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UA Geoscientist Has $2.36 Million Grant to Study Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

The grant is part of a $21 million multi-institutional effort to expand knowledge of the Southern Ocean’s role in ocean health and the Earth’s climate.

Don’t Underestimate Your Mind’s Eye

A UA study finds that objects in our visual environment needn’t be seen in order to impact decision making. The research suggests that subconscious processing actually widens a person's field of vision.

Southwest May Face Megadrought in this Century, UA Researchers Find

A study by Cornell, UA and U.S. Geological Survey researchers found that due to global warming, the chance of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chance of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

Send Your Tweet – and Your Name – to an Asteroid

The team of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission invites members of the public to use social media to share their predictions about solar system exploration in the year 2023. Selected entries will travel through billions of miles of outer space, all the way to the asteroid Bennu and back.

UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'

A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.

UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

Honeybees play a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.

Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Challenge Kicks Off Catapult Corp

From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.

New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State

Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be home to the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program.

UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.

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