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NAU-led team discovers comet hiding in plain sight

Enhanced imagery reveals asteroid is actually a comet. Continue reading

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Panel of experts to discuss responses to near-Earth objects

Public and media invited to attend. Continue reading

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Planetary defense conference features two free public events

Internationally known speaker, comedian, author, scientist and media personality Bill Nye The Science Guy headlines public discussion of planetary defense. Continue reading

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Near-Earth objects, asteroid events top agenda at planetary defense conference

The conference brings together world experts on subjects related to planetary defense, including what is currently known about potentially threatening asteroids and comets, techniques that might be used to deflect a threatening object and political and policy issues that might affect a decision to take action. Continue reading

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Asteroids ahead? Learn more at free talk

Will an asteroid collide with Earth? Continue reading

Asteroid Itokawa.

NAU researcher looks forward to data from upcoming asteroid close-up

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will draw plenty of attention as it streaks by. Continue reading

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Fly's eyes Up close and personal: A look at NAU’s Scanning Electron Microscope (VIDEO)
While a regular microscope magnifies objects up to a thousand times, the Scanning Electron Microscope can magnify objects more than a million times—producing images unlike anything you've ever seen.
National Science Foundation funds NAU project to reduce false alarm rates in ICUs
Fatemeh Afghah aims to integrate information from a variety of devices to reduce false alarms while avoiding suppression of true alarms.
NAU Logos_B_Alumni Association-V_281 NAU Alumni Association Awards accepting nominations for 2017
The annual awards recognize distinguished alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and communities.
Strap on your helmet for annual Bike to Work Week in Flagstaff, NAU
Flagstaff commuters are ditching the car keys for bicycle helmets May 21-26 to participate in this year’s Bike to Work Week, packed with events meant to get your wheels spinning.
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Find out about parking regulations and lot repaving during the summer and make sure your bike isn't picked up in the abandoned bike sweep.

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NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
Patient with autism spectrum disorder NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut
Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program