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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 284: Studying Mountains in South America to Understand the Earth's Inner Activity

Episode 284: Studying Mountains in South America to Understand the Earth's Inner Activity

June 18, 2021 The University of Arizona is leading a group of international researchers in a major study of how mountain ranges were formed.
Episode 283: Arizona wildfires help researchers study the evolution of clouds

Episode 283: Arizona wildfires help researchers study the evolution of clouds

June 11, 2021 Wildfire season in the western United States is brings opportunities to learn how smoke and dust affects rainfall on the East coast.
Episode 282: COVID-19 vaccinations for kids

Episode 282: COVID-19 vaccinations for kids

June 4, 2021 Originally aired June 4 Public health experts think getting children involved in activities this summer is increasingly important in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Episode 281: Tracking the distribution of dark matter between the galaxies

Episode 281: Tracking the distribution of dark matter between the galaxies

May 29, 2021 Originally aired May 28 Scientists around the world are trying to unravel the mystery of dark matter in the universe.
Episode 280: Learning from pandemics of the past

Episode 280: Learning from pandemics of the past

May 21, 2021 Originally aired May 21 Some scientists think COVID-19, like the flu, will never be completely eradicated.
Episode 278: Using data analysis to counter COVID-19

Episode 278: Using data analysis to counter COVID-19

May 7, 2021 Originally aired May 7 The use of big data and machine learning has grown during the coronavirus pandemic
Episode 277: Using optical science to detect COVID-19

Episode 277: Using optical science to detect COVID-19

April 30, 2021 Originally aired April 30 Researchers are looking for new ways to detect COVID-19.
Episode 276: Exploring the connection between climate and human society.

Episode 276: Exploring the connection between climate and human society.

April 23, 2021 Originally aired April 23 Learning from past civilizations can teach us about the dangers we face in our current climate crisis.
Episode 275:  Understanding the water beneath our feet

Episode 275: Understanding the water beneath our feet

April 16, 2021 Originally aired April 16 Groundwater is the largest un-frozen freshwater resource on the planet, but it is often overlooked and overused.
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.

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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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