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Gun Control In Defense of Self-Defense
by Jeff Worley
Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 32-year-old law prohibiting residents in the nation’s capital from owning handguns, claiming it violated the Constitution’s Second Amendment. The top gun-control researcher in the country applauded the ruling, citing decades of scientific studies that make the decision the only rational choice.

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Checking Oil's ID Checking Oil's I.D.
by Kristen Coyne
While the U.S. stumbles forward on an energy policy that makes sense, crude oil is in little danger of losing its dominant role in our energy equation anytime soon. A new technique for picking good oil from bad may pay off handsomely where we need it most—at the pump.

Shakespeare The Other Shakespeare
by Robert Pool
What’s in a name? Try Thomas Middleton, the man who shared Shakespeare’s company, celebrity, productivity, wit and genius. yet for all that, this extraordinary man of letters of Elizabethan England has been all but forgotten until now.

Protein Promise Protein Promise
by Christine Suh
Of all our agues, heart disease remains our top killer. Now comes a natural molecule that shows remarkable promise for keeping the blood flowing.



Periscope on campus life and research Periscope on campus life and research
A Community Celebrates Science & Discovery, Treasured Texts, Biology's Big New Eye, Stem Cell Short-Cut?


Recent works by FSU faculty Recent works by FSU faculty
Looking for the New Deal: Florida Women's Letters During the Great Depression, Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology.


Spotlight on Florida State faculty Spotlight on Florida State faculty
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Farrukh Alvi named director of the newly created Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion.

From the Field

FSU research from around the world FSU research from around the world
In Pursuit of the Wily Harpacticoid - Few things fire up the blod of an oceanography


Spotlight on Florida State faculty Forms of Flight
Ernst Heinrich Phillip August Haeckel (1834-1919) was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, who, despite a long and....