Science & Health

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

Researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had […]

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to […]

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Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Among the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma last week, many downed trees and uprooted plants were left in the storm’s […]

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. […]

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with aftermath of Hurricane Irma Families are slowly trying to return to normalcy […]

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Hurricane Irma has reached “monster storm” status. As people continue to prepare for the storm, the health risks these storms can […]

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is honoring FIU researcher Helen Tempest with its 2017 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks […]

FIU 2017 hurricane season experts

FIU 2017 hurricane season experts

FIU has several experts who are available to discuss various issues related to hurricanes and their consequences. For help reaching FIU’s […]

Building robots to protect the planet

Building robots to protect the planet

Video by Doug Garland ’10 For decades, the United States has faced the world’s largest and costliest environmental cleanup project: […]

FIU astroscientists look through a telescope at the Stocker AstroScience Center.
By Eduardo Merille

3 ways to observe the solar eclipse

For solar eclipse enthusiasts planning to take in the Great American Eclipse, FIU astrophysicist James Webb shares three ways to […]

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

Florida International University (FIU) is in partnership with four universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government […]

Photo by NASA

5 things to know about the solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, America will witness an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the continental United States for 99 […]

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to […]

James Fourqurean spoke about the importance of and threats to Biscayne Bay at the 2017 Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit.

Marine ecologist takes helm of national federation

FIU marine ecologist James Fourqurean has been elected president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Fourqurean will lead the […]