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FSU Research: Strong Storms Often Generate Earthquake-Like Seismic Activity

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.
15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management

Okamoto and a group of biologists, mathematicians, social scientists, resource managers and representatives of indigenous cultures have created tools that look at the social and cultural costs and benefits of different management strategies used to...
14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The makeup of mariculture: FSU researchers examine global trends in seafood farming

When Florida families settle down to enjoy a seafood dinner they may not realize the main dish wasn’t freshly caught in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, but rather farmed off the coast of Panama. The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as...
14-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a...
9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Molecular Metamorphosis: Researcher Develops Method to Change Fundamental Architecture of Polymers

A Florida State University research team has developed methods to manipulate polymers in a way that changes their fundamental structure, paving the way for potential applications in cargo delivery and release, recyclable materials, shape-shifting...
2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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FSU Researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University team has found that the long-term outlook for many marine species is much more complex — and possibly bleaker — than scientists...
30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership

Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? A new study from researchers at Florida State University and the University of Arizona hopes to add some empirical data to the conversation after finding that gun owners tend to...
25-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deepwater Horizon Oil Buried in Gulf Coast Beaches Could Take More Than 30 Years to Biodegrade

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to a new study by ecologists at Florida State University.
10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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