Florida State University

Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and very high research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation. The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centres, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs. FSU is home to Florida’s only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol.

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Online education presents many conveniences but requires serious time management skills. fizkes/Shutterstock.com

Is online education right for you? 5 questions answered

While online education may seem like a convenient way to earn a degree in the comfort of your own home or office, an expert warns of pitfalls that can seriously set a student behind.
Water purification at a modern urban wastewater treatment plant involves removing undesirable chemicals, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water. arhendrix/Shutterstock.com

Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertilizer on crops

The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertilizer.
Debris left behind after a tornado strike on Jefferson City, Missouri, May 23, 2019. AP Photo/Summer Ballentine

Millions of burnt trees and rusted cars: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive, time-consuming and wasteful

Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, but one piece doesn't get enough attention: cleaning up the mess that's left behind.
Young Americans today are more likely to say that they’re dissatisfied with the current state of affairs. LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com

Why are kids today less patriotic?

A teen asks why so many young people don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the national anthem. The data shows that young Americans today do view the U.S. more negatively than older generations.
Haitians gather at a closed gas station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, hoping it will open eventually, Sept. 4, 2019. Gas shortages have forced stations across the country to close or reduced their operating hours in recent weeks. AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery

Gas shortages paralyze Haiti, triggering protests against failing economy and dysfunctional politics

Haiti has been paralyzed by general strikes and crippling fuel shortages for much of September. Its government is barely functioning. Here's the history behind the crisis.
Cathy Engelbert of Deloitte and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin are among the few female CEOs in corporate America. Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Why are there so few women CEOs?

Women occupy just 5% of the top jobs at companies in the S&P 500. Research shows the problem to be even worse.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing. Malcolm Lightbody/Unsplash

Are brain games mostly BS?

There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Twenty-two of the 24 Democratic 2020 presidential candidates. Reuters

Why are there so many candidates for president?

The number of candidates in presidential primaries has skyrocketed since the 2016 election. Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.

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