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Monsoon rain is a common Tucson attraction during the month of July.

Summer Weather Has Equal Chance of Normal, Wet, Dry

Using El Nino as a measurement to help predict, the National Weather Service says conditions are unclear at this point.

Apr 23, 2014
Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

Apr 23, 2014
This Friday, the Loft Theater will screen Particle Fever, a film about the biggest and most expensive science experiment in history, one that is part hard science and part philosophy.

Participants of 'Biggest, Most Expensive' Science Experiment Visit Tucson

The Large Hadron Collider's start-up, launch are center of film to be screened at The Loft; scientists discuss its connection to the UA.

Apr 22, 2014
We learn about the OSIRIS-REx project with Dante S. Lauretta OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator and Professor at the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Space Scientists Discover Asteroids with Rings

The discovery was a surprise and has launched a new line of theories to explain how rings can form around a small object in space.

Apr 22, 2014

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

Apr 22, 2014
row of red houses

Weekly Business Report: Tucson Real Estate Market Changing

Inside Tucson Business Editor Evans discusses week's top stories, including housing, bioscience, start-up competition.

Apr 18, 2014
Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

Apr 15, 2014
This is just one of the many types of rattlesnake in the desert wilderness of Arizona.

Warmer Weather May Increase Rattlesnake Encounters

But experts say common sense, education can usually prevent unwanted interactions with the venomous creatures.

Apr 14, 2014
This is just one of the many diverse gardens owned by members of the Cactus Society is Tucson.

Local 'Society' Cultivates Passion for Drought Tolerant Plants

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society is a nonprofit organization helping educate residents, rescuing desert species

Apr 14, 2014
Christopher Conover, a corespondent for Arizona Public Media and a scientist from Biosphere 2 dive in the facilities fully replicated ocean.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Apr 14, 2014
Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

UA Gets NASA OK to Move Ahead with Mission to Asteroid

Launch of OSIRIS-REx scheduled for 2016, returning in 2023 with soil samples, mapping to explore origins of solar system.

Apr 10, 2014

Expo Teaches About Past Through Archeology

The annual event hosted by Arizona State Parks has been around for 32 years; highlights region's history.

Apr 8, 2014
We talk to Dustin Huynh and Sabrina Ball, members of the UA American Society of Mechanical Engineers, to discuss human power vehicles.

UA Students Participating in Human Powered Vehicle Contest

Engineering students will compete against other universities at the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.

Apr 1, 2014

Center Responds to Possible Worsening of Global Warming

A U.N. weather agency says there may be irreversible damage to the planet; a new Tucson center drafting plans for how people could survive.

Mar 25, 2014

Researcher Combines Art, Science in Cancer Spread Study

UA assistant professor of cellular & molecular medicine, Ghassan Mouneimne, uses microscopes and Photoshop to create startling images of cancer cells.

Mar 25, 2014
We learn about the health risks for children with IBD, we speak with Fayez Ghisham, M.D. Director of the Steele Children's Research Center.

Medical Findings Could Protect IBD Patients from Bone Loss

New discovery by research team led by UA doctor makes the link between inflammatory bowel disease and osteoporosis.

Mar 25, 2014

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