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UA Scientists Identifying Exactly Where Snowmass is Declining

Findings suggest the West has lost significant snowpack over last three decades.

How Women See Men's Roles Shapes Family Expectations, Study Suggests

The results suggest young women take cues from their expectations about men's changing family roles.

Making "Cloud Soup"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How changing your address may impact your voting status; What is AVATAR, and how might it change the science of telling truth from fiction?; and Pima County Gardeners mark 35 years of helping Arizona grow.

UA-Backed Solar Wind Explorer Sending Back Data

The Parker Solar Probe has started to prove theories about solar wind first proposed in the '50s, a researcher says.

No Joke, Researchers Try to Decode What Makes Words Funny

Nothing says "humor" like semantic predictors from a computational language model.

Founding Dean Gives $20M to Add to UA Optical Sciences Faculty

The donation is meant help the college "remain the best in the world."

'Junk DNA' May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say

It was previously thought that it did nothing at all

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.

Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes

UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.

Climate Change Could Drive Vegetation Changes

Tucson-based scientist charting similar changes from Ice Age.

High Schoolers Co-Author Scientific Research Thanks to Internship

A UA professor says the students made significant contributions to research into bioinformatics.

Playing Tag with Hummingbirds

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

$3.7 million grant to help researchers study problem growing in urgency.

UA Researchers Developing Plastic-Based Solar Cells

The group is working on on organic, lower-cost solar power collectors

NASA Bids Farewell to Kepler, Pioneering Planet Hunter

After nine years and more than 500,000 stars observed, the space telescope is retiring.

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