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Keeping Arizona’s Animal Agriculture Industry Safe

The University of Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is on the front line of protecting the state against foreign animal and zoonotic diseases.

Measuring species traits to monitor biodiversity

Management of global biodiversity requires up-to-date, reliable and comparable biodiversity data, and essential biodiversity variables such as species traits are way to monitor the global state of biodiversity.

Ceres Takes Life an Ice Volcano at a Time

In a new study by UA planetary scientists, observations prove that ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material to fill one movie theater each year.

Dating the Ancient Minoan Eruption of Thera Using Tree Rings

New University of Arizona-led research uses tree rings to shed light on discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon evidence in dating the ancient volcanic eruption of Thera.

UA Engineering Students Help a Fellow Wildcat Walk

After suffering an aneurysm that left him in a wheelchair 19 years ago, Jeffrey Bristol is getting some assistance in retraining his brain and muscles to walk.

Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Star Birth in Far-flung Galaxy

Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.

Does Rain Follow the Plow?

There are many factors that play a role in whether or not it rains, and UA researchers say human activity such as cultivating agricultural fields may be one of them.

UA Scientists Gear Up to 'Touch the Sun'

Researchers in the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab are eagerly awaiting the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, the first attempt to get close to the sun and study the solar wind at its source.

Mud from the Deep Sea Reveals Clues about Ancient Monsoon

UA researchers accessed untapped clues about monsoon activity in the Sonoran desert during the last ice age to help predict how regional climates may respond to future conditions.

Astronomers Uncover Clues to the Star that Wouldn't Die

Data obtained by a clever technique that can detect light echoes hint at why Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive star in the Milky Way, erupted like a supernova, yet survived.

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