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UA scientists track animal evolution based on diet

Study indicates first creatures ate meat, not plants.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

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Black hole imaging group wins prestigious prize

The Event Horizon Telescope team, which has 36 members from the UA, has been recognized for its scientific achievement.

UA professor looking to make your smartphone more efficient

Tosi Adegbija is studying ways to reduce junk data that clogs memory storage hardware.

Tiny molecules can make a big impact in the battle against disease

UA research into anti-microbial peptides could help develop therapeutic drugs.

UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation

Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.

UA research on sexting points to double standard

A survey found that women are four times more likely to send sexually explicit photos.

Tucson educators bringing experience in STEM industry to classrooms

The UA-generated fellowship placed teachers in Arizona technology and medical companies for the summer.

Landslide database to shape Arizona I-17 expansion project

Officials say the database will help officials evaluate the risk in expanding the highway, which navigates through a mountainous region up to Flagstaff.

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

Understanding data more and more important for college students, professor says

Hoshin Gupta suggests there are some basic ways of seeing the world through data that all college students should understand.

OSIRIS-REx team IDs targets among boulders of asteroid's rough terrain

Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.

UA summer program offers experience with self-driving tech

Students from all over the country test their skills using an autonomous car on campus.

As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a 'Grand Bargain' work?

The approach aims to rebalance some of the bad math that came from promising water to too many people.

Financial habits in college could help predict which grads feel grown up

A UA study shows link between financial responsibility and adult identity.

Sci-fi meets reality in the field of synthetic biology

A UA astrobiologist using it to identify potential alien life

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