Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system
State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths. More at the AP and the Miami Herald.
Scientists Meet With Gov. Scott To Warn Of Climate Change
Amid questions about his views on global warming, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday met with five Florida scientists who urged him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change. More at CBS Miami and the Times/Herald.
Florida becomes intellectuals’ burial ground
Florida is known as a resting place for those in their twilight years. Now a study of cultural migration over two millennia illustrates the point. Researchers from Texas and Miami have created an analytic map of cultural history as it flows across the globe, newly published in the journal “Science”. More at Miami Today.
Back-to-school worries can stress working parents as well as kids
As we embark on another school year, there’s no denying that back-to-school worries can be as stressful for working dads and moms as they are for kids. We find ourselves scurrying to blend our children’s school schedules and activities with our work hours — and can only try to do our best. More at the Miami Herald.
Global cruise lines set sail for China
Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's also a surprise is the vessel's intended home port: Shanghai. More at the AP.
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