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Perseids Meteor shower

Two Meteor Showers Will Dazzle in Arizona's August Sky

Overlapping showers mean lots of visible shooting stars.

Jul 28, 2016

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

Jul 26, 2016

UA Cancer Center contributes to VP Biden's Cancer Moonshot

Effort seeks to complete a decade’s worth of research in 5 years, focusing on ovarian cancer.

Jul 26, 2016

UA Research Finds Trees May Absorb Less CO2

North American forest growth slowing because of climate change, tree ring study reveals.

Jul 25, 2016
This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water -- an essential ingredient for life as we know it -- to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths."

Astronomers, Led by UA, Confirm 100-Plus New Planets

Celestial bodies could contain clues about our solar system's formation.

Jul 19, 2016

Study: College Calculus Deters Women from STEM Fields

Explanation for gender gap in science and technology jobs emerges in nationwide study.

Jul 18, 2016

Tucson Police, African American Communities Evaluate Relationship

Success working together creates a less-divided community, they say.

Jul 15, 2016
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD

UA Alzheimer's Research Looks at Aging Female Brain

Scientist considers reproductive milestones as triggers

Jul 14, 2016
Feature on renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Carol Barnes, who is looking at the brain at the molecular level to learn more about what happens to the brain as we get older.

UA Researchers Focus on Healthy Aging Brain

Dementia, Alzheimer's are not inevitable.

Jul 13, 2016
Ectomycorrhizal fungi (the mushrooms connected to the roots of the tree) increase the uptake of nitrogen by the plant, even when that nutrient is scarce in soils. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (associated with the grass roots on the left) do not provide that advantage to their host.

Fungus Helps Plants Soak Up Carbon Dioxide

Flagstaff ecologist's work shows plants can thrive without nitrogen

Jul 12, 2016

Tucson Company Improving Space Mission Water Quality

Paragon Space Development process increases recycled water.

Jul 4, 2016
Old Main on the University of Arizona campus.

Arizona Geological Survey Folds into UA Campus

State offices closed; funding to come from the UA for one year.

Jul 1, 2016
Mule Ridge Fire, near Arivaca, June 6, 2016.

Earliest New World Humans Used Fire as Tool, Study Finds

Scientific study including NAU paleoecologist looks at ancient charcoal findings.

Jun 21, 2016
This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water -- an essential ingredient for life as we know it -- to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths."

Flagstaff Astronomers Find Planet Orbiting Young Star

Prior discoveries of big planets were limited to old stars; this one's 'only' 2 million years.

Jun 1, 2016
Kitt Peak

Era of Solar Discovery on Kitt Peak Coming to an End

Larger telescope on Maui will continue research

May 25, 2016
Adam Block, manager of the UA-operated Mount Lemmon Sky Center, talks about the PanStarrs Comet which he was able to photograph.

Tucson Amateur Astronomers Host Free Star Party

Saturday is international Astronomy Day

May 12, 2016

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