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Researchers working to understand forest response to global warming

A UA ecologist's data is contributing to a global effort to track climate change effects.

Machine learning research examines ways to make computers more human

Scientists foresee future computers working as collaborators on tasks.

UA computer engineers developing 'immune system' to guard against cyberattacks

The team is creating defenses similar to the human body's fight against disease.

No mere dust devil: Tornado near Willcox a rarity for Arizona

The tornado reached speeds of 90-100 mph and injured two people.

Diné College, UA to train future neuroscientists

Native Americans are one of the most underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences, according to the NIH.

UA symposium to focus on medical marijuana

Speakers will present science-based research on medicinal uses of cannabis.

Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

The plant collection is designed to expand public understanding of desert plants and where they originated.

UA scientists track animal evolution based on diet

Study indicates first creatures ate meat, not plants.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

Black hole imaging group wins prestigious prize

The Event Horizon Telescope team, which has 36 members from the UA, has been recognized for its scientific achievement.

UA professor looking to make your smartphone more efficient

Tosi Adegbija is studying ways to reduce junk data that clogs memory storage hardware.

Tiny molecules can make a big impact in the battle against disease

UA research into anti-microbial peptides could help develop therapeutic drugs.

UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation

Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.

UA research on sexting points to double standard

A survey found that women are four times more likely to send sexually explicit photos.

Tucson educators bringing experience in STEM industry to classrooms

The UA-generated fellowship placed teachers in Arizona technology and medical companies for the summer.

Landslide database to shape Arizona I-17 expansion project

Officials say the database will help officials evaluate the risk in expanding the highway, which navigates through a mountainous region up to Flagstaff.

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