Florida State University (FSU) was founded in 1851 in Tallahassee. FSU is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as with a high degree of research activity. FSU has over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. FSU has a complete doctoral, post-doctoral and medical school curriculum. FSU has 16 colleges, 39 centers, institutes and labs. FSU is home of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. FSU is ranks in the top 200 of universities world-wide and is ranked nationally among the top 100 comparable Tier 1 public universities.
Researcher finds methane from oil spill has entered food web
When millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, so did large volumes of methane, or natural gas.
Non-invasive technique to "light up" animal cells
A Florida State University scientist is part of a team of researchers that has developed a non-invasive way to "light up" animal cells, a development that could significantly advance cell-based therapies and pave the way ...
Researchers target sea level rise to save years of archaeological evidence
Prehistoric shell mounds found on some of Florida's most pristine beaches are at risk of washing away as the sea level rises, wiping away thousands of years of archaeological evidence.
Study of rodent family tree puts brakes on commonly held understanding of evolution
Rodents can tell us a lot about the way species evolve after they move into new areas, according to a new and exceptionally broad study conducted in part by Florida State University biological science Professor Scott J. Steppan.
The snowball effect of overfishing
Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries research that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat.
Researcher advocates 'student-centered' approach to science education
(Phys.org)—A group of educational researchers at Florida State University are drawing widespread attention after their paper measuring the superior results of a more "student-centered" approach to teaching science was published ...
Decades-old mystery of buckyballs cracked
(Phys.org) -- After exploring for 25 years, scientists have solved the question of how the iconic family of caged-carbon molecules known as buckyballs form.
Study shows new teaching method improves math skills, closes gender gap in young students
(Phys.org) —When early elementary math teachers ask students to explain their problem-solving strategies and then tailor instruction to address specific gaps in their understanding, students learn significantly more than ...
New study identified juvenile offenders most likely to commit more crimes after release from residential placement
Extensive data collected by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) can help predict which youths are most likely to commit additional crimes following release from a residential placement. Also, youths often experience ...
A new way of thinking about ocean currents
Kevin Speer has a "new paradigm" for describing how the world's oceans circulate—and with it he may help reshape science's understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact and influence ...