Warmer seas linked to strengthening hurricanes
The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be ...
Democracies with separation of powers less likely to stop using torture
A system of checks and balances in government is usually regarded as a good thing, except when it comes to the probability that a nation will stop its use of government-sanctioned torture, according to a Florida State University ...
Fossils found in Tibet revise history of elevation, climate
About 15,000 feet up on Tibet's desolate Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau, an international research team led by Florida State University geologist Yang Wang was surprised to find thick layers of ancient lake sediment ...
Research Suggests Novel Superconductor Is In a Powerful Class All Its Own
Superconductivity has perplexed, astounded and inspired scientists ever since it was discovered in 1911. Now, in the latest of a century of surprises, researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ...
New software program that can analyze the quality of petroleum in minutes
Researchers at Florida State University's Future Fuels Institute have developed a highly sophisticated software program that can analyze the quality of petroleum in mere minutes, allowing petroleum companies and governments ...
Researcher develops new software to assess online interaction
Whether it is business or personal, more and more human interaction is happening in an online environment. But, how do you know if you can trust the person on the other end of the connection? The simple answer is most people ...
Scientists, students scour Florida Panhandle beaches for oil
The BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of gallons of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico nearly five years ago, but the effects still linger.
New research predicts when, how materials will act
In science, it's commonly known that materials can change in a number of ways when subjected to different temperatures, pressures or other environmental forces.
Team explores vision complications for astronauts
An international partnership between Florida State University and a team from the Russian Academy of Sciences has found that space travel may severely impair the body's ability to regulate blood rushing to the brain, which ...
Where did the missing oil go? New study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor
After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it.
Snack attack: Bears munch on ants and help plants grow
Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears' diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.
Why people purchase organic groceries
A new study by a Florida State University researcher is examining why people purchase organic groceries.
Environmental bleaching impairs long-term coral reproduction
A new study by a Florida State University biologist shows that bleaching events brought on by rising sea temperatures are having a detrimental long-term impact on coral.
Maize analysis yields whole new world of genetic science
A groundbreaking paper from a team of Florida State University biologists could lead to a better understanding of how plants could adapt to and survive environmental swings such as droughts or floods.