Science

Jellyfish, polyps and the like belong to a phylum called Cnidaria, one of about 30 major groups that make up the animal kingdom. (Photo: Chai Seamaker/Shutterstock)
Jan. 13, 2017
A new study by UA biologists helps explain why groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species — and how this is related to differences in their body forms and ways of life.
Jan. 13, 2017
The popular annual series, free to the public, starts on Jan. 30 and will explore cutting-edge concepts in modern physics. Each lecture will be streamed live by Arizona Public Media.
Hector Zamora, a monitoring team member and doctoral candidate in the UA Department of Geosciences, at a site that was cleared in advance of the pulse flow. The willows pictured here germinated after the pulse flow. (Photo: Karl W. Flessa/UA Department of Geosciences)
Oct. 19, 2016
Two growing seasons after the 2014 engineered spring flood, the delta’s birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report by a binational, UA-led team.
Oct. 12, 2016
UA researcher Adam Buntzman is merging computer science and immunology to improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.
UA researcher Adam Buntzman: "If we were on a treasure hunt, where the cure to many illnesses is the buried treasure, then we’ve just drawn the first map of Treasure Island." (Photo: Roy Wageman/UA BioCommunications)
Sept. 28, 2016
Using high-performance techniques, UA researcher Adam Buntzman has led an effort to harness supercomputers to create the first map of the human immune system.
This Bosnian pine, dubbed Adonis, is the oldest known living tree in Europe. The tree is more than 1,075 years old. (Photo: Oliver Konter/University of Mainz, Germany)
Aug. 22, 2016
Researchers from the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research participated in an expedition that revealed the age of the tree, living in the highlands of Greece, as nearly 1,100 years.
The Jason series of U.S./European satellites can measure the height of the ocean surface. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Aug. 18, 2016
A UA-led research team figured out that sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global average surface temperatures. Scientists had not previously connected Pacific sea level with changes in the globe’s temperatures.
Often, great inventions start in ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 2, 2016
Tech Launch Arizona has completed its third full year of operation, surpassing all of its established performance metrics. For fiscal 2016, the UA's commercialization arm reported 250 invention disclosures, 278 patents filed and 14 startup companies. Tech Parks Arizona also had a banner year.
A sub-alpine forest in Colorado. Forests in the southwestern U.S. are expected to be among the hardest hit, according to the projections resulting from the study. (Photo: Sydne Record)
July 20, 2016
A UA-led study combined projections of future climate with tree-ring records, suggesting that forests increasingly are aching under the burden of climate change.

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