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Safer Conditions for Mine Workers?

UANews | November 6, 2014
Safety, economy and sustainability all could result from a new use for mine tailings, the finely ground leftovers of ore extraction that are stored above ground at mine sites.

Astronomers Explore Nature of Cosmic Debris

UANews | November 6, 2014
Over the past few years, astronomers have found an amazing diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves.

Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

UANews | November 5, 2014
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.

Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

UANews | November 5, 2014
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.

High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

UANews | November 4, 2014
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

UANews | October 31, 2014
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.