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Santa Monica High School Team Wins National Science Bowl

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Four California high school students used a complex mathematical function called a Maclaurin series to come up with the correct answer - "two-thirds" - Monday to win the Energy Department's annual National Science Bowl.

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South Pacific Shakes Again

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the South Pacific just southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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3 Charged With Grand Canyon Fire

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Police said three people have been charged with causing a fire that's charred more than 2,000 acres near Grand Canyon National Park.

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Obama: Change In Ethanol Policy Might Be Needed

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday the federal government might need to rethink its support for corn ethanol because of rising food prices, a stance similar to Republican John McCain's but at odds with farm states considered important to the November election.

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UN and NGOs Rush To Ready Aid For Myanmar Cyclone Victims

Posted: 05/05/2008 - U.N. agencies and independent humanitarian groups rushed Monday to prepare assistance for victims of a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, while awaiting a formal go-ahead from the military regime in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Border-fence Dispute Snares Rare Jaguars

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Jaguars have a breeding population in northern Mexico, and the large cats have been migrating into the southwestern U.S. - a trend that would be stopped by a fence along the border.

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Sunflower debate ends in Mexico, researchers say

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Ancient farmers were growing sunflowers in Mexico more than 4,000 years before the Spaniards arrived, according to a team of researchers that includes Florida State University anthropologist Mary D. Pohl.

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Full spectrum of chemistry to be served by state-of-the-art FSU building

Posted: 05/05/2008 - It took four years of planning and another two-and-a-half years of construction, but the wait was well worth it: Florida State University is celebrating the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art Chemical Sciences Laboratory that will offer expanded educational and research opportunities for decades of faculty members and students.

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FSU enters historic research partnership with Mayo Clinic

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Two leaders in medicine, Florida State University and Mayo Clinic, have signed an agreement to work as research partners in the quest to improve health care outcomes for Floridians and all Americans.

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'New' ancient Antarctic sediment reveals climate change history

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State University's Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility will give international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarctica's ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as the climate cooled considerably between 20 and 14 million years ago.

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FSU geochemist challenges key theory regarding earth's formation

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Working with colleagues from NASA, a Florida State University researcher has published a paper that calls into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today.

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