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Science Lecture Series Returns to UA

"Searching for Certainty" is the theme for 14th annual showcase.

UA Research Could Help Reduce Disease-Spreading Mosquito Populations

The scientists found a way to make mosquito eggs inviable by blocking a specific protein.

Tumamoc Hill Path Closing to be Repaved

The January project to improve access for hikers and UA scientists is expected to close the hill for two weeks.

New Dinosaur Species Found South of Tucson

The previously undiscovered species is similar to a triceratops.

Study: Slow Growth Ahead for the Forests of the Southwest

The UA report shows a decline in productivity in the 21st century as the climate warms.

Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus

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Study: Americans Are Getting Less Sleep, Especially Blacks And Hispanics

A researcher says disparities could exacerbate social and health inequalities.

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"

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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

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Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes

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

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