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2015 Arizona SciTech Festival Gets Under Way

More than 800 events planned through March around state to showcase, educate, inspire.

Feb 12, 2015
Moon

Will We Soon be Mining the Moon?

UA Scientists say private concerns are seeking ways to get there, but the practicality of it may be far-fetched.

Jan 29, 2015
Francisco Zamora, director of the Colorado River Delta Legacy Program at the Sonoran Institute, discusses the Colorado River Delta Pulse flow project.

Colorado River Delta 'Pulse Flow' Shows Signs of Success

Water release at Yuma dam enhances vegetation, opens waterway to Sea of Cortez for first time in half-century.

Dec 18, 2014
Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

Plans to Use Helicopters in Wilderness Areas Worries Conservationists

Arizona Game and Fish wants the aircraft to manage bighorn sheep.

Dec 18, 2014

UA Gets $20M to Help Build World's Largest Telescope

Scottsdale businessman's donation will help pay for 8 mirrors for instrument to be installed in Chilean mountains.

Dec 16, 2014

Will This Be the Hottest Year Ever in Tucson?

Meteorologists expect 2014 to be the warmest on record.

Dec 12, 2014

NASA Spacecraft Gets Closer to Pluto; Should It Be Reclassified as a Planet?

New Horizons is turning its cameras on after a 9-year, 30-billion mile journey from Earth.

Dec 8, 2014

Experts: Fewer Trees May Result in Healthier Forests

Scientists say this could increase water supplies for people, help environment in Northern Arizona.

Oct 28, 2014

New Solar Wind Project Moving Ahead in San Luis

Tower to produce electricity will be first of its kind using gravity, water vapor, hot desert air.

Sep 12, 2014
Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

Public Can Submit Messages for OSIRIS-REx Digital Time Capsule

Submissions will be placed on microchip aboard spacecraft to fly to asteroid, back.

Sep 4, 2014

New Projector at Flandrau Planetarium Enhances Views of Space

New system takes viewers on soaring journeys through solar system, galaxy, stars, asteroids in 3D.

Aug 29, 2014
These endangered jaguars are part of a breeding population located near southern arizona .

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Jul 18, 2014
Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

Jun 30, 2014
The San Pedro River flows through Sierra Vista.

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

Jun 18, 2014

Rare Southwestern Rodent Gets Federal Protection

New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is now part of dozens of species in Arizona listed as endangered or threatened.

Jun 10, 2014

Gold Nugget Stolen from UA Flandrau Planetarium

It is valued at $30,000, university police dept. urges people with information to come forward.

Jun 4, 2014

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