In addition to ushering in a new month, June 30 is also Asteroid Day, a festival on the anniversary of the cataclysmic 1908 Russian "Tunguska Event" asteroid impact, which leveled everything within 700 meters of the crash zone. The UA community will be hosting a number of events in honor of these extraterrestrial bodies and our exploration of them.
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Politics wasn’t the only news last week. These three science stories could have big impacts in their fields.
As the school year winds down, let’s commemorate some of the greatest moments in science to which The Daily Wildcat has borne witness the past two semesters.
Last Saturday, UA students and faculty celebrated the 25th anniversary—and 100th field trip—of a beloved geoscience field course.
The red planet has been featured in the news quite a bit recently as technology improves and new discoveries are made. Mars has fascinated readers and scientists for years because of the possibility that long ago it may have had liquid water on its surface and may, at one time, have had the potential to support life.
When pain rears its ugly head, people often reach for a bottle of pills in hopes of relief. Those who suffer from chronic, debilitating pain may find it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis without pain pills, which can prove costly and addictive over time. However, a team of UA researchers recently discovered a medical phenomenon: green light therapy can reduce discomfort and over-reliance on medication.
When you order a cup of coffee, before adding the cream and sugar, do you ever stop to ponder the liquid inside? We don’t always think about where coffee beans come from, or how they are grown, or even where they grow.
April 5 has seen its share of science headlines in the last 200 years. Here are the highlights:
An experiment focusing on the actions of foragers—bees that leave the hive in search of pollen or nectar—was recently conducted through UA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology by former entomology doctoral student Avery Russell.
Parents know that perhaps the toughest part of having young children is getting them to take their naps. Although those precious few minutes, or hopefully even hours, are crucial for the stability of parental sanity, there might be another, even more useful purpose for those coveted nap times.