Losing Individuality: The Electron's Identity Crisis

UA physics professor Andrei Lebed challenges our perception of what electrons look like and how they behave.

'The Martian' Food-Growing System: It's Here

Memo to moviegoers: Researchers at the UA's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, three miles from campus, have a lunar and Martian greenhouse prototype that produces sweet potatoes and strawberries. And it was launched 7 years ago.

UA Launches B.S. in Environmental Engineering

The newest degree program focuses on sustainability and is open to eligible freshmen and sophomores at the University.

Raising Computers to Be Good Scientists

UA researchers are laying the foundation for software that would bridge the gap between what biomedical science knows about cancer and how doctors can apply it.

UA Professor Engages Kids, Encourages Z’s

Curriculum by Janet Meiling Roveda uses the topic of sleep to develop students' skills and interests in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

HiRISE Images Show Signs of Liquid Water on Mars

A former UA undergraduate's findings from the HiRISE imager of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate water on the red planet. The UA's Alfred McEwen is a co-author of the report.

Ants May Have Reason to Be Anti-Work

Two UA researchers say laziness is a "specialization" for some ants, just like being a forager or a nest builder.

Mirror Lab Renamed in Honor of Richard F. Caris

The longtime benefactor of the UA's astronomy department, who donated $20 million last December to support the University's role in building the Giant Magellan Telescope, was officially recognized.

Get Bugged (and Like It) at Insect Festival

The festival will highlight insects’ roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems, enhancing crop productivity, pollinating plants, affecting urban environments and spreading disease.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Lowest in 5 Centuries

Research from the UA’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research reveals a "snow drought" that has implications for water use and wildfires. "Our study points to the extreme character of the 2014-15 winter," says the UA's Valerie Trouet.