Science & Health

A cargo ship in the Panama Canal passes through volcanic rocks that helped form the Isthmus of Panama.

Credit: Aaron O'Dea

Geologist challenges age of land bridge connecting Americas

Despite the belief that the strip of land connecting North and South America is older than dirt, it is actually quite […]

College of Medicine welcomes largest class at White Coat Ceremony

College of Medicine welcomes largest class at White Coat Ceremony

How many people does it take to put on a white coat? Three. That’s how many executive associate deans are […]

FIU professors help fight Zika, inform the public

FIU professors help fight Zika, inform the public

In July, when South Florida became the first place in the U.S. to report locally transmitted Zika cases, the eyes […]

How to protect yourself from Zika

How to protect yourself from Zika

Seventeen people in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, according to health […]

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The strawberry poison frog is one of the amphibians Maureen Donnelly studies in the tropics.

Frogs that can take the heat have better chance of fighting extinction

Amphibians that can tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better against disease, habitat loss and climate change, according to […]

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Photo courtesy of CRUSTOMICS Lab

Lobsters never lose fertility and 5 more facts about the coveted crustacean

Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these […]

Miami PREP students at WOW

High school students trade classroom for engineering labs

This year, the Miami PREP program came with a twist when high school students participating in the five-week summer camp […]

FIU and Rookery Bay Reserve form research, education partnership

FIU and Rookery Bay Reserve form research, education partnership

  Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and FIU have established a new partnership that will serve FIU students as […]

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Zika now in Florida: What you need to know

Zika now in Florida: What you need to know

Fourteen people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, health officials announced […]

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Medical student returns from mission trip to Guatemala

  Bhupaul Ramsuchit, a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, chose to spend part of his summer […]

Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]

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Engineering the future: Expansion provides educational opportunities, new jobs, economic impact

Engineering the future: Expansion provides educational opportunities, new jobs, economic impact

As FIU pushes to expand both geographically and in student enrollment, the university is working with industry leaders to grow its College […]

Individual efforts can improve ocean health, researchers say

Individual efforts can improve ocean health, researchers say

By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the world’s oceans, according to researchers. Consequently, France […]

Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet […]

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Blue-green algae in the St. Lucie River in Florida. Photo by: WPTV

FIU experts on toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast, damaging aquatic […]