Some fish will leap out of water to escape a predator, but Northern Arizona University researcher Alice Gibb has observed that the mosquitofish chooses the most energy-efficient method for returning—a finding that has evolutionary implications.
27-Aug-2014 5:45 PM EDT
The varying health risks from exposure to natural uranium are well established, but Diane Stearns, professor of biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, and her team have identified a new target organ for uranium exposure: skin.
6-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Team of researchers from Northern Arizona University organized survey and rescue mission for threatened gartersnake species in Oak Creek Canyon.
22-Jul-2014 1:45 PM EDT
With a $1 million award from the W. M. Keck Foundation, a transdisciplinary research team at Northern Arizona University aims to transform current understanding about muscle contraction by devising a way to make a direct observation of the protein...
16-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT
What seemed to be rock-solid assumptions about the nature of small asteroids may end in rubble or even a cloud of dust. Northern Arizona University researchers David Trilling and Michael Mommert presented their findings about asteroid 2011 MD during...
19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Research published in Science found that increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.Two Northern Arizona University researchers led the study, which challenges previous...
24-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Blunting the sinister potential of melioidosis may hold the promise of life-saving precision medicine. With $7 million in Pentagon funding, a research team at Northern Arizona University will use genetic sequencing and high-performance computing in...
14-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT
A casual look at Easter Island yields familiar and enduring images of stone statues scattered on a barren, wind-swept landscape—a popularized symbol of catastrophic environmental collapse. But what Britton Shepardson sees with archaeologist eyes...
21-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST
The raging Australian wildfires that have killed more than 200 people and destroyed some 1,800 homes over the last few weeks can "absolutely happen in the western United States at any time this year," says forest ecosystem expert Wallace...
27-Feb-2009 1:00 PM EST
Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
30-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT