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RIVER LIFE: The news is good for our large river residents

It’s a wonderful time of year to be in Northeast Florida. I just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where it was freezing, literally 32 degrees, and windy. Ugh!

Luckily, I had thought to pack my overcoat with gloves

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98,000 downloads and counting: JU student helps create wildly popular Star Wars-themed Minecraft mod

“Many new weapons! Astonishing new planets! Flyable starships and speeders! Diverse structures and loot system!”

— From the “Parzi’s Star Wars Mod” homepage

A Star Wars-themed add-on to the hugely popular open-ended video game Minecraft is drawing tens of thousands …

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RIVER LIFE: Have your say about area’s waterfront

The St. Johns River is many things to many people, but not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy it as much as they would like. And while this has been known for some time, very little has been done to …

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Innovative partnership provides enhanced Speech and Language services to Duval Schools’ GRASP Academy students

Jacksonville University is partnering with Duval County Public Schools to provide additional speech and language services to the GRASP Academy, an innovative choice school that assists students who have documented challenges in reading, writing and math.

Starting in January of …

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FIT LIFE: Where we live affects our health

If you are like most Americans, you have already broken your New Year’s resolution of becoming healthier. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reveals that only 8 percent of us actually achieve our New Year’s resolutions.

Could we

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Sleuthing the Keys: what (or who) is the culprit behind coral reef decline?

For years, scientists have lingered over a tantalizing menu of possible causes for coral reef decline, ranging from increased algae, more predators and disease to exacerbating factors like human-influenced poor water quality, higher sea surface temperatures and rising ocean acidity.…

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The fertile power of STEM at JU attracts youthful attention

The batteries powered by a rhino’s “calling card” were a big hit. So were the dancing metal rings that showed how electromagnetism works, as well as the keychains, eyeglass frames and ukulele made with the 3D printer.

Those were just …

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