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Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

By | November 7, 2019

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

Study Reveals Indigenous People's Choice of Medicinal Plants

By | November 6, 2019

Researchers discovered a novel way to find the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Machine-learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson's Patients

By | October 30, 2019

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor the severity of tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Two-thirds of Floridians Concerned About Climate Change

By | October 29, 2019

More than two-thirds of Floridians say that climate change has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida and do not feel government is doing enough to address its impacts.

New AR/VR Lab Brings Imagination to Life for FAU Students

By | October 28, 2019

Florida Atlantic University has opened "The Portal," a new lab in the S.E. Wimberly Library which will serve as a collaborative space specifically focused on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

By | October 16, 2019

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary

By | October 9, 2019

A study is the first to examine parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English. The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency.

Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

By | September 30, 2019

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships.

FAU Launches Florida's First Master of Science Degree in AI

By | September 25, 2019

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science program will prepare students for careers in various education, government and industry positions that require artificial intelligence skills.

Novel Study Identifies Three Distinct Types of Teen Popularity

By | September 18, 2019

A new study finds three distinct types of teen popularity: prosocial popular; aggressive popular; and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. Loved and feared, Machiavellian-like teens were the most popular.