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Sports play a major role in our culture. They can be anything from an expression of life to a vehicle to better understand someone's life.

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The tasty snacks and frozen meals you grab when you're busy are often packed with sugar, fat and a list of unpronounceable ingredients. But how bad are they for you? Scientists are trying to find out.

California, Arizona, Nevada offer landmark drought deal to use less Colorado River water — for now

The plan would conserve an additional 3 million acre-feet of water through 2026, when current guidelines for how the river is shared expire.

Hard Hits and Life Lessons

A look at a sport that is popular around the globe, but had just become a part of the University of Arizona athletics program, and a talk with a standout UArizona football player about the life lessons that sport taught him.

Remembering America's first social network: the landline telephone

Young tech nerds in Seattle are trying to preserve the mysterious machines — many of them almost lost forever — that made America's landline telephone system work before the age of computers.

This star ate its own planet. Earth may share the same fate

For the first time, astronomers have caught a star in the act of swallowing a planet, providing a glimpse into how the sun may eventually eat up Earth.

EXPLAINER: What might Colorado River cuts mean for states?

In recent years, an imbalance between the river’s flows and how much water users are promised has forced federal officials to consider steps never taken before.

Check out the deepest-swimming fish ever caught on camera

The unknown snailfish speicies, of the genus Pseudoliparis, was recorded swimming in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench near Japan at a depth of 8,336 meters - or more than 27,000 feet down.

The Buzz: What a UA report says about last year's deadly on-campus shooting

The report released earlier this week offers insights into where breakdowns happened and what can be done to prevent future failures.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Live in Tucson

America's favorite quiz show is live from Centennial Hall.

A 90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles just became a father of 3. It's a big 'dill'

It’s significant, according to officials with the Houston Zoo, because the radiated tortoise is a critically endangered species whose numbers are in decline.

The Buzz: How snowmelt affects Arizona's water supply

How much will a wet winter improve drought conditions around the state?

Lambs aren't white and fluffy and other lessons learned at this campus farm

When the spring-only course starts at the University of Maryland, the sheep are pregnant and students wait for the call that their sheep is going into labor.

Here's why Arizona says it can keep growing despite historic megadrought

Arizona has some of the lowest priority rights to the river water of any of the seven basin states.

Want to play your own Tiny Desk concert? The 2023 Contest is now open for entries

The Tiny Desk Contest, NPR Music's annual search for the next great undiscovered artist, is back!

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