Science

Five science tips to make your Valentine's Day dreamy

Some people seem to have Valentine’s Day down to a science. They send thoughtful love letters, chocolates, and even remember to post something swoon-worthy on social media before the day is over. Meanwhile, the rest of us struggle to plan a date night that doesn’t involve Netflix and takeout, or worse, we forget about the holiday all together. Read more

Five quick tips for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Show

If you’re not a geologist, a trip to the Tucson Gem Mineral and Fossil Showcase might just be a blur of glittery rocks and expensive jewelry. But with some of the world’s finest gems, minerals and fossils on display, it would be a shame not to take full advantage of the experience this year. These five facts will help you prepare to attend a show and truly get the most out of your experience. Read more

Radiocarbon dating shines new light on Mayan civilization

While Mel Gibson’s thrilling film “Apocalypto” attempted to depict a clear image of Mayan culture, it didn’t. There are in reality extensive gaps in our understanding of this civilization. In a recent paper, UA professor of anthropology Takeshi Inomata and his team have used radiocarbon dating to dig deeper into the history of the Mayan people. Read more

Last week in science: January 29

In case you missed them, here are four science stories that broke new ground last week. In robotics, medical technology, paleontology, and science policy, these advances made headlines around the world. Read more

Four UA researchers named Bisgrove Scholars

Four out of the five annual Arizona-wide Bisgrove Scholar Awards have been awarded to UA researchers. Each will receive $200,000 to support them in their current research. Jianqiang Cheng, Michael Marty, Luke McGuire and John Schaibley are all current assistant professors at UA who plan to put the grant money to good use. Read more