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Astronomers Explore Nature of Cosmic Debris

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Over the past few years, astronomers have found an amazing diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves.
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Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.
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Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.
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High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

Tue, 2014-11-04 00:00
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.
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Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.
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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.
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Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.
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A Little Halloween Love for Bats

Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.
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Research Uses DNA to Study Key Events in Plant Evolution

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00
An international research collaboration involving UA scientists and cyberinfrastructure provided by the iPlant Collaborative, based in part at the UA, has used DNA to look back in time at important turning points in plant evolution.
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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00
Global warming is supported by the tiniest of details in the soil of northern Sweden, a UA-led international team of researchers finds. And that has implications for the future.
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A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.
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Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.
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New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."
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UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project

Thu, 2014-10-16 00:00
New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.
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Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'

Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00
UA scientists will be riveted by the comet Siding Spring when it passes Mars on Oct. 19. But capturing an image will be "like trying to photograph a speeding bullet while riding a roller coaster."
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4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment

Mon, 2014-10-13 00:00
"Rockets to the Rescue," a hands-on challenge for 4-H National Youth Science Day, brought out the budding scientists and engineers.
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UA Tech Park Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to Future

Thu, 2014-10-09 00:00
What began with a regional economic development mission has since turned its attention to facilitating the testing, evaluation and demonstration of new technologies.
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UA Planetary Scientists, Japanese to Trade Hard-Rock Stories

Wed, 2014-10-08 00:00
There's plenty of room in outer space for the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 asteroid missions, both sides say.
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UA on Collaboration's Cutting Edge

Wed, 2014-10-08 00:00
University's strengths underscored by opening of Arizona trade office in Mexico City and conference of North American institutions in Tucson.
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Biodiversity Is More Than Just a Numbers Game

Mon, 2014-10-06 00:00
Biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions, but that's not the whole story. Functional biogeography, an emerging discipline, has brought unexpected revelations.
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