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UA College of Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary

The school is known for breakthroughs made in asthma and CPR.

25 Years Later, Global Scientists Issue Second 'Warning To Humanity'

15,000 scientists sign statement urging people to heed climate change and environmental-destruction data.

Waiting for Perfect Self-Driving Cars Could Cost Lives

Waiting to deploy the cars potentially means fewer lives saved by the technology, which improves with experience.

Ventana Medical Systems Tool Helps Diagnose, Treat Rare Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in US, and has many forms.

Saguaro Genome Shows Why Many Cactus Species Are Hard to Classify

Researchers believe that long lives and long generation times have led to mismatches in the history of species.

As Opioid Crisis Deepens, UA Group Seeks Nonaddictive Pain Treatment

Alternative therapies could replace opioids.

UA Casts 5th Mirror for Giant Magellan Telescope

Mirror Lab celebrates 20th mirror made for instruments around the world.

Study: Most Americans Face Growing Number of Extreme-Heat Days

Two-thirds of the population experiencing higher number of extreme-heat days compared with previous decades.

Eyes to the Night Sky Saturday for Worldwide Moon Viewing

Tucson astronomy group to set up telescopes, donate instrument to Pima County Public Library for International Observe the Moon Night.

Report: Climate Change, Budget Limitations Making U.S. Wildfires Worse

Lack of political urgency and social push stand in way of addressing the problem, historian says.

Southern Arizona Can Expect a Mild Winter Despite Recent Heat Records

Warm and dry, for the southern half of the country, but not enough to break the top 10, meteorologists predict.

NASA: Spike In Atmospheric CO2 Related To El Nino

A vicious cycle might await if future climates reflect similar conditions of heat and drought.

UA Astronomer Among First to 'See' Star Collision in Space

Two neutron stars collide to create gravitational waves detected on earth and allow for observation.

Wildlife Managers Moving Large Lizards out of Freeway Project's Path

The relocations of chuckwallas will continue until construction starts next year.

Raytheon Drones Fly Into Hurricanes to Collect Data

'Coyotes' were used recently in Hurricane Maria to aid in continuous monitoring.

OSIRIS-REx Instruments Get Trial Run

Spacecraft's cameras send back portrait of Earth.

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