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Lightning research strikes UA professors as incomplete

There is potential for more lightning strikes in the U.S. during the 21st century, according to a new study published in the journal Science. This increase could mean bad news for wildfire prone regions like Southern Arizona. However, researchers at the UA keyed in on a few facets of this new study that may put everyone at ease.


Students learn why geology rocks at Saturday Science Academy

Sixty students from the Tucson community came to the UA on Saturday to attend the Saturday Science Academy and lick halite — or sea salt ­— play with soil and view microbes, with the ultimate aim of explorng the expansive field of the geological ...

Physicists study dark side of supersymmetry

UA researchers are looking for the possible theoretical particles that will fill the gaps of what scientists don’t know in the Standard Model of particle physics, the theory that explains the identities of the subatomic particles that are the building ...

Physiology and behavior are both used to combat ISIS

While soldiers are fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, researchers are trying to understand the psychology behind why people are joining the fundamentalist group and the physiology of deception to protect U.S. borders.

Fluoride missing from Tucson water

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, community water fluoridation acts as a safe, healthy and effective way to prevent tooth decay and is considered one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. In 2012, ...

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Land water matters for monsoon

UA researchers have found that water from the land is a more important contributor to the North American Monsoon than water from the ocean.

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Dogs could be a potential probiotic

Dogs are more than just man’s best friend. Researchers are looking at how the contribution of their gut bacteria might be making their owners healthier.

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