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Nature’s Whistles: Rodents Use a Mechanism Like Police Whistle to Produce Ultrasonic Vocalizations

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The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, NAU researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time.
1-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting Future Generations: Scientists Study Arctic Community’s Exposure to Toxic Pollutants

Two professors with Northern Arizona University’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI) and Department of Biological Sciences—environmental physiologist Loren Buck and ecotoxicologist Frank von Hippel—are working on a long-term research...
17-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Shows Dinosaur Dung Fertilizes Planet

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According to NAU researcher Chris Doughty, these large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients.
16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Funded by $21.4 Million Grant, New NAU Research Center Will Address Health Disparities Across Southwest

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Professors Julie Baldwin and Diane Stearns will lead the project, which focuses on increasing NAU's basic research capacity to address health disparities among the region's underserved populations.
12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mommy and Me: Parent Trees Pass to Offspring Fungal Associations That May Provide Drought Tolerance

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Soil fungi that help promote drought tolerance in pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), a dominant tree in the Southwest, are passed from mother trees to their offspring, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
27-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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Astronomer: Interstellar Mystery Object Indicative of Planetary Formation Throughout Milky Way

30-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on Near-Earth Space Objects Available to Discuss Thursday's Asteroid Appearance

11-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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

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