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UA physicist Sam Gralla dribbles a ball on the basketball court.

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In an hour and twenty-one minutes, Sam Gralla has said the word “clean” eight times, “neat” one time, “simple” three... Read more

Video: Guatemalan Coffee Farmers and a Changing Climate

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What is a Comet?

Astronomers think comets originated from a region beyond the orbits of our solar system’s outermost planets, and were... Read more

For Desert Dwellers, a Life in Balance

Can a place where water is hard to come by and heat is hard to escape sustain a growing population?Some say it can’t,... Read more
A female Bombus impatiens (bumblebee) sonicating a deadly nightshade blossom in the UA EEB greenhouse.

New Study Reveals the Evolution of Sonicating Bees

Walking through the chaparral one day back when he was in high school, Stephen L. Buchmann heard a faint buzzing sound... Read more