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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.
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.
Graduate students at the UA and universities in Mexico, Brazil and Chile, with support from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, will collaborate on water sustainability research.
A UA-led team has identified the climate pattern that generated a "Green Sahara" from 5,000 to 11,000 years ago. The region had 10 times the rainfall it does today.
"Science Diplomacy and Policy With Focus on the Americas" is a global conference on practical solutions to some of today's most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges.
The invention is a new kind of laser that can generate spectrally tunable light and multiple wavelengths, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared regions of the spectrum.
Scientists Michael Marty, Jianqiang Cheng, Luke McGuire and John Schaibley each will receive $200,000 in support of their research from Science Foundation Arizona.
The appointment of Robert Shelton is further evidence of the UA's central role in the Giant Magellan Telescope — the first of a new crop of extremely large observatories tasked with studying the first stars and galaxies in the universe and the exploration of planets orbiting other stars.
UA professor John L. Koprowski, an expert on burrowing animals, shares his insights on the behavior of Punxsutawney Phil, the legendary Feb. 2 burrower from Pennsylvania.
New research led by Michael Sori of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory shows that Ceres, a dwarf planet orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, may have vanishing ice volcanoes.
Codelucida, which commercializes error-correction technology for data storage and communications, has raised approximately $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding.
Between 2013 and July 2016, Tech Launch Arizona provided almost $2.2 million in Asset Development funding to prepare 82 early-stage technologies for licensing. So far in FY 2017, it has provided funds for seven projects.
What is often portrayed as a doomsday scenario in popular media is business as usual for our planet: a reversal of Earth's magnetic field. It's bound to happen — just not any time soon.
UA professor Frank E. Musiek writes that the "sound of silence" can be critical to understanding speech — and could affect the diagnosis of auditory dysfunction.
Renowned scientists and diplomats from across the Americas will participate in an upcoming UA conference on science diplomacy and policy, advocating for science-based policies and international research collaborations.
With the world at our fingertips, the notion of being "lost" has become almost inconceivable, says Laura Brandimarte, a UA assistant professor of management information systems.
The UA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is still a long way from reaching its primary target, asteroid Bennu, but this month it opens its robotic eyes to look for a population of space rocks.
Want to keep your valentine's roses fresh? You might want to place them in the fridge. Arizona Master Gardener Lauren Kettenbach answers questions about February's most popular flower.
UA anthropologist Stacey Tecot helped develop LemurFaceID, a computer-assisted facial recognition system that has the potential to redefine the tracking of species in the wild.
RFID chips like the ones used to protect stores from shoplifting have given an interdisciplinary team of UA researchers unprecedented glimpses into a colony of bumblebees.