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NAU Expedition Uncovers Mayan Tomb in Belize

Burial chamber 5 times as large as typical Mayan tomb found at Xunantunich.

Aug 29, 2016

Asteroid Mission Focus of UA Planetary Science Open House

Next door, the Flandrau Science Center will unveil its renovated planetarium theater.

Aug 26, 2016

Hopi Cultural Center to Reduce Arsenic in Drinking Water

EPA orders center to come up with measures as part of multiyear management plan.

Aug 25, 2016

Team 'Inks' Endangered Mouse in Arizona, New Mexico

NAU researchers confirm species' range in region using special inkpads.

Aug 24, 2016
We learn about the OSIRIS-REx project with Dante S. Lauretta OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator and Professor at the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

OSIRIS-REx Rocket Ready for Dress Rehearsal

With blastoff around the corner, UA-led mission's ride heading to launch pad for testing

Aug 23, 2016

UA Scientists to Make 3-D Map of Universe for Dark Energy Clues

Kitt Peak instrument will measure light of 35 million objects over 5 years.

Aug 17, 2016
Architect's rendering of the new Banner - University Medical Center tower.

UA's Hart Asks Regents for Health Sciences Investigation

Move comes following allegations of misuse of public funds and alteration of public documents.

Aug 16, 2016
Caris (second from left) at the dedication of the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.

Richard Caris, UA Mirror Lab Namesake, Dies at 81

Caris valued 'exciting projects and the people that were trying to do them.'

Aug 15, 2016

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Aug 8, 2016
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will examine the origin and evolution of the solar system's largest planet.

Tucson Planetary Researcher Awaits Far Out Photo Op

Camera aboard spacecraft Juno, now orbiting Jupiter, soon wll deliver images.

Aug 4, 2016
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

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