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A Chicken-Egg Question: Where Do Baby Genes Come From?

New genes are more likely to emerge fully developed from a genome's "junk" DNA than many scientists would have expected, according to new research by UA evolutionary biologists.

Tucson Region Outpaces Others in Western States for Extreme Weather

Evaluating conditions over a two-decade period, UA researchers found that Tucson has the greatest frequency of major storms when compared with other large metropolitan areas regionally.

National Phenology Network Hits 10M Records

An observer in North Dakota submitted the 10 millionth record to the UA network's database, which is a massive bank of data on plant and animal life cycles important for investigating environmental and climate change.

Radiocarbon Dating Gets a Postmodern Makeover

Developing new ways to use radiocarbon dating in tree rings, UA dendrochronologist Charlotte Pearson builds on the legacies of scientists before her, including famed UA researcher Andrew Douglass.

Impact Makers Honored at TLA Event

Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual awards event to honor those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world.

Three Professors Receive State's Highest Faculty Honor

UA professors Alison Hawthorne Deming, Hoshin Gupta and Pham Huu Tiep have each been given the title of Regents' Professor for achievements that have resulted in national and international recognition.

Dream Jobs: Compassion-Driven Grad Lands Work at Global Company

Drawing on her service with the UA Falun Dafa Club and undergraduate research experiences, alumna Shiana Ferng now works at Microsoft, where she offers meditation classes. This is the final in a three-part series on graduates working in their dream jobs.

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Everywhere!

UA astronomers Huanian Zhang and Dennis Zaritsky have reported the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting about in a vast halo surrounding the Milky Way.

UA Researchers Plant Seeds to Make Renewable Energy More Efficient

UA researcher Greg Barron-Gafford is working in the area of agrivoltaics, which presents a new way of growing and sustaining plants such as chard, kale and onion in the dry lands of the world. With UANews video.

Design Day: The Next Big Thing, 100 Times Over

It's the College of Engineering's biggest event of the year – a showcase of senior design projects. Technologies to debut include an exoskeleton that makes walking easier for a UA student with cerebral palsy. With UANews video.

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