Science & Health

10 tips for a great start to kindergarten

10 tips for a great start to kindergarten

Kindergarten is a big leap from preschool. The expectations for a child entering kindergarten are not what you or your […]

Diana Sheehan, doctoral candidate

Latinas build research careers through CRUSADA

The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at FIU assists Latino communities throughout South Florida. This multidisciplinary […]

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Armadillos are the likely cause of an uptick in leprosy cases in Florida

5 things you should know about leprosy

Leprosy is not common, but confirmed cases have jumped this year in Florida. There are usually 0-12 new cases of […]

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Summer program turns teachers into techies

Summer program turns teachers into techies

A “summer camp” for local public school teachers had them learning new skills to enhance STEM education in their classrooms. […]

Training program inspires local STEM teachers through active learning

Training program inspires local STEM teachers through active learning

As part of FIU’s commitment to improving STEM education, the Department of Physics is training South Florida teachers to implement […]

Mike Heithaus takes a swim with a grouper outside of FIU Aquarius Reef Base, the world's only undersea research lab.

Coral reefs become training ground for NASA

As a team of international astronauts splashes down for a 14-day training mission in FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base, they will […]

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Tropical forests just got a little more diverse

Tropical forests just got a little more diverse

After decades of relying on scientific opinion, an international team of researchers has come close to determining the number of […]

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Countdown to Pluto

Countdown to Pluto

  All eyes will be on Pluto Tuesday at FIU’s Stocker AstroScience Center. Researchers will open the doors to the […]

Medical marijuana laws increase use among juveniles

Medical marijuana laws increase use among juveniles

Juvenile use of marijuana is increasing substantially as more medical marijuana laws pass nationwide. In a recent study published in […]

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Odaimy Ayala, left, and Bryant Estadella won first place for their class' biology presentation.

Freshmen take top prize for virus research

FIU freshmen Odaimy Ayala and Bryant Estadella noticed subtle splashes of color on posters on display at a recent Howard […]

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Historic shark census catches predators on camera

Historic shark census catches predators on camera

Researchers are embarking on the largest-ever attempt to survey the world’s shark populations. Predators are disappearing from the oceans in alarming […]

Vibrio vulnificus bacterium

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Protecting yourself from rare flesh-eating bacteria found on Florida’s beaches

The Florida Health Department has warned residents and tourists of a rare form of flesh-eating, potentially deadly bacteria that has made […]

Rhinella marina, commonly known as Bufo Toad, Marine Toad, or Cane Toad.

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Florida pet owners warned about deadly giant toads

Florida’s rainy season is in full force and pet owners are being cautioned to keep an eye out for toxic […]

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Luckily, we have more to go on now than just knowing the tracks of previous named storms. Titoxd

Better hurricane observation techniques make big storms less deadly

As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]

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Students examine the initial prototype of the TeleBot created in FIU's Discovery Lab.

SCIS partners with Girls Who Code for summer program

FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) announced a new partnership with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization […]

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