Science and Technology

Tucsonan anticipating Richard Branson's rocket launch Sunday

Jul 10, 2021 Retiree already has a ticket to ride aboard Virgin Galactic spaceship.

Insects benefiting from early monsoon rains

Jul 8, 2021 Termites and mosquitoes are among those going through seasonal life cycles.

Game challenges forecasters to predict monsoon

Jun 23, 2021 UA researchers created an online competition similar to fantasy football.

Student study sheds light on unique space rock

Jun 15, 2021 A UA undergrad-led project unraveled mysteries about asteroid 16 Psyche.

NASA turns its attention to Venus

Jun 9, 2021 The space agency aims to send two new spacecraft to Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.

New exhibit spotlights Arizona's place in space exploration

May 23, 2021 The exhibit includes relics such as a spacesuit worn by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

May 20, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

Scientists rethinking volcanic theories on Mars

May 12, 2021 They are investigating evidence that the Red Planet could still be geologically active.

Research finds higher risks for Hispanic and Indigenous patients in Arizona with kidney cancer

May 7, 2021 According to the research, a higher risk of mortality and advanced-staged kidney cancer in these racial groups are more common.

Hurricane predictors forecast busy 2021 season

Apr 27, 2021 UA group has been on target about storm predictions since 2014.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Apr 24, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

White House announces group to address drought in the West

Apr 22, 2021 The interagency group will work with federal, state, local and tribal governments to tackle the water shortages.

Planetary scientists look ahead to new airborne explorers

Apr 20, 2021 They say the historic Mars Ingenuity helicopter flight is only the beginning.

HEROES study: COVID vaccines 90% effective

Mar 31, 2021 First responders rank among workers with the highest risk

Researchers developing sensor testing for COVID-19

Mar 22, 2021 New method could detect PCR test-evading COVID variants.

"The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy" - Are there universal laws of biology?

Mar 18, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The City of Tucson changes policy on recycling glass; taking a nature hike along Cienega Creek; and a reminder of the positive difference you can make in your own backyard.

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