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.)

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place

The UA is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to collect and generate big data faster and develop new crops more quickly for sustainable domestic energy.

UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming

The University is helping village farmers to improve economic profitability and environmental sustainability in the Arab state. Turki Faisal Al-Rasheed, a graduate of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leading the effort along with Joel Cuello and Kevin Fitzsimmons.

Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture

On National Pollinator Week, UA researchers are working to ensure the ecosystem's health while showing the public how to do the same. Pollinators aid 80 percent of flowering plants.

UA Planetary Scientist Waiting for Juno

NASA's probe will swing into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, and William Hubbard has been working toward this moment for his entire career. An understanding of the origin and evolution of the giant gas planet is the goal.

Rock On: A Reunion at the UA Mineral Museum

Two pieces of Bisbee-born azurite — one of which traveled the world more than 100 years ago — met again by chance, thanks to the eagle eye of a student worker. Here's the fascinating story of how it happened.

Global Ocean Data Illuminate Earth's Future Climate

With the help of the UA-led national data management project CyVerse, three agencies are funding a study of the Earth's climate with robotic floats and supercomputers.

UA College of Medicine Develops 'Gut on a Chip'

A new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. UA and University of Luxembourg scientists have been working with Tech Launch Arizona on bringing the device to market.

New UA Grad Selected to Speak at Beckman Symposium

Ben Wu has been chosen as one of only three undergraduate speakers for the Beckman Symposium in August, which will be attended by researchers from around the world.

Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships

UA students and alumni receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in National Science Foundation funding by their acceptance into the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.