies to bring the 78,000-year-old remains of a child back to life (USF Newsroom).
USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant
Patriann Smith has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish an interdisciplinary educational research center to help support decision making and policy development for educational innovation and expansion in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USF Newsroom).
The USF Institute on Russia has forged a formal partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to help strengthen the understanding of Russian disinformation and the dangerous impact it’s having on the world.
USF-led international geosciences team reconstructs 6.5 million years of sea level stands in Western Mediterranean
To gain insight into future ice sheet stability and sea-level rise, new research from an international team led by University of South Florida geoscientists is drawing on evidence from past interglacial periods when Earth’s climate was warmer than today (Mirage News).
USF-led international geosciences team reconstructs 6.5 million years of sea level stands in the Western Mediterranean
The geological features in caves from Mallorca provide scientific insights for understanding modern-day sea level changes (USF Newsroom).
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