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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 178: Studying Micro-Organisms at Biosphere 2

Episode 178: Studying Micro-Organisms at Biosphere 2

April 18, 2019 Originally aired Apr 19, 2019 A University of Arizona professor is using Biosphere 2 to better understand micro-organisms help create our landscapes.
Episode 177: Science on Tumamoc Hill

Episode 177: Science on Tumamoc Hill

April 12, 2019 Originally aired Apr 12, 2019 Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona is rich in both history and science.
Episode 176: Blood and the Brain

Episode 176: Blood and the Brain

April 8, 2019 Originally aired Apr 4, 2019 Mathematical models can help reveal the relationship between brain activity and oxygen levels in the blood.
Episode 175: A New Understanding of Chaco Canyon

Episode 175: A New Understanding of Chaco Canyon

March 28, 2019 Originally Aired Mar 29, 2019 New archaeological data from Chaco Canyon is helping us get a better understanding of its ancient civilization.
Episode 174: Unlocking the Answers to Questions Behind Alzheimer's Disease

Episode 174: Unlocking the Answers to Questions Behind Alzheimer's Disease

March 21, 2019 Originally Aired Mar 22, 2019 When will it be possible to detect Alzheimer's before the onset of symptoms?
Episode 173: Using Science to Eliminate a Stubborn Agricultural Pest

Episode 173: Using Science to Eliminate a Stubborn Agricultural Pest

March 14, 2019 Originally aired Mar 15, 2019 A group led by a UA entomologist has worked to successfully eradicate the pink bollworm.
Episode 172: Tree Rings and Climate Change

Episode 172: Tree Rings and Climate Change

March 6, 2019 Originally aired Mar 8, 2019 What tree rings can tell us about changes in the Earth's climate.
Episode 171: The Science Behind Bones

Episode 171: The Science Behind Bones

February 28, 2019 Originally aired Mar 1, 2019 A UA professor is investigating the science behind bones.
Episode 170: Can Intelligence Be Measured?

Episode 170: Can Intelligence Be Measured?

February 22, 2019 Originally aired Feb 22, 2019 Is 'intelligence' a set of decentralized, independent problem-solving modules, or a singular, generalized skill of innovation?
Episode 169: Investigating the Mind-Body Dialogue

Episode 169: Investigating the Mind-Body Dialogue

February 14, 2019 Originally aired Feb 15, 2019 Everyone knows our brain controls our body, but how does our body influence our brain?
Episode 168: The Microbes Shaping Our Lives

Episode 168: The Microbes Shaping Our Lives

February 7, 2019 Originally aired Feb 8, 2019 Microbes are traditionally seen as dangerous to human health, but is that always the case?
Episode 166: OSIRIS-REx and the Search for a Sample Site on Bennu

Episode 166: OSIRIS-REx and the Search for a Sample Site on Bennu

January 31, 2019 Originally aired Feb 1, 2019 Scientists on the OSIRIS-REx mission are facing an unexpected challenge searching for an area to collect a soil sample from Bennu.

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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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