Science

"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.
Benjamin Renquist, inventor of a new animal growth assay, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center.  (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Sept. 27, 2018
How can farmers of aquatic animals quickly and efficiently select the top producing stocks for breeding? Benjamin Renquist has invented a new assay that answers this question, offering an easy-to-use assay that has been licensed to startup GenetiRate.
Sept. 25, 2018
The National Science Foundation has renewed its funding for CyVerse – a UA-led project providing computational infrastructure for data science – through 2023.
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.
Akrotiri is the Minoan town on Santorini that was damaged by earthquakes building up to the eruption and then buried under ash once Thera erupted. The whole town site has a modern roof structure over it to protect the fragile site from the elements. (Photo: Gretchen Gibbs)
Aug. 15, 2018
New University of Arizona-led research uses tree rings to shed light on discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon evidence in dating the ancient volcanic eruption of Thera.
The queen bee, recognized by her larger size and marked with a red dot so the scientists can keep track of her more easily, can live for years, while the worker bee's lifespan is measured in weeks. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
July 31, 2018
UA students hope honey bees can serve as model systems to discover clues about how genetics, gut bacteria and diet influence aging in humans.
The Tech Launch Arizona team reports another great year of engagement, innovation and impact for FY2018.
July 27, 2018
The UA has met or surpassed expectations in technology commercialization for the fiscal year 2018, as Tech Launch Arizona continues to enhance the impact of UA research for the public.
UA undergraduate student Gordon Downs is helping develop new ways to analyze data from the NASA Curiosity mars rover as a collaborator on the Mars Science Laboratory science team.
July 17, 2018
Scientists from around the world are working on the NASA Curiosity rover mission. What makes the UA's Mars Science Laboratory team unique is undergraduate student Gordon Downs.
On May 27, NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of subtropical storm Alberto's center of circulation hundreds of miles south of the Florida panhandle. A thick band of thunderstorms east of the center extended over the entire state of Florida. (Photo: NASA)
June 20, 2018
The UA's hurricane forecasting model, known for its accuracy, is calling for fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic this year. Researchers are predicting four hurricanes, two of which will be major — those reaching Category 3, 4 or 5. Last year brought six major hurricanes, including Irma and Maria (each a 5).

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