Asteroid Day Turns Informative With UA Panel

Despite what you might have seen in movies such as "Armageddon," there is more to be learned than feared from asteroids, and the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission will provide an education all its own. On Tuesday, five UA scientists talked about the space rocks and what they know about them.

In the Age of Social Media, He's a New Kind of Scientist

Getting the word out is just as important as getting the science out, in the estimation of the UA's Michael Johnson, who has used blogs and tweets as tools to reach an audience.

To Buzz or to Scrabble? To Foraging Bees, That's the Question

A team of UA biologists has discovered that for a hard-working bumblebee, foraging for pollen versus nectar is very different — and tougher than you might think. With UANews video.

UA Has the Tools to Analyze Asteroid's Dirt

The arrival of a sample from OSIRIS-REx is still six years away, but the UA's Tom Zega already is preparing for it. Zega will be one of the first scientists to receive the rubble returned to Earth from the asteroid Bennu by the UA-led mission. "Sample return is a treasure trove of information," he says.

UA Scientists and the Curious Case of the Warped Kuiper Belt

The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt's outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto. 

Take That to the Bank: How Arizona Plans Its Water Use

Underground storage in recharge projects has built a buffer against future shortages, and an annual publication by the UA's Water Resources Research Center helps to explain it.

Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized by Dams

UA hydrologist Victor Baker and a team of scientists report that the hundreds of proposed dams will have a long-term negative environmental impact throughout the region.

UA to Host Special Events Tied to Asteroid Day

The event will bring together five researchers from the University who work at the forefront of asteroid science, including OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Cicadas

Several dozen cicada species can be found in Arizona, but apart from the noise they make, the sap-sucking bugs lead secretive lives. UA entomologist Gene Hall is a repository of fun facts about them. (They're built with their own evaporative cooling!) With UANews video.

UA Med School Hosts Summit on Medical Device Hacking

Drs. Jeffrey Tully and Christian Dameff, alumni of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, teamed up to attract more than 100 cybersecurity experts to a conference in Phoenix.


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