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More Home Science Stories from Oct 2016

We talk to Michael Worobey, UA Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, about new research about the evolution of the flu.

UA Study: HIV's First US Foothold Was in 1970s

A man referred to as "Patient Zero" was also misidentified, researchers said.

Oct 26, 2016
Santa Cruz River bed

Study: Southwest May Face Severe, Multi-Decade Drought

If the rate of greenhouse emissions stays the same, it will likely hit by the end of the century.

Oct 23, 2016
Artist's rendering depicting the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter.

Jupiter Spacecraft Captures Image of Towering Polar Storms

First pass of giant planet nets unexpected scientific data

Oct 19, 2016
Gerard P. Kuiper (who was the founder of the U of A’s Lunar and Planetary Lab) and British born astronomer Ewan Whitaker

UA Scientist Who Made Map for Apollo Moon Landings Dies

Ewen Whitaker dies at 94; was a pioneer of planetary science for NASA.

Oct 17, 2016
A building on the west campus of Pima Community College.

Pima College to Host STEM Innovation Showcase

Event aims to connect students, faculty, business community

Oct 11, 2016
Saguaro National Park

Spring Is Coming Earlier and Earlier, UA Study Shows

The problematic pattern result of climate change, says co-author of the study.

Oct 11, 2016

Fitbits for Animals? Trackers Reveal ‘Secret Life’ of Squirrels

NAU researchers outfitted the rodents with 'accelerometers' to track their activities.

Oct 11, 2016

Radar Links Wastewater Pumping to Earthquakes

Technology observing dips and buckles of Earth found uplift near injection wells.

Oct 10, 2016

UA's Steward Observatory Celebrates 100th Anniversary

University ranked No. 1 among US space astronomy programs.

Oct 10, 2016

Study: Twitter Reveals Trauma after Campus Shootings

Tweets could help reveal insight about community reaction to NAU Flagstaff shooting.

Oct 7, 2016
Four inches of rainfall were recorded in a backyard near Ft. Lowell and Tucson Blvd on Aug. 9, 2016.

Arizona Monsoon Season Over; How Did Your Region Do?

Dusty got dustier, while cowboys, winemakers, birdwatchers of SE saw more showers.

Oct 5, 2016
A CAD rendering of the E-THEMIS instrument.

Thermal Camera to Help Search for Jupiter Moon's Ocean

ASU-developed device will give a starting point for quest for constituents of life on Europa.

Sep 30, 2016
2011 has been designated as the international year of the bat, and there are concerted efforts to inform the public about the importance of these creatures.

NAU Lab Develops Tool To ID Bats From Guano

A DNA "mini-barcode" is aimed at making it easier to locate bats globally.

Sep 28, 2016
A screenshot of the Kidenga disease-tracking app.

Phone App Helps Track Zika, Other Diseases

UA-developed app allows people to report mosquitoes, disease symptoms to public health officials.

Sep 28, 2016

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft, Instruments Healthy

Asteroid mission science instruments send back data from space.

Sep 26, 2016
Rain at Stone Canyon, Northwest of Tucson

Monsoon Rains Ease Arizona Drought Conditions

Climatologists looking for signs of La Niña conditions

Sep 21, 2016

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