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No Joke, Researchers Try to Decode What Makes Words Funny
Dec 4, 2018
Nothing says "humor" like semantic predictors from a computational language model.
Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu
Dec 3, 2018
About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.
Founding Dean Gives $20M to Add to UA Optical Sciences Faculty
Nov 30, 2018
The donation is meant help the college "remain the best in the world."
OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday
Nov 29, 2018
The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.
'Junk DNA' May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say
Nov 26, 2018
It was previously thought that it did nothing at all
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site
Nov 24, 2018
The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.
Study: Holiday Big Box Shopping Still Important to Consumers
Nov 23, 2018
Brick and mortar stores still hold value for the role they play in people's lives, researcher says.
Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes
Nov 22, 2018
UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.
Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland
Nov 21, 2018
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.
Climate Change Could Drive Vegetation Changes
Nov 19, 2018
Tucson-based scientist charting similar changes from Ice Age.
High Schoolers Co-Author Scientific Research Thanks to Internship
Nov 15, 2018
A UA professor says the students made significant contributions to research into bioinformatics.
Playing Tag with Hummingbirds
Nov 14, 2018
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels"; flutist Gary Stroutsos on playing music in sacred places; and Nancy Stanley on founding the stand-up comedy "Estrogen Hour".
UA Center Receives Funding for Alzheimer's Research
Nov 9, 2018
$3.7 million grant to help researchers study problem growing in urgency.
UA Researchers Developing Plastic-Based Solar Cells
Nov 6, 2018
The group is working on on organic, lower-cost solar power collectors
Growing Tucson's Tech Industry
Nov 1, 2018
Research parks and a new startup academy are helping locals develop new ideas.
NASA Bids Farewell to Kepler, Pioneering Planet Hunter
Oct 31, 2018
After nine years and more than 500,000 stars observed, the space telescope is retiring.
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