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Newly Discovered Planet Has Three Suns

A first-year Ph.D. student in the UA's Department of Astronomy has discovered a planet in a unique position amid three stars. This strange world is believed to be about 16 million years old, making the exoplanet one of the youngest discovered to date.

Future of Hurricane Forecasting Looking Up

Thanks to scientific and technological improvements that UA scientists are helping to advance, the frequency and characteristics of hurricanes are becoming more predictable both seasonally and in the short term.

UA Startup Delivers Real-Time Brain Chemistry Measurement Tools

The UA has licensed a new technology for measuring brain chemistry in real-time to startup Knowmad Technologies, developed by Michael Heien, an assistant professor in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his former postdoc and Knowmad co-founder, Chris Atcherley.

New Information From Watching a Forest Breathe

UA scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, and the results could make climate prediction models more accurate.

Bennu: How a Little Asteroid Became a Rock Star

UA scientist Carl Hergenrother tells the whole story of how the space rock originally known as 1999 RQ36 was chosen — by process of elimination — as the destination for the UA-led OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize

The native of Cape Verde Islands studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA, and her sweet-potato research has impacted the lives of children and farmers in Mozambique.

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain'

In an excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," UA entomologist Justin Schmidt tells the fascinating story of the tarantula wasp. (That's an ant on his nose, by the way.)

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