Mexican Culture's Endangered Whistle Speech Documented by UA's David Yetman
One of the jewels of the UA's Southwest Center is a documentary on the whistled speech of the Chinantecan people of Oaxaca, Mexico, who rely on the lifts and depressions of whistling to communicate across great distances. UA researcher David Yetman, who has devoted his career to studying and documenting the cultures of the Americas, collaborated to document the whistled speech of the last Chinantec whistlers.
Research Proves Children Retain More Information When They've Napped After Learning
Sleep is essential in helping young children apply what they learn, according to new research by Rebecca Gómez, associate professor in the UA Department of Psychology. In this Q&A, she talks about her new work, which she presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston on April 8 as part of a symposium on sleep and memory.
Collections of new small molecules with the potential to become important in the creation of new medications are under development by three UA researchers thanks to a $1.1 million three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.
All but overlooked until the past decade, marine viruses far outnumber any other biological entity on the planet. Scientists are only beginning to discover the invisible particles that are the cogs of Earth's system, changing dynamics in food webs, fisheries, even climate.
UA physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient.
An ancestor of HIV that infects monkeys is thousands of years older than previously thought, suggesting that HIV, which causes AIDS, is not likely to stop killing humans anytime soon, finds a study by UA and Tulane University researchers.