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2014-09-22 16:28:57

MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FIU professor Dr. Aileen Marty has returned to Miami after 31 days in Nigeria, serving with the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine's infectious diseases specialist called for sustained international attention on the Ebola outbreak and urged U.S. and European authorities to step up screening of travelers from countries where Ebola is present. During her time...

2014-09-09 12:21:51

Chrysler Group and The Chrysler Foundation Drive Support for the Introduction of Innovative STEM Education Initiative MIAMI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida International University's (FIU) College of Engineering and Computing will begin rolling engineering education into South Florida's public school classrooms this fall with the launch of "Engineers on Wheels," an innovative, hands-on STEM education initiative sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC and The Chrysler Foundation, the...

2014-08-22 16:20:29

Sea turtles struggle to find food with rising temperatures MIAMI, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change. The heat wave caused the loss of more than 90 percent of the dominant seagrass in some regions of Shark Bay, Australia. Since seagrass meadows provide habitat for many ecologically important species, and provide food for large...

2014-08-13 16:22:19

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage -- seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it's their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers. "Seagrasses around the world are under considerable threat -- from pollution to dredging and changes in water quality," said Mike Heithaus, interim...

2014-07-16 12:24:48

MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infants who exhibit a consistent right hand preference are more likely to develop advanced language skills by age two, according to a study by Florida International University psychologist Eliza L. Nelson. The findings were recently published in the journal of Developmental Psychology. In the study, Nelson measured handedness - the tendency to use one hand more naturally than the other - in different ways according to the...

2014-06-27 12:24:27

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by researchers at Florida International University (FIU) examines whether legislation implemented by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DHMH) in December of 2006, which effectively banned artificial trans fat from the food served in restaurants and other eateries located throughout New York City (NYC), reduced obesity among New Yorkers residing in the five boroughs. Obesity was determined by an...

2014-06-26 16:23:46

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida International University psychologist Jacqueline R. Evans. Findings recently published in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology suggest Hispanics speaking English with very low proficiency are at a disadvantage in situations where their credibility is being assessed such as...

Researchers Create Improved Method Of Hurricane Forecasting
2014-06-26 03:48:47

National Science Foundation Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Working with researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting that incorporates high-resolution airborne radar observations from the inner core of the storms. This approach has shown great promise for hurricane...

2014-06-05 12:31:46

MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of their physical proximity to the event, according to Florida International University psychologist Jonathan S. Comer. Most recently, Comer studied children who attended the Boston Marathon in 2013 and found they likely developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a rate comparable to that of...

2014-05-16 23:06:45

Study looks at Panama and Miami as ideal distribution hub to Latin America. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Florida International University (FIU) Masters of International Business (MIB) students and international freight forwarder LILLY + Associates International released a semester-long study weighing the benefits between PortMiami and Panama as the natural distribution hub for the Americas. "The meticulous level of work performed by the FIU MIB students, under the direction of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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