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Wulfenite Joins Other State Symbols as Official Mineral

The colorful mineral is found in few places outside Arizona.

Former NASA Administrator Sees Key Role for UA in Space

OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid is unprecedented.

Shadow-Piercing Camera from ASU to Study Moon

The ShadowCam will look at 'dark side of moon' to help plan future missions.

Arizona High School Pair Wins Medical Device Competition

San Luis students improved on a 'g-tube,' which helps patients who can't swallow food.

Inside Arizona's Only Nuclear Power Plant

The plant shuts down a reactor periodically for maintenance and engineering tasks.

Thousands Rally in Tucson to Support Science

Earth Day event aimed at promoting, defending fact-based research.

Downtown Earth Day Rally Aims to Spark Interest in Science

Saturday event at Tucson's El Presidio Park is part of worldwide focus on science

Fast and Bright Asteroid to Near Earth Next Week

The Tucson-discovered space rock will be studied by astronomers all over the world for its properties.

Hohokam Farm Found on Site of Future Phoenix Store

Archaeological work complete, Fry's will break ground on site this week.

'Smart' Agreements Leave More Water in Lake Mead, Regulators Say

Snow pack will add to reservoirs this spring, but the Colorado basin remains in a drought.

Jupiter to Shine Its Brightest and Biggest

Largest planet making closest approach to Earth this year Friday.

Students Show off Science Skills at Annual Fair

More than 2,000 exhibits and activities for kids and adults at the Southern Arizona event.

Arizona Desert Is Testing Spot for NASA's Mars Capsule

The mission is in the 'quantification' stage, and each test costs $1-$1.5 million.

Study: Soil Bacteria Can Improve Crop Yields During Droughts

Grain crops like corn and wheat produced up to 40 percent more seeds.

UA-Led Mission Will Float Telescope on Balloon to Study the Milky Way

Balloon-borne telescope to study galaxy's gas and dust.

Does Explosive Beetle Have Most Interesting Genome?

UA researchers hope to win crowd-sourced genome sequencing of the Sonoran Desert beetle.

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