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Professor helps scientists peer into oceans past and future 

Imagine developing a system that helps scientists recreate ocean temperatures from thousands of years ago. 

Brad E. Rosenheim, Ph.D., an assistant professor of marine science at USF St. Petersburg, developed “Ramped PyrOx,” a technique to do just this with the method of “clumped isotope thermometry.” View more


Local carpenter uses talent for charity

Wood shavings cover the floor of Bowls for Good, a small studio in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District.


On 420 22nd St. S, the local nonprofit organization is dedicated to ending hunger by crafting wooden bowls and selling them to raise money. View more


Award-winning author exposes poor pig farm conditions at campus lecture

Should people give up eating bacon?


The question remains after Barry Estabrook — journalist and author of “Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Guide to Sustainable Meat” — discussed what goes on before food reaches the kitchen table.

As part of USF St. Petersburg’s Food for Thought lecture series, the award-winning author spoke on Jan. 25 about some of the unsafe and unhealthy pig farm practices he has observed, but also expressed his appreciation to the farmers who raise pigs humanely. View more

Low flow of voters for St. Pete city election

An empty street and a few signs indicated where to vote for the candidates running for St. Petersburg City Council District 7. However — around noon — only two voters appeared to exercise their right to vote at New Hope Baptist Church.


The District 7 race has community activist Lisa Wheeler-Brown squared off against Winthrop “Will” Newton. View more

As Midtown changes, this church remains a constant

It’s called the Avenue of Faith. It’s where the 20th Street Church of Christ stands. There are other nearby places of worship here in the heart of 9th Avenue South that serve as a symbol of the resilience in Midtown, a once vibrant African-American neighborhood during the era of segregation.

“I don’t remember those times because I’m not that old, but that’s the only church I know, the only (one) I ever been affiliated with. From a baby and I’m 67 years old now,” said Lawrence Dorn, a church member who grew up in Jordan Park. “We have gone through a lot of good changes, every minister we get has an impact on building the church,” he added. View more

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