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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

Smartphone App Could Possibly Be Used to Vote

Research published in journal Human Factors; voting could be faster and more effective tech expert says.

Mar 18, 2014

Innovative Intervention Center Helps Youth with Psychosis

University of Arizona’s EPICENTER aims for early intervention and comprehensive treatment for young people with severe mental illness.

Mar 18, 2014
Senior ladies play scrabble

UA Researchers Study Changes in Immune System with Age

As people grow older body produces less T-cells which are key to defending off viruses, bacteria; findings could lead to immune system rejuvenation methods, researcher suggests.

Mar 18, 2014
An arial view of the Santa Cruz River near Marana.

AZ Water Experts Working with MX Counterparts on Preservation

Arizona and Sonora, Mexico share water from the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Rivers; collaborating to save resources.

Mar 17, 2014
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Biosphere 2 Raising Money for Sea of Cortez Small Scale Replica

The researching facility has until April 22 to raise $100K to turn a 9,000-square-foot tank into living model of Gulf of California's oceanic environment.

Mar 14, 2014

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