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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...

Jet Stream Affected By Big City Waste Heat
2013-01-28 04:38:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Large metropolitan areas could be drastically impacting the weather where you live, even if they´re hundreds of miles away, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO); the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); Florida State University (FSU); and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) claim in a new study. The researchers, who report their findings in the journal Nature Climate Change,...

2012-10-03 10:10:20

Despite a shared Latino heritage, there are significant differences in the overall health and the use of health-care services among Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Puerto Rican-Americans – even between men and women in the same subgroup – according to two recently published studies by Florida State University researchers. The authors, led by College of Social Work Professor and Associate Dean Amy L. Ai, evaluated the physical and behavioral health, as well as the health...

2012-07-30 11:07:27

Knock, knock! Who's there? Cows go. Cows go who? No, cows go moo! OK, OK. So it's not a side-slapper – especially if the teller has zero sense of comic timing. But most likely the person sharing the joke over the water cooler thinks he or she is pretty funny. No matter how badly the joke is told, it will sometimes elicit a few polite laughs. Why? Because social norms make us averse to providing negative feedback, says Joyce Ehrlinger, a Florida State University assistant...

2012-07-25 23:02:50

Maxx HD will begin shipping their high definition FSU® metal insignia sunglasses this week. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Maxx HD® Sunglasses announced today the release of their Florida State University® logo eyewear collection. These FSU® insignia high definition sunglasses allow Maxx customers to express their school spirit and share in the excitement of the FSU® Seminoles, while protecting their eyes. The FSU® collegiate sunglasses are proudly offered in...

2012-06-18 23:33:20

The ancient reserves of methane gas seeping from the melting Arctic ice cap told Jeff Chanton and fellow researchers what they already knew: As the permafrost thaws, there is a release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that causes climate warming. The trick was figuring out how much, said Chanton, the John W. Winchester Professor of Oceanography at Florida State University. The four-member team – whose findings were published in the respected journal Nature Geoscience –...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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