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Study: No convincing evidence that brain-training games lead to cognitive gains

A new study by a multiuniversity team, including Florida State University, found there is no convincing evidence that brain-training programs work to enhance cognitive abilities.


Giant Thai insect reveals clues to human heart disease

What can a Thai water bug teach us about our muscles, especially the heart?


FSU donates $40,000 of lab equipment to boost physics enrollment in Bay County high schools

Florida State University has purchased $40,000 worth of physics lab equipment that will be loaned to Bay County high schools to enhance teaching capabilities.


During Hurricane Hermine, FSU meteorology student took weather world by storm

Florida State University meteorology student Matt Reagan has been fascinated with weather, especially the fearsome power of hurricanes, since he was 7 years old. He dreamed maybe one day he’d be able to watch the weather, analyze it, and talk about it for a living.


A onetime speakeasy, Tennessee cave has complex human history

A Tennessee cave with a colorful history as a speakeasy, dance hall and hideout during the Civil War was originally a native burial ground 8,500 years ago.


Biology professor receives $1.14 million from NIH to study epigenetics

A Florida State University scientist has received $1.14 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a little understood area of human epigenetics.


Fruit flies yield clues on cancerous tumor 'hot spots'

Florida State University researchers have found that the epithelial tissues that line the surfaces of organs throughout the body intrinsically have "hot spots" for cancerous tumors.


Lightning strikes: Study shows that thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

In the southern United States, an afternoon thunderstorm is part of a regular summer day. But new research shows those storms might be doing more than bringing some scary thunder and lightning.

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In fact, these storms are moving significant amounts of mercury to the ground.


Biology researchers help discover potential Zika treatment

A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health has found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns.


Chemistry professor explores outer regions of periodic table

A little-known — and difficult-to-obtain — element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry.


Got sleep? The amount you get could affect your marital mindset

A new study by two Florida State University researchers found that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages, at least the following day.


Psychology researchers: Genetics, good schooling both key to a child's reading ability

Good genes can give a young child a head start when it comes to learning to read, but it’s not enough to overcome the effects of a poorly rated school.