Science & Health

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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‘Inside Out’ provides roadmap for navigating emotions

‘Inside Out’ provides roadmap for navigating emotions

Pixar’s new film Inside Out is putting the spotlight on children’s emotions. But navigating those emotions and helping children understand them is […]

A Flock of Data: There is more to gathering information than counting birds

A Flock of Data: There is more to gathering information than counting birds

Birds and business analytics: Rarely mentioned together. Yet for College of Business Assistant Professor Roman Lukyanenko, helping scientists tap into […]

The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The forensic research of an FIU team headed by Provost and Executive Vice President, Kenneth G. Furton, has been published in the journal Philosophical […]

Map locator and description of proposed canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific across Nicaragua. MCT 2014 (Newscom TagID: krtgfxlive046412.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Scientists question Nicaraguan canal in newly released report

A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about […]

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What you need to know about the fatal drug fentanyl

What you need to know about the fatal drug fentanyl

-By Amanda Graham A surge in news stories about the drug fentanyl has led to increased efforts by Student Health […]

Looking to hire Hispanic STEM graduates? FIU a top producer of science and engineering talent

Looking to hire Hispanic STEM graduates? FIU a top producer of science and engineering talent

FIU graduates more Hispanics with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than any other university […]

New program empowers teens to make choices about ADHD meds

New program empowers teens to make choices about ADHD meds

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is offering a new program to help teens with ADHD make healthy, informed […]

What makes a math person? Interest, recognition are key factors, researchers say

What makes a math person? Interest, recognition are key factors, researchers say

You’re either a math person or you’re not – at least that’s what we’ve always heard. Now, National Science Foundation-funded […]

Inspired by the wilderness: Students’ Everglades journey in poems, essays and stories

Inspired by the wilderness: Students’ Everglades journey in poems, essays and stories

Six FIU students, all aspiring writers, were selected last fall to take part in a six-week Everglades wilderness expedition in […]

Postpartum depression screenings critical for minority mothers

Postpartum depression screenings critical for minority mothers

Minority mothers and their newborns are at increased risk for problems caused by postpartum depression according to FIU researchers. A […]

Dr. Chad Perlyn to head plastic surgeons society

Dr. Chad Perlyn to head plastic surgeons society

Dr. Chad Perlyn, chief of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery, has been elected president of […]

An aspiring physician’s pilgrimage to his hometown hospital

An aspiring physician’s pilgrimage to his hometown hospital

Geoffrey Collett is a third year medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Last summer he did […]