Arizona Science

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Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.

Episode 89: That Buzzing Noise You Hear

July 20, 2017 Originally Aired July 21, 2017 Everything you ever wanted to know about cicadas.

Episode 88: Baby Genes

July 13, 2017 Originally Aired Jul 14, 2017 New research suggests that new genes are likely to appear fully developed rather than gradually taking shape.

Episode 87: X-ray Vision - The Drive to See More

July 6, 2017 Originally aired Jul 7, 2017 By combining the very latest advances in technology and computing, a UA team is building uniquely powerful imaging systems.

Episode 86: The Widespread Effects of Tiny Aerosol Particles on Climate and Health

June 29, 2017 Originally Aired Jun 30, 2017 Of all environmental threats, particles are responsible for the most deaths globally.

Episode 85: Seeing Around Corners

June 22, 2017 Originally aired Jun 23, 2017 The potential of exploiting complex light reflections to look around corners and through objects.

Episode 84: What the Earth's Climate History Can Tell Us About Climate Change and Seasonal Rains

June 16, 2017 Originally Aired Aug 19, 2016 REPEAT. New findings provides evidence that climate shifts can happen suddenly.

Episode 83: Rejuvenating and Repairing the Aging Brain with Stem Cells

June 8, 2017 Originally Aired Jun 10, 2016 REPEAT. Treating Parkinson's and more with stem cells.

Episode 82: Forecasting Arizona's Monsoon

June 1, 2017 Originally Aired Oct 14, 2016 REPEAT. The monsoon is changing as our temperatures rise.

Episode 81: Exploring the Milky Way

May 25, 2017 Originally Aired May 26, 2017 The UA-led GUSTO mission which will send a balloon to near space to study the Milky Way galaxy.

Episode 80: Improving Food Security

May 18, 2017 Originally Aired May 19, 2017 A new way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to fungus each year.

Episode 79: Battling Chronic Pain

May 11, 2017 Originally Aired May 12, 2017 Research into new therapies for chronic pain.

Episode 78: Groundwater Supply and Quality

May 4, 2017 Originally Aired May 5, 2016 Applying knowledge from ants and bees to human engineering, computing, and more.

Episode 77: Insights from Insects

April 28, 2017 Originally Aired Apr 28, 2017 Applying knowledge from ants and bees to human engineering, computing, and more.

Episode 76: Computer-Assisted Surgical Training

April 24, 2017 Originally Aired Oct 21, 2016 REPEAT. Computer-guided practice will speed up surgical learning.

Episode 75: Flood Risks in the Southwest

April 12, 2017 Originally Aired Jan 6, 2017 REPEAT. The science of superfloods.

Episode 74: Why are Women More Susceptible to Alzheimer's Disease Than Men

April 6, 2017 Originally Aired Apr 7, 2017 Studying the dramatic differences between how female and male brains generate the energy they need as the brain ages.

Episode 73: The Science of Sport

March 23, 2017 Originally Aired Mar 24, 2017 Sports analytics and sports science learning.

Episode 72: The Care and Feeding of Honeybees To Sustain Our Nation's Food Security

March 16, 2017 Originally Aired Nov 11, 2016 REPEAT. Helping threatened honeybees with biology.

Episode 71: A Common Brain Parasite May Help Treat Brain Disorders

March 10, 2017 Originally Aired May 13, 2016 REPEAT. How a common parasite might help in treating brain disorders.

Episode 70: Domesticating the Quantum

March 2, 2017 Originally Aired Mar 3, 2017 The mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

Episode 69: A Myriad of Particles

February 23, 2017 Originally Aired Feb 24, 2017 The mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

Episode 68: Climate Effects on Rangelands

February 16, 2017 Originally Aired Feb 17, 2017 Researching the climatic and management effects on the sustainability of rangelands.

Episode 67: Space, Time and Gravity

February 9, 2017 Originally Aired Feb 10, 2017 Measuring gravitational waves for the first time.

Episode 66: The Journey to the Extreme

February 2, 2017 Originally Aired Feb 6, 2017 Black holes and neutron stars.

Episode 65: Rethinking the Rules of Reality

January 26, 2017 Originally Aired Jan 28, 2017 The fundamental forces of the universe are often still a mystery to scientists.

Episode 64: The Hunt for Trojan Asteroids

January 19, 2017 Originally Aired Jan 20, 2017 Next month, a team at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab will begin searching for Trojan asteroids.

Episode 63: Archaeological Finds at the Altar of Zeus on Mt Lykaion, Arcadia

January 12, 2017 Originally Aired Jan 13, 2017 A UA team investing the altar of Zeus.

Episode 62: Flood Risks in the Southwest

January 6, 2017 Originally Aired Jan 6, 2017 The science of superfloods.

Episode 61: Soft as a Rock: Tectonic Stretching of the Earth's Crust

December 23, 2016 Originally Aired Aug 12, 2016 Geological fieldwork is unlocking details of the creation of the Basin and Range Province in which Tucson sits.

Episode 60: Combating the "Silent Killer" of Women

December 23, 2016 Originally Aired Dec 23, 2016 The fight for early detection of ovarian cancer.

Episode 59: Increasingly Detailed Predictions of the Severity of Hurricane Seasons

December 16, 2016 Originally Aired Dec 16, 2016 Using climate-related processes to predict the severity of hurrican seasons.

Episode 58: Exploring the Outer Reaches of the Solar System

December 16, 2016 Originally Aired Dec 9, 2016 A new telescope named ALMA is providing researchers with never before seen observations the solar system.

Episode 57: Calling All Scientists: Let's Deal with Your Data

December 1, 2016 Originally Aired Dec 2, 2016 Information technology is making transformational advances in data management for scientists.

Episode 55: How Astronomy and the Arts Interact

November 18, 2016 Originally Aired Nov 18, 2016 The role of astronomical themes in the arts.

Episode 54: The Care and Feeding of Honeybees To Sustain Our Nation's Food Security

November 10, 2016 Originally Aired Nov 11, 2016 Helping threatened honeybees with biology.

Episode 53: A New Way for NASA and Others to Access Near-Space

November 4, 2016 Originally Aired Nov 4, 2016 The Tucson based company World View will offer a new way to see space.

Episode 51: Computer-Assisted Surgical Training

October 21, 2016 Originally Aired Oct 21, 2016 Computer-guided practice will speed up surgical learning.

Episode 50: Forecasting Arizona's Monsoon

October 13, 2016 Originally Aired Oct 14, 2016 The monsoon is changing as our temperatures rise.

Episode 49: The Emergence of a Modern Division of Labor in Hunter-Gatherer Societies of the Upper Paleolithic

October 7, 2016 Originally Aired Oct 7, 2016 Division and specialization of labor in early humans.

Episode 48: Rules of the Road are Needed in Outer Space

September 29, 2016 Originally Aired Sep 30, 2016 Examining objects in space to manage traffic.

Episode 47: Children Need Their Naps

September 23, 2016 Originally Aired Sep 23, 2016 Sleep patterns in children profoundly affect their learning ability.

Episode 46: OSIRIS-REx has Begun its Epic 7 Year Long Mission to the Asteroid Bennu

September 15, 2016 Originally Aired Sep 16, 2016 OSIRIS-REx is on the way to study the Asteroid Bennu and return to Earth in 2023 with a sample for analysis.

Episode 45: Past Climates Can Help to Inform Water Resource Management in the Western U.S.

September 8, 2016 Originally Aired Sep 9, 2016 Knowledge of the range of climate conditions over past centuries can shed light on the conditions we may expect in the future.

Episode 44: Yeast Cells May One Day Have a Role to Play in Developing Treatments for Diseases like Alzheimer's

September 2, 2016 Originally Aired Sep 2, 2016 Artificially inducing stress responses may one day help develop treatments for diseases associated with misfiled prion proteins.

Episode 43: Arizona at the Forefront of New National Program on Individualized Healthcare

August 25, 2016 Originally Aired Aug 26, 2016 Recent studies indicate that our individual genetic makeups impact how we respond to medical treatment.

Episode 42: What the Earth's Climate History Can Tell Us About Climate Change and Seasonal Rains

August 25, 2016 Originally Aired Aug 19, 2016 New findings provides evidence that climate shifts can happen suddenly.

Episode 41: Soft as a Rock: Tectonic Stretching of the Earth's Crust

August 11, 2016 Originally Aired Aug 12, 2016 Geological fieldwork is unlocking details of the creation of the Basin and Range Province in which Tucson sits.

Episode 40: Recent Research at the University of Arizona to Prevent Asthma in Children has Been Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

August 4, 2016 Originally Aired Aug 5, 2016 REPEAT. New research into preventing asthma in children.

Episode 38: Turning Invertebrate Brain Revolution on its Head

July 22, 2016 Originally Aired July 22, 2016

Episode 37: High Tech Safety Systems for Cars of the Future

July 15, 2016 Originally Aired July 15, 2016

Episode 36: A New Window on Cancer

July 8, 2016 Originally Aired July 8, 2016

Episode 35: The Zika Virus and its Threat to the U.S.

July 1, 2016 Originally Aired July 1, 2016

Episode 34: New Ways to Use Sound

June 24, 2016 Originally Aired June 24, 2016

Episode 33: Flying at Mach 5 or Faster Can be a Pretty Hot Ride

June 17, 2016 Originally Aired June 17, 2016

Episode 29: Immune to Aging

May 19, 2016 Originally Aired May 20, 2016

Episode 24: Understanding the Secrets of the Universe

April 14, 2016 Originally Aired April 15, 2016

Episode 23: Astronomers Search for Planets Outside our Solar System

April 7, 2016 Originally Aired April 8, 2016

Episode 21: Gravitational Waves

March 24, 2016 Originally Aired April 1, 2016

Episode 20: Earth Transformed

March 17, 2016 Originally Aired March 18th, 2016

Episode 18: The Changing Earth: It’s Not Just A New Normal

March 4, 2016 Originally Aired March 4, 2016

Episode 17: Carbon Sequestration: Can We Afford It?

February 26, 2016 Originally Aired February 26, 2016

Episode 16: Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience

February 19, 2016 Originally Aired February 19, 2016

Episode 15: Preserving the Past for the Future

February 12, 2016 Originally Aired February 12, 2016

Episode 14: Ecosystem Resilience - Navigating Our Tenuous Connection to Nature

February 12, 2016 Originally Aired February 5, 2016

Episode 13: Countdown to Launch - OSIRIS-REx Ep. II

February 12, 2016 Originally Aired February 12, 2016

Episode 11: How Our Brain Makes Up its Mind

January 15, 2016 Originally Aired January 15, 2016

Episode 10: Exploring our Solar System's Past Through Pluto

January 8, 2016 Originally Aired January 8, 2016

Episode 9: Is Our Current Behavior Tuned to our Evolutionary History?

January 1, 2016 Originally Aired January 1, 2016

Episode 8: The Pope's Astronomer

December 18, 2015 Originally Aired December 25, 2015

Episode 7: Sharper than Hubble

December 18, 2015 Originally Aired December 18, 2015

Episode 6: Precise Predictions from Big Data

December 11, 2015 Originally Aired December 11, 2015

Episode 5: Countdown to Launch - OSIRIS-REx

December 4, 2015 Originally Aired December 4, 2015

Episode 4: What's New - and Old - about the Flu?

November 27, 2015 Originally Aired November 20, 2015

Episode 3: Laying Eyes on Mars

November 20, 2015 Originally Aired November 27, 2015

Episode 2: The Eyes as a Window to the Brain

November 13, 2015 Originally Aired November 13, 2015

Episode 1: Why is Science so Hot in Tucson?

November 6, 2015 Originally Aired November 6, 2015

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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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