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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 –...

2012-05-22 09:09:10

Florida State University invention now available to world's neonatal units Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives. To help address one of their biggest problems – learning how to suck and feed – Florida State University has...

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright. Florida State University researcher Dean Faulk and her colleagues analyzed the 2.2 million-year-old Taung fossil of a 3 to 4-year-old child and found several features that suggest a developed mechanism that allowed for the growth of a more...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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