Science and Technology

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

Mar 17, 2020 The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Science fair cancels some events amid coronavirus fears

Mar 10, 2020 Friday night events for the SARSEF fair were canceled. Saturday awards will be streamed.

Study explains how rattlesnakes catch rainwater on their backs

Mar 10, 2020 For the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, the advantage might lie in a labyrinth of grooves on its scales.

UA researchers warn of time frame for species extinctions

Mar 3, 2020 A new report says some plants and animals will succumb to climate change in 50 years.

Star Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming has the attention of UA astronomer

Feb 21, 2020 If the star goes “supernova,” Narsi Anugu says it will provide a boost the field of astronomy.

NASA considering UA-backed trip to moon of Jupiter

Feb 17, 2020 Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Feb 11, 2020 Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Scientist exploring how intermittent fasting might prevent addiction

Feb 11, 2020 If fasting has the same effect on humans as it does on mice, John Streicher says it could be a way to help prevent opioid addiction.

Window opens for tribes to seek licenses for internet access

Feb 4, 2020 Tribes had pushed to be first in line for the licenses that once were reserved for education institutions.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

Jan 31, 2020 A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Scientists explain how stress can turn hair gray

Jan 23, 2020 A study examines how stress response can impact stem cells that act as a sort of color reserve for hair.

How grasshoppers deal with blood rushing to their heads

Jan 21, 2020 A new study sheds light on how insects deal with gravity when they're upside down or sideways.

UA students forge connection with Navajo Nation in engineering project

Jan 21, 2020 Program focuses on finding food, energy and water solutions that can be deployed in rural Arizona.

UA physicist says many subatomic breakthroughs to come

Jan 10, 2020 John Rutherfoord is among researchers using the Large Hadron Collider.

New online tool points consumers Native American-owned businesses

Jan 8, 2020 The RezRising website and phone app aims to not only draw attention to Native American entrepreneurs, but also change attitudes.

Antarctic study yields new information for climate change models

Jan 8, 2020 A UA-led team used robotic floats to collect data in the Southern Ocean.

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