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  • UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

  • Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Kicks Off Catapult Corp

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.

  • Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.

  • Southwest May Face Megadrought in this Century, UA Researchers Find

    Wed, 08/27/2014

    A study by Cornell, UA and U.S. Geological Survey researchers found that due to global warming, the chance of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chance of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.