The University of Arizona (UA) was established in 1885 in Tuscon, Arizona. UA has the only medical school in Arizona. Aside from medical research, patient care and health sciences, UA is noted for its two herbariums. One herbarium has more than 400,000 plant species and the other has 40,000 types of fungi. The Flandrau Science Center has a planetarium, public telescope and conducts astronomy research. Other noteworthy departments include astrophysics, optical sciences, earth sciences, hydrology, hydrogeology and engineering. UA receives NASA grants and other funding sources. The Carnegie Foundation rates UA as a RU/VH university.
Monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona.
Summer rains have arrived in southern Arizona, encouraging gardens to grow—and weeds to spring up across the landscape.
A new model giving rise to young planetary systems offers a fresh solution to a puzzle that has vexed astronomers ever since new detection technologies and planet-hunting missions such as NASA's Kepler space telescope have ...
Mountain forests are better at storing carbon – well, actually, they're better at everything – according to a new study by researchers at NSF-funded projects CyVerse, Jetstream, and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory.
As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them effectively grows more challenging.
A new analysis of Greenland's past temperatures will help scientists figure out how fast the island's vast ice sheet is melting, according to a new report from University of Arizona atmospheric scientists.
Imagine going to the supermarket to stock up on groceries but coming home empty-handed because you just couldn't figure out how to work the shopping cart or figure out how to get to the ice cream tubs in the freezer aisle.
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different ...
Research has shown that how trusting a person is may depend, at least in part, on his or her genes. However, distrust does not appear to be inherited in the same way, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona.
In the heat of June, before the monsoon arrives, thoughts turn to water and how we manage to live in a desert. In central Arizona, we know that much of the water comes from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project, ...