Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.
Brain of World's First Known Predators Discovered
A UA scientist and his colleagues have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.
People seek out shortcuts just about everywhere – in traffic, at grocery stores, in weight loss regimens and on keyboards. But Frank Morgan, an upcoming UA guest speaker, said soap bubbles present the most simple example of heightened efficiency.
While enthusiasts across the world pored over the Voynich manuscript, one of the most mysterious writings ever found – penned by an unknown author in a language no one understands – a research team at the UA solved one of its biggest mysteries: When was the book made?
Sand dunes in a vast area of northern Mars long thought to be frozen in time are changing with both sudden and gradual motions, indicate images from a high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The camera is operated by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.