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ALMA imaged the outflow, or "wind," from a galaxy seen when the universe was only one billion years old. The ALMA image (circle call out) shows the location of hydroxyl (OH) molecules. The background star field (Blanco Telescope Dark Energy Survey) shows the location of the galaxy. The circular, double-lobe shape of the distant galaxy is due to the distortion caused by the cosmic magnifying effect of an intervening galaxy. (Image: ALMA [ESO/NAOJ/NRAO], Spilker; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello; AURA/NSF)
Sept. 10, 2018
Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.
In a national survey, half of teens who were born female but identified as male reported having attempted suicide.
Sept. 10, 2018
Teens who were born female but identify as male, and teens who don't identify as exclusively male or female, are most at risk for attempting suicide, according to new research.
Sept. 9, 2018
The UA earned its highest overall mark in the U.S. News & World Report ranking since 2011, placing 46th among public institutions in the Best Colleges 2019 guidebook.
Branded items such as band t-shirts can be used ironically to make a statement about an individual's beliefs and tastes.
Sept. 5, 2018
Research by Caleb Warren, assistant professor of marketing at the UA, indicates that consuming brands ironically is a way to secretly signal our identity or beliefs to people who know us.
Louise Hecker and her research team will be evaluating two potential drug candidates they believe can stop and even reverse excessive scar tissue growth in the lungs.
Sept. 5, 2018
A $4.4 million grant from the Department of Defense will help researchers test two drug candidates for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – a deadly disease with no cure.
Laura Sharp (Photo: Miles Fujimoto/UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Sept. 4, 2018
Laura Sharp is embracing the field of visual geography, from story mapping Tucson's murals to examining how fictional shows shape our understanding of the physical world.
Monsoon rainstorms bring moisture from the tropics to the arid lands of the Desert Southwest, supporting a landscape that is much more biodiverse than most other deserts in the world. (Photo: Deborah Lee Soltez)
Aug. 31, 2018
UA researchers accessed untapped clues about monsoon activity in the Sonoran desert during the last ice age to help predict how regional climates may respond to future conditions.
This patch of oak shrub surrounded by forest is the result of an 1899 forest fire in northern New Mexico. Researchers suggest such changes from forest to shrubby, hard-to-walk-through vegetation will become more common as global warming continues. (Photo: Ellis Q. Margolis)
Aug. 30, 2018
The current warming from climate change may drive a dramatic change in vegetation within the next 100-150 years unless greenhouse-gas emissions are reduced, reports a UA-led international team.
PolyCam, the largest of three cameras on the OSIRIS-REx mission, helped spot the asteroid Bennu from millions of miles away and will also serve as a microscope to explore the surface of the asteroid as the spacecraft gets closer. (Photo: Symeon Platts/UA)
Aug. 28, 2018
Using its multipurpose camera designed at the UA, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft spied its target asteroid for the first time from about 1.4 million miles away. UANews spoke with three OSIRIS-REx mission scientists who planned the first-light image of Bennu. The mission is well on track, and the spacecraft is expected to reach the asteroid Bennu in December.