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Astronomer’s Study Finds 10 Times Fewer House-Sized Near Earth Objects in Solar System

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The surprising results of a Northern Arizona University astronomer's new study find that there are 3.5 million house-sized meteoroids whose orbits bring them close enough to Earth to pose potential impact hazards—ten times fewer than previously...
31-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adverse Effects of Houston Flooding Will Be Felt Throughout the Globe

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Using FEWSion, a new mapping system funded by the National Science Foundation that allows scientists to quickly analyze changing information, a team of researchers were able to see how Hurricane Harvey will impact food and energy production and...
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioengineer’s Study Shows Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons Improve Walking for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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A study lead by Northern Arizona University bioengineer Zach Lerner found that wearing a robotic exoskeleton—a leg brace powered by small motors—could alleviate crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy.
22-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research: City’s Infrastructure, Not Population, Plays Greater Role in Ecological Impact

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The ecological footprint of a city spreads far beyond its city limits, resulting in local and total extinction of hundreds of aquatic species in North America. Recent research quantifies the adverse effects while looking ahead to how cities can...
22-Aug-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Urge Further Study of “the Beasts in All of us”—Colonizing Opportunistic Pathogens (COPs)

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A new paper published in PLOS Pathogens by a team of researchers comprised of Bruce Hungate and Ben Koch from Northern Arizona University; Lance Price from George Washington University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute; and Gregg...
9-Aug-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Scientist’s Study, Published in Nature, Finds More Frequent Droughts May Endanger Land Carbon Sink

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In a new paper published in Nature, Research Assistant Professor Christopher Schwalm of NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) shares the results of a study investigating the impact of more frequent droughts on ecosystem...
8-Aug-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Professor Brings Innovative Program in Adolescent Drug Abuse Research Education to NAU

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A grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding an innovative, experiential learning program at Northern Arizona University that has successfully trained dozens of students in specialized research methods in the area of adolescent drug...
2-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Navajo Nation, NAU Researchers Study Implementation of Groundbreaking ‘Unhealthy Food’ Tax

By Kerry Bennett Office of the Vice President for ResearchHigh rates of overweight and obesity—as well as related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes—are serious public health concerns for the Navajo Nation. With more than 300,000 enrolled members...
2-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert available to discus earthquake swarm, 8.0M earthquake in Mexico

7-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Forestry Experts Available to Discuss Causes, Effects of Dozens of Fires in Western U.S.

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6-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

U.S. Permafrost Expert Selected to Be Lead Author for Global Report on Cryosphere, Dangers of Its Thawing

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Ecologist Ted Schuur studies the frozen lands in the Arctic that are thawing as the climate warms, releasing previously captured greenhouse gases into the environment and continuing the cycle.
6-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery

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Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.
15-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Tick Talk: Bloodsucker Present, but Likely Not in Unusually Large Numbers, in Northern Arizona This Summer

27-Jul-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss New Findings About Southern California’s Earthquake Risk

9-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

Expert: Lakotas’ Continuing Opposition to #DAPL Measured by Effects on Future Generations

23-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Expert: Without TPP, China Looms Large in U.S.-Asia Trade Talks

21-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

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