NEWS ARCHIVE


FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

By | March 13, 2017

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

By | March 9, 2017

Beyond a reasonable doubt? A psychology study gives new meaning to "guilt by association" and shows how human memory as well as police use of mugshots and subtle innuendo can contaminate eyewitness testimonies.

Americans Are Having Less Sex than Ever Before Study Shows

By | March 7, 2017

Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, and people in the South.

Owls Racing Takes Second at Formula South Invitational

By | March 3, 2017

Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team, recently took home second place at the fifth annual Formula South Invitational.

I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

By | February 28, 2017

FAU's I-SENSE has received a National Science Foundation grant for a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" program and will host an intensive summer program for top undergraduate students nationwide.

FAU Hosts Florida Undergraduate Research Conference

By | February 28, 2017

Florida Atlantic University hosted the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) 2017 on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 on its Boca Raton campus.

Cavefish May Help Humans Evolve to Require Very Little Sleep

By | February 23, 2017

We all do it; we all need it - humans and animals alike. The tiny Mexican cavefish is shedding light on how sleep evolves and how human brains could evolve to require very little sleep, just like the cavefish.

FAU Hosts 10th Regional Competition for Science Olympiad

By | February 23, 2017

Students from 19 middle and 45 high schools from Palm Beach, Broward, Lee, Martin and Miami-Dade counties competed.

Three FAU SeaPerch Teams Qualify for National Competition

By | February 22, 2017

Florida Atlantic University's SeaPerch teams recently won 15 awards at a regional competition hosted by FAU's A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School.

New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports

By | February 22, 2017

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.