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UA Scientists to Begin Construction on NASA Spacecraft that will Visit Asteroid in 2018

UANews | April 10, 2014
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission successfully passed NASA's Mission Critical Design Review, allowing the endeavor to proceed from the planning and design stage to building the spacecraft and developing the ground system in preparation for launch in 2016.

UA Fish Collection Provides Invaluable Data Spanning Half a Century

UANews | April 9, 2014
With more than 175,000 preserved specimens, including many that are now extinct, the UA fish collection provides critical material for ecologic study. The collection is actively used in teaching, research and public outreach efforts.

UA Study Examines Residential Solar Power and How to Make it More Affordable

UANews | April 9, 2014
Residential solar panels are a big financial investment. One UA researcher is examining why some homeowners choose to go the green route and what it means on a national level.

UA’s EarthWeek 2014 Kicks off Tuesday With Student Research

UANews | April 7, 2014
The UA’s EarthWeek 2014, to run from April 8-11, will feature student research and guest speaker Marcia McNutt, editor of the journal Science.

Searching for the Self: Morality Makes You Who You Are

UANews | April 4, 2014
The quest for what defines individual identity – the self – drives many human philosophical, scientific and religious inquiries. UA professor Shaun Nichols has co-authored a study that provides an answer: Personal moral traits are considered the most important self-defining characteristics, he finds.

Ancient Fossil Reveals Oldest Known Circulatory System

UANews | April 4, 2014
A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail. The organ system is surprisingly complex and adds to the notion that sophisticated body plans had already evolved more than half a billion years ago.

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