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Prehistoric Vegetation Helps Predict Future Ecosystems

An international research team led by UA researchers found that planet warming drove major changes in vegetation and future warming may drive similarly dramatic changes around the world.

Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Star Birth in Far-flung Galaxy

Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.

Mud from the Deep Sea Reveals Clues about Ancient Monsoon

UA researchers were able to access untapped clues about the monsoon's activity during the last ice age, with implications that may help predict the monsoon's future.

UA Astronomer's TED Talk Inspires Women Across the World

While pursuing her doctorate, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil discovered an especially rare, double-ringed galaxy. The discovery drew international attention, and the galaxy is now known as Burçin's galaxy.

Antarctic Ice Loss Ramps Up, Speeding Sea Level Rise

Antarctica's ice loss has accelerated in the last five years, reports an international research team that includes a UA geoscientist.

Planet-Forming Disks May Resemble Solar System 5 Billion Years Ago

The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal, may provide insights into the birth of our own solar system.

A Summer of Learning, Deep in Costa Rica

UA junior Taite Nazifi has been working in the remote village of Longo Mai, gathering ideas for a web application to support river conservation efforts.

New Research Unveils True Origin of Ancient Turquoise

Geochemical analyses of ancient turquoise artifacts refute long-held claims that it was imported to Mexico from the U.S.

Big Data Is Only What We Make of It

In the final installment of the College of Science lecture series, the UA's Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. explains what defines big data, what its future holds and what it means for higher education.

No Volcanic Winter in East Africa From Ancient Toba Eruption

The supereruption 74,000 years ago did not trigger major environmental disruption that caused human populations in East Africa to decline, UA geoscientists say.

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