Science & Health

American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

6 things to know about alligators

Growing up to nearly 15 feet in length, the American alligator can take up residence in Florida’s canals, lakes, rivers […]

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Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature […]

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Humans are greater threat to sharks, not the other way around

Humans are greater threat to sharks, not the other way around

You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]

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Picture of Jarvis Reef in the Pacific Ocean taken by a BRUV deployed by the Australian team with FinPrint. To date, this picture holds the record of the most sharks—12 in total—in one frame.

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Early findings of global survey show existing data may be inaccurate Researchers attempting the world’s largest-ever survey of shark populations […]

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FIU shark experts list

FIU shark experts list

FIU has some of the top marine researchers in the country, including several focused on the science of sharks. They are […]

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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 […]

TEDxFIU: Sex, Lies and Ebola

TEDxFIU: Sex, Lies and Ebola

Two-time TEDxFIU speaker Dr. Aileen Marty has travelled all over the world studying dangerous diseases like leprosy and the plague. […]

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 […]

Biology Ph.D. student Emily Warschefsky is studying the genetic diversity and evolutionary history of mangos.

Geneticist studies history of mangoes

Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy mango. The sweet fruit is the basis of many recipes and is found […]

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College of Medicine earns international honor for social responsibility

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) has recognized the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s unique approach to […]

What do you want to know about sharks?

What do you want to know about sharks?

Shark Week is approaching and FIU News is ready to talk predators. With some of the top marine researchers in […]

StartUP FIU launches with 3 incubators and entrepreneurship accelerator program

StartUP FIU launches with 3 incubators and entrepreneurship accelerator program

WANTED: Entrepreneurs looking to solve problems, generate prosperity and create jobs. StartUP FIU, an initiative aimed at supporting innovation among […]

Two gray reef sharks encounter a baited remote underwater video camera deployed by FIU marine scientist Jeremy Kiszka in the waters off Madagascar.

Shark conservation efforts garner support from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Jeremy Kiszka is advancing conservation efforts of sharks and rays in East Africa, an effort supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio […]

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FIU receives $5 million NSF grant to launch Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment

FIU receives $5 million NSF grant to launch Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment

When an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sent millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of […]

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Professor uses computer science to reduce patients’ exposure to radiation from CT scans

Professor uses computer science to reduce patients’ exposure to radiation from CT scans

When a doctor orders a CT perfusion scan, most people don’t give it a second thought as it’s necessary to […]