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Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

Archaeology, Adventures and Agaves

Tucson archaeologists are beginning new chapters after decades at the University of Arizona, reveal ancient culture's uses for tough native plant.

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

Researchers, Philosophers Explore Theories of Consciousness

Despite ongoing exploration of consciousness and its concepts, the future of the study remains unknown.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Dangers of a Sweet Tooth

Sugar is seemingly everywhere and, research shows, it can be addictive; author discusses why, talks new book "Why Diets Fail."

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Gulp! - Adventures in the Alimentary Canal

Science writer Mary Roach discusses her latest book, an in-depth look at the science of food - and other things people can swallow.

UA Gets NASA OK to Move Ahead with Mission to Asteroid

Launch of OSIRIS-REx scheduled for 2016, returning in 2023 with soil samples, mapping to explore origins of solar system.

Expo Teaches About Past Through Archeology

The annual event hosted by Arizona State Parks has been around for 32 years; highlights region's history.

Researcher Combines Art, Science in Cancer Spread Study

UA assistant professor of cellular & molecular medicine, Ghassan Mouneimne, uses microscopes and Photoshop to create startling images of cancer cells.

UA Professors Traces Origins of Flu

For years wild migratory birds have been considered a source of all flu viruses, but his research finds differently.

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