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Mexican wolf numbers jump 24% from last year

The Mexican subspecies of the gray wolf was nearly eliminated in the wild by 1970.

Study explains how rattlesnakes catch rainwater on their backs

For the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, the advantage might lie in a labyrinth of grooves on its scales.

Study finds ransomware cost AZ health care more than $2.7 million since 2016

Three attacks affected nearly 12,000 people and totaled $2.7 million to $4.2 million in downtime in Arizona.

Scientists explain how stress can turn hair gray

A study examines how stress response can impact stem cells that act as a sort of color reserve for hair.

How grasshoppers deal with blood rushing to their heads

A new study sheds light on how insects deal with gravity when they're upside down or sideways.

ASU leader tapped to head National Science Foundation

If confirmed by the Senate, Sethuraman Panchanathan would serve as the 15th director of the NSF.

Greenland ice melt matches UN panel's worst predictions

New research suggests ice loss in Greenland has contributed just over a centimeter of mean sea level rise over 26 years.

Where did the Copper State get its copper?

It all started with a bang.

How Arizona's universities rank in R & D spending

The state's public schools rank high in space, social science and geoscience research spending.

First full geologic map of Titan reveals moon of varied landscapes

An author says the findings call for a new mission to the large moon of Saturn.

Study: Arizona military base will be hardest hit by climate change

Bases in the state could see an increasing number of dangerously hot days, the study says.

Global scientist coalition delivers climate warning

An article predicts "untold human suffering" unless deep and lasting shifts are made.

UA researchers study effects of near-infrared light on aging brains

Researchers hope the treatment will boost energy metabolism in brain cells and tune up mitochondria.

Bald eagle numbers dip in Arizona despite more breeding area

While counts decreased over the previous year, an official said the expanded breeding areas point to a strong population.

CDC reports mumps outbreak in migrant detention facilities

They found 900 confirmed and probable mumps cases among migrants in 57 detention facilities over the past year.

UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation

Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.

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