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Airs during Science Friday, Friday mornings on NPR 89.1

Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.
Episode 274: Updating the status for water from the Colorado River

Episode 274: Updating the status for water from the Colorado River

April 12, 2021 Originally aired April 9, 2021 Demand for Colorado River water continues to exceed supply.
Episode 273: How the oceans play a part in Earth’s changing climate

Episode 273: How the oceans play a part in Earth’s changing climate

April 2, 2021 Originally aired April 2, 2021 Researchers are discovering more about the world’s oceans and their impact on temperature and water availability.
Episode 272: Tracking the origin of water on planet Earth

Episode 272: Tracking the origin of water on planet Earth

March 26, 2021 Originally aired March 26, 2021 How water and organic molecules contributed to the beginnings of life on our planet.
Episode 271: COVID-19 and the sense of smell

Episode 271: COVID-19 and the sense of smell

March 19, 2021 Originally aire March 18, 2021 People reporting COVID-19 symptoms often note they lose their sense of smell.
Episode 270: Reaching herd immunity to defeat COVID-19

Episode 270: Reaching herd immunity to defeat COVID-19

March 14, 2021 Originally aired Mar 12, 2021 Doctors are racing to achieve herd immunity to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
Episode 269: Studying the impact of COVID-19 related isolation

Episode 269: Studying the impact of COVID-19 related isolation

March 5, 2021 Originally aired Mar 5, 2021 How COVID-19 affects our senses and changes the way we interact with society.
Episode 268: Trailblazing a future manned mission to Mars

Episode 268: Trailblazing a future manned mission to Mars

February 26, 2021 Originally aired Feb 25, 2021 NASA's Mars Perseverance rover will try to generate oxygen on the Red Planet for the first time.
Episode 267: Children and COVID-19

Episode 267: Children and COVID-19

February 19, 2021 Originally aired Feb 19, 2021 One of the unsolved mysteries about COVID-19 is why it has a lesser impact on children.
Episode 266: Imagining endgame scenarios for COVID-19

Episode 266: Imagining endgame scenarios for COVID-19

February 12, 2021 Originally aired Feb 12, 2021 The evolution of COVID-19 and how it might join H-I-V and the flu as a controllable virus.
Episode 265: Assessing the danger posed by coronavirus variants

Episode 265: Assessing the danger posed by coronavirus variants

February 5, 2021 Originally aired Feb 5, 2021 Viruses constantly mutate and circulate around the world, and COVID-19 is no exception
Episode 264: Answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Episode 264: Answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

January 29, 2021 Originally aired Jan 29, 2021 As COVID-19 vaccination programs gain momentum, people have questions about the vaccine.
Episode 263: COVID variants cause for concern as vaccines roll out

Episode 263: COVID variants cause for concern as vaccines roll out

January 22, 2021 Originally aired Jan 22, 2021 People are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the same time new COVID strains are emerging.

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About the Show

Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona. Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1.

Arizona Science has a different guest each week and is hosted by Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. Regents Professor in the U of A's Department of Neuroscience, and Tim Swindle, Ph.D. and Head of the UofA's Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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