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Flagstaff Scientist Detects Water on Rare Metal Asteroid

Another group of scientists wants to send a spacecraft to the asteroid, named Psyche.

Dec 1, 2016

Healthy Hearts of Hunter-Gatherers Show Value of Exercise

Tanzania's Hadza foragers, and others like them, are around 14 times more active than people in industrialized societies.

Nov 30, 2016
Monarch butterfly

Southwest Monarch Study Gets $89K To Track Butterflies

The award was part of a larger effort to aid in the recovery of a declining Monarch population.

Nov 28, 2016
Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to earth in March 1997.

Rare Comet Trio Has Astronomers Crowdsourcing Observers

Planetary Science Institute hoping for continuous help from amateurs and professionals.

Nov 28, 2016

Look to Skies to See 'Super Moon' Sunday Night

Moon's orbit brings it close to Earth during its full phase.

Nov 11, 2016
Examples of typical body placement from Early Agricultural Period (2100 BC - 50 AD) sites in the Sonoran Desert: a) flexed position, on its side, with arms folded over, and b) flexed supine position, hands under feet, with household object.

Revenge, Blood Feuds Among Early Sonorans Seen in Burials

An atypical interment of an enemy could be an attempt to gain prestige through defiance.

Nov 4, 2016

Will Arizona Election be Fraud Free? Yes, and Here's How

Plus, meet the new CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership.

Oct 28, 2016
Alfred McEwen, Principal Investigator for HiRISE, speaks about the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

UA Space Camera Details Crash Site of Europe's Martian Lander

Meanwhile, the European Space Agency's orbiter is successfully circling the planet.

Oct 28, 2016

ASU Radiation Test Could Help Triage Nuclear Attack Victims

The test uses gear already found in many medical centers to test thousands of blood drops.

Oct 27, 2016
A naturally-germinated Cottonwood tree pictured with Martha Gomez-Sapiens, research associate at University of Arizona, 2016

Colorado River Delta Still Thrives 2 Years after Dam Flow

It is supporting bird and plant life while recharging groundwater.

Oct 27, 2016
We talk to Michael Worobey, UA Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, about new research about the evolution of the flu.

UA Study: HIV's First US Foothold Was in 1970s

A man referred to as "Patient Zero" was also misidentified, researchers said.

Oct 26, 2016
Santa Cruz River bed

Study: Southwest May Face Severe, Multi-Decade Drought

If the rate of greenhouse emissions stays the same, it will likely hit by the end of the century.

Oct 23, 2016
Artist's rendering depicting the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter.

Jupiter Spacecraft Captures Image of Towering Polar Storms

First pass of giant planet nets unexpected scientific data

Oct 19, 2016
Gerard P. Kuiper (who was the founder of the U of A’s Lunar and Planetary Lab) and British born astronomer Ewan Whitaker

UA Scientist Who Made Map for Apollo Moon Landings Dies

Ewen Whitaker dies at 94; was a pioneer of planetary science for NASA.

Oct 17, 2016
A building on the west campus of Pima Community College.

Pima College to Host STEM Innovation Showcase

Event aims to connect students, faculty, business community

Oct 11, 2016
Saguaro National Park

Spring Is Coming Earlier and Earlier, UA Study Shows

The problematic pattern result of climate change, says co-author of the study.

Oct 11, 2016

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