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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

Climate Change Could Bring Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain for Loggerhead Turtles

New research from conservation biologists at Florida State University and their collaborators suggests that while some loggerheads will suffer from the effects of a changing climate
5-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.The study, funded by The...
4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beliefs About Uncommitted Sex May Put Marriages at Risk

In a study published today in the journal Psychological Science, researchers outline several factors that can contribute to a marriage’s long-term happiness or dissolution.
4-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Oxygen Depletion in Ancient Oceans Caused Major Mass Extinction

Late in the prehistoric Silurian Period, around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23 percent of all marine animals from the face of the planet. For years, scientists struggled to connect a mechanism to this mass...
30-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A fruitful endeavor: Researcher examines berry polyphenols as potential treatment for cardiovascular treatment

Gloria Salazar, associate professor of nutrition, has received $805,409 from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program at the Florida Department of Health to look at the protective effects of polyphenols
30-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Protein Bedtime Snacks No Problem for Active Women

In a study of women weight lifters, nutrition scientists at FSU showed that protein consumption before bed compared to protein consumption during the day does not disturb overnight belly fat metabolism or whole-body fat burn.
28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Find Depleted Seamounts Near Hawaii Recovering After Decades Of Federal Protection

After years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that a once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback.
6-Aug-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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