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'Junk DNA' May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say
It was previously thought that it did nothing at all
Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.
Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes
UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site
The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.
Climate Change Could Drive Vegetation Changes
Tucson-based scientist charting similar changes from Ice Age.
High Schoolers Co-Author Scientific Research Thanks to Internship
A UA professor says the students made significant contributions to research into bioinformatics.
Playing Tag with Hummingbirds
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels"; flutist Gary Stroutsos on playing music in sacred places; and Nancy Stanley on founding the stand-up comedy "Estrogen Hour".
UA Center Receives Funding for Alzheimer's Research
$3.7 million grant to help researchers study problem growing in urgency.
UA Researchers Developing Plastic-Based Solar Cells
The group is working on on organic, lower-cost solar power collectors
NASA Bids Farewell to Kepler, Pioneering Planet Hunter
After nine years and more than 500,000 stars observed, the space telescope is retiring.
Study: Children With Down Syndrome Affected Differently by Naps
Researchers found that naps may hinder the ability for children with Down syndrome to consolidate memory.
$4.5M to Support UA Center's Research on Climate Change
The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is an initiative investigating climate change in the Southwest.
UA Joins Climate Change Coalition
The initiative aims to leverage the expertise of individual universities.
Crowdsourcing Moral Dilemmas to Guide Self-Driving Cars
A new study seeks to understand how the public sees life-and-death decisions encountered on the road.
Education Board Adopts New History, Science Standards
The revisions include edits following an outcry over how the draft standards addressed evolution.
Mars Water Could Support Oxygen-Breathing Microbes
Simple, multicellular life, such as sponges, could survive in briny waters near the surface of the planet.
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