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Adapting protocol pioneered for Zika, researchers find West Nile Virus now a permanent part of Arizona ecosystem

With winter temperatures in Maricopa County rarely dipping below freezing--60 degrees and raining, like today, is one of its more wintry days--Arizona is a perfect home for virus-carrying mosquitoes to overwinter, allowing the virus to survive.
15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


NAU’s Trujillo on team discovering farthest solar system object ever seen

Astronomy professor Chad Trujillo is on a team that's searching for Planet X, and while they're still looking for the elusive orb, the team has discovered other planets and more moons around Jupiter.
2-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Animals help mitigate climate change through influence on carbon cycle, according to interdisciplinary team of remote sensing scientists

Scott Goetz and Chris Doughty of Northern Arizona University participated in a study published in the journal Science that shows animals play a significant role in mitigating the effects of climate change by mediating carbon exchange between...
7-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Bioarchaeologist receives NSF grant to study rise and fall of ancient societies in southern Peru

Corina Kellner of Northern Arizona University will use a Senior Archaeology Award to fund two summers of research in southern Peru to study the development, expansion and collapse of the Nasca and Wari societies during the Andean Middle Horizon...
3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers visually track disease transmission, reveals previously unknown connections

The study, which was recently published in Nature, tracked how disease is spread by placing colored dust on hibernating bats to mimic how a fungal pathogen is transferred from one individual to another. Then, biologists found connections between how...
28-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

Jani Ingram and Angelina Castagno of Northern Arizona University received an NSF grant to study the ethical issues Indigenous students and professionals experience in STEM fields and the extent to which spiritual beliefs and taboos create barriers...
26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Climate change will likely cause darker tropical forests

Christopher Doughty and a team of researchers studied more than 4,000 leaves in the tropics of Peru. Not only did they find that climate change will likely cause leaves to become thinner, but these leaves will become darker and absorb more of the...
19-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


NASA telescope’s ‘non-detection’ of first interstellar object in solar system leads team of astronomers to conclusions about mystery object's size, reflectivity

Led by Northern Arizona University astronomy professor David Trilling, the group determined ’Oumuamua's general size, which was too small to be seen by the telescope, as well as finding it may be 10 times more reflective than comets in the solar...
14-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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