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Study of Bees' Pollen-Foraging Habits Could Create a Buzz

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:00am
Researchers such as the UA's Avery Russell know all about nectar-foraging behavior in bees, but little research has been done to date on pollen foraging. With UANews video.

UA Scientists Challenge Conventions of Irrigation

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:00am
A team of researchers, including several from the UA, will test alternative sources of water for agriculture with $10 million in grant funding from the USDA over four years.

UA, Startup Yumanity Work on New Drugs

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:00am
Yumanity Therapeutics has licensed a UA-invented prodrug and its analogues to develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS.

3 Mentors Bring Experience to UA Startups

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:00am
Tech Launch Arizona has hired three seasoned technology entrepreneurs to advise its teams and the UA research community, helping to develop the pathways for successful ventures.

EarthWeek 2016 to Feature Student Research

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:00am
The annual showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be held this week.

Pluto Follows Its Cold, Cold Heart

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:00am
Pluto’s “heart” may be cold as ice, but it’s in the right place, according to two UA scientists who believe the dwarf planet’s iconic region of frozen ice may have shifted location.

HiRISE: 45,000 Mars Orbits and Counting

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 12:00am
Exactly 10 years ago, the UA-built HiRISE camera began taking the most detailed images of the Martian surface to date. Since then, the camera has become the world's watchful eye on the Red Planet.

Tales of a Tilting Moon Hidden in Its Polar Ice

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:00am
Intense volcanic activity on the moon's Earth-facing side billions of years ago caused its axis to tilt, a team of researchers has discovered. Two UA planetary scientists helped unlock the secret.

How the Largest Lab Experiment in Earth Sciences Was Built

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:00am
At the UA's Biosphere 2, scientists are observing each step of landscape evolution, from the purely mineral and abiotic to living landscapes that will support microbial communities and vascular plants. With UANews video.

Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:00am
By studying the brain of the zebra finch, UA assistant professor Julie Miller hopes to expand our knowledge of the speech problems associated with Parkinson's disease.

UA Tops $606 Million in Research Activity

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
Ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the nation's top 20 public research universities, the UA expects to reach three-quarters of a billion dollars in research expenditures in the next decade.

UA Computer Scientists Push for Code Sharing

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
Code that supports computer systems research does not always accompany its publication, which can keep others from repeating the experiment.

Report: Science Can Estimate Climate Change's Role

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:00am
A committee of climate experts that includes the UA's Kathy Jacobs says that it's possible to attribute changes in the frequency or severity of some extreme weather events to climate change.

UA's Space Expertise Seen as Key for US Security

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:00am
With space becoming "increasingly congested and contested," a new UA research initiative in space object behavioral sciences is described as vital to national interests.

Colorado River Flows Reduced by Warmer Spring Temps

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:00am
A UA-led study, the first to examine the instrumental historical record, discovers that temperature has played a larger role in streamflow and in exacerbating drought.

2 UA Researchers Named Sloan Foundation Fellows

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:00am
Faculty members Matthias Morzfeld and Eduardo Rozo are among 126 to be awarded the fellowships, which provide $55,000 to distinguished early-career researchers.

Shipwrecks, Tree Rings Reveal Caribbean Hurricanes

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:00am
A UA-led study is the first to use shipwrecks as a proxy for hurricane activity. Learning more about how hurricanes correlated with climate for the past 500 years may lead to better regional predictions of hurricanes.

UA Experts Say Apple-FBI Case Portends Future

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:00am
The battle is significant because the government is out to establish a legal precedent, according to law professor Derek Bambauer and information professor Yotam Shmargad.

The Reason for Mars’ Tumultuous Past

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:00am
UA planetary scientist Isamu Matsuyama has helped unravel dramatic events in the early history of Mars. Everything changed when massive volcanic eruptions initiated changes that eventually caused the entire planet to tip over.

Drought in Eastern Mediterranean Worst of Past 900 Years

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:00am
Studies from the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research contradict previous research that suggested when the eastern Mediterranean was dry, the western Mediterranean was wet — and vice versa.