Lathering Up with Sunscreen May Protect Against Cancer – Killing Coral Reefs Worldwide

Lathering Up with Sunscreen May Protect Against Cancer - Killing Coral Reefs Worldwide

Lathering up with sunscreen may prevent sunburn and protect against cancer, but it is also killing coral reefs around the world. That’s the conclusion of a team of international scientists, which includes University of Central Florida professor and diving enthusiast John Fauth. The researchers found that oxybenzone, a common UV-filtering compound, is in high concentrations […]

Workshop to Teach About Dangers of Invasive Lionfish

Responding to a venomous lionfish invasion in Florida’s coastal waters, UCF will co-host a community workshop Thursday, June 18, about the species that’s threatening native fish and how to get rid of them. The Invasive Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop will be held 6-8 p.m. in the UCF Biology Field Research Center, Bldg. 92 on […]

UCF’s Sea Turtle Research Subject of PBS Show Tonight

UCF marine biologist Kate Mansfield and her ongoing work with endangered sea turtles is the focus of a PBS episode of “Changing Seas,” which debuts at 8 p.m. today on WPBT2. The show focuses on Mansfield’s breakthrough research tracking and discovering what young sea turtles do after they head to sea. The episode, called “Sea […]

Seminole County Students Get Hands-On STEM Experience at UCF

How can we build the STEM research pipeline, and what does it take to create STEM career pathways for high school students? Thanks to the University of Central Florida’s leadership in the fields of engineering, science, and education, students throughout central Florida can gain unique experiences in a variety of science-related fields. One of the […]