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Single? Here are 6 ways to beat the holiday blues

If you are single this holiday season, you may not have a plus-one for that New Year’s party, but psychologist Lisa […]

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Origins of the Christmas Star are scientific mystery

December is a month of celebration throughout the world and across cultures and religions. Perhaps one of the most widely observed […]

Cheap, fun ways kids can learn through play this holiday break

Cheap, fun ways kids can learn through play this holiday break

Children learn best through play, but expensive toys are not necessary. With winter break fast approaching, parents can make the […]

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Look up tonight, supermoon on the rise

As the moon reaches full phase Monday, Nov. 14, it will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. There […]

New lab helps students slay math

New lab helps students slay math

A second Mastery Math Lab has opened its doors this fall to serve more than 2,000 students enrolled in university […]

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

  The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at […]

‘Big data’ research gets boost from National Science Foundation

‘Big data’ research gets boost from National Science Foundation

  FIU physicist Angie Laird is leading a team of researchers embarking on a new phase of the National Science Foundation’s BRAIN […]

When a child stops speaking, researcher helps find their voice

When a child stops speaking, researcher helps find their voice

Eleven-year-old Aylani Suazo has not spoken to anyone in school since age 7. Her mother, Aysel, knew there was a […]

FIU back-to-school experts list 2016

FIU back-to-school experts list 2016

Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]

Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Contrary to the belief that marijuana is a “safe drug,” a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families has […]

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics Professor Caroline Simpson, the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award […]

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Art and science come together at FIU with the third installment of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science […]

Marine scientist advises parents to leave ‘Dory’ on the big screen

Marine scientist advises parents to leave ‘Dory’ on the big screen

The palette surgeonfish, or blue tang, is the star of Disney-Pixar’s latest film Finding Dory — the much anticipated sequel […]

Helping children survive the aftermath

Helping children survive the aftermath

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with large-scale traumatic events Katrina. Nepal. Sandy Hook. The Boston Marathon. The World […]

Legal psychology experts convene at FIU

Legal psychology experts convene at FIU

Some of the world’s top legal psychologists convened May 19 in the Kovens Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus for […]