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New Information From Watching a Forest Breathe

UA scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, and the results could make climate prediction models more accurate.

Bennu: How a Little Asteroid Became a Rock Star

UA scientist Carl Hergenrother tells the whole story of how the space rock originally known as 1999 RQ36 was chosen — by process of elimination — as the destination for the UA-led OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize

The native of Cape Verde Islands studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA, and her sweet-potato research has impacted the lives of children and farmers in Mozambique.

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.

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