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Californium Could Revolutionize Radioactive Waste Storage
2014-03-25 08:37:40

Florida State University Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium — Cf if you're looking at the Periodic Table of Elements — and it's what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the lead researcher on the project, calls "wicked stuff." In carefully choreographed experiments, Albrecht-Schmitt and his colleagues found that...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2014-01-29 16:28:05

The Honorable Cary Pigman, Florida State House of Representatives, to Serve as Keynote Speaker ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Feb. 1, Keiser University will hold its second annual statewide commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates throughout the state of Florida and those that attend classes online across the nation. The University is pleased to announce that nearly 400 graduates and 2,500 expected guests will be in...

2014-01-13 10:30:37

Innovative work by two Florida State University scientists that shows the structural and DNA breakdown of a bacteria-invading virus is being featured on the cover of the February issue of the journal Virology. Kathryn Jones and Elizabeth Stroupe, both assistant professors in the Department of Biological Science, have deconstructed a type of virus called a bacteriophage, which infects bacteria. Their work will help researchers in the future have a better understanding of how the virus...

2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. The loss of a major species from an ecosystem can have unintended consequences because of the connections between that species and others in the system. Moreover, these changes often occur rapidly and unexpectedly, and are difficult to reverse. “You don’t realize how interdependent species are until it...

2013-11-04 10:27:57

Female guppies in Trinidad seek rare males as mates When it comes to choosing a mate, female guppies don't care about who is fairest. All that matters is who is rarest. Florida State University Professor Kimberly A. Hughes in the Department of Biological Science has a new study just published in the journal Nature that is the first to demonstrate a female preference for rare males using an experiment in a wild population, rather than a laboratory setting. This study of genetic...

2013-11-01 23:25:12

Managing Director of A-lign and Florida State University (FSU) Alumni, Scott Price, to speak at Florida State University’s John Perry Thomas Accounting Speaker Series, presented by Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., November 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Price will speak to FSU’s College of Business Accounting Department’s faculty, students (undergraduate and graduate), and employees of Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. about his Big 4 experiences, entrepreneurship...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.