College of Science

A new study in Geophysical Research Letters argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist underneath the Martian southern polar ice cap. (Image: NASA)
Feb. 14, 2019
A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiling deep below the surface of the Red Planet.
What lidar sees: the canopy structure of the rainforest, as seen from the ground. (Photo: Marielle Smith)
Feb. 13, 2019
A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways.
Feb. 11, 2019
UA psychology professor David Sbarra and his collaborators propose an explanation for why we are so drawn to our smartphones, even when they take us out of the moment in our close relationships.
John Cocke (Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Johnston/
Feb. 8, 2019
In 1969, UA scientists were the first to detect the optical flash from a pulsar — a stellar corpse thought to pack at least one-and-a-half times the mass of our sun into a neutron star.
"I didn't realize until I moved to England what a desert rat I have become," says astronomy professor Robert C. Kennicutt Jr. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University College of Science)
Jan. 28, 2019
The awards keep coming for Robert C. Kennicutt Jr., who was recently honored by both the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Astronomical Society.
Jan. 15, 2019
The UA College of Science's popular annual lecture series marks its 14th year this year.