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The National Research Council has proposed a massive research initiative to learn how to protect species diversity, with input from UA ecologist Michael Rosenzweig
The Magellan 1 telescope has taken its first light image from the southern hemisphere. Astronomers say Magellan will completely change the way they do science.
New data from the first space mission to an asteroid says that asteroid, Eros, may be a primordial relic left over the solar system formation. UA Professor Bill Boynton and other NEAR mission scientists report on it today in Science.
If you think Tucson's hotter than it used to be, you're right. UA undergraduates and their geography professor have discovered just how much heat the growing city generates.
Southwestern weather forecasting is tricky. Experts from the U.S. and Mexico will meet in Tucson this week to talk about improving future forecasts. UA and the National Weather Service are conference sponsors.
A University of Arizona student, UA and Lowell Observatory astronomers have discovered what may be a Centaur sent tumbling through space on impact with an object that blasted through its dark "irradiation mantle," exposing mysterious underlying ice.
Arizona is experiencing a mini-boom in meteorite recoveries, and you can view a web-based map that shows where the meteorites hit, what they look like and how they're classified.
A UA chemist who designs novel plastics with special electrical or optical properties will fly to Belgium later this month to collect a major science prize. Again, as in 1997, Belgian King Albert II will recognize Jean-Luc Bredas.
Data collected from 20,000 middle-school and high-school students and parents on alcohol use reveal that not as many youth are drinking alcohol as the public may think. The Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study also focuses on intervention programs to deter young teens from drinking.
Esther Hubbell's Arizona classroom stretches hundreds of miles across The Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe reservation. As a 4-H youth development agent for the UA Cooperative Extension, she teaches a wide variety of programs to both children and adults.