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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...

2012-03-15 11:29:13

New technology being developed at Florida State University could significantly decrease the cost of drug discovery, potentially leading to increased access to high-quality health care and cancer patients receiving personalized chemotherapy treatments. The details, which are spelled out in a recent publication of the journal Biomaterials, outline the work of Steven Lenhert, a Florida State biology assistant professor and principal investigator on the research effort. “Right now,...

2012-03-02 19:05:00

Brian Murphy receives first ever Recent Alumni Achievement Award from FSU. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Florida State University (FSU) established its first Recent Alumni Achievement Award. With over ten years of success, ReliaQuest CEO and President Brian Murphy was selected to receive the FSU College of Business First Recent Alumni Achievement award. Murphy received this award due to his significant professional and personal achievements since graduating FSU in 2000. "I am honored...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

ReliaQuest CEO and President was guest speaker at FSU College of Business workshop. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 ReliaQuest CEO and President, Brian Murphy, spoke to multiple business communication classes at Florida State University(FSU) Wednesday, Jan. 18. While visiting FSU, he also spoke at the College of Business Coffee and Careers Development Workshop. As CEO and president of project staffing and integration services firm, ReliaQuest, Brian Murphy is an expert when it comes...

2012-02-10 22:41:31

A new study led by two Florida State University marketing professors finds that some frontline service employees who are rewarded for hikes in customer loyalty and satisfaction also may engage in "service sweethearting," a clandestine practice that costs their employers billions of dollars annually in lost revenue. The study, the first to examine the employee and customer sides of this activity, will appear in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Marketing, a publication of the American...

Image 1 - Genes Influence Criminal Behavior
2012-01-26 04:00:58

Your genes could be a strong predictor of whether you stray into a life of crime, according to a research paper co-written by UT Dallas criminologist Dr. J.C. Barnes. “Examining the Genetic Underpinnings to Moffitt´s Developmental Taxonomy: A Behavior Genetic Analysis” detailed the study´s findings in a recent issue of Criminology. The paper was written with Dr. Kevin M. Beaver from Florida State University and Dr. Brian B. Boutwell at Sam Houston State University....

2011-12-15 16:36:59

You're in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens of consumer reviews, you finally make a purchase, only to wonder: "Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?" Reality check: Is this you? If so, new research from Florida State University may shed some light on your inability to make a decision that you'll be happy with. Joyce Ehrlinger, an assistant professor...

2011-12-02 18:27:41

Florida is home to one of the highest percentages of residents ages 65 and older in the United States, but very few of them have thought ahead to a time when they will no longer be able to drive a vehicle safely or considered how they will get around without a car, according to a new survey developed by Florida State University and the Florida Department of Transportation. In fact, 13 percent of survey respondents indicated they would not stop driving at all, with 3 percent expressing the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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