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Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

May 5, 2016
A facsimile of "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" by Andreas Vesalius, Budapest, 1972. Originally published in 1543. At the University of Arizona Library's Special Collections "Shakespeare's Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture" display through July 29, 2016.

Shakespeare's Works Influenced by Science

The Bard's work references natural world

Mar 11, 2016

Scientists, Student-Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions in Football

Arizona-based research seeks a definitive diagnosis for controversial brain injury

Feb 4, 2016

Comet Catalina Makes Brief Appearance

Discovered by Catalina Sky Survey in 2013

Dec 30, 2015
Photo of pollination in action by Stephen Buchmann, author of "The Reason for Flowers".

"The Reason for Flowers"

Get a different perspective on the beauty, ecology and lore of flowers from Stephen Buchmann, a pollination expert and the author of a new book of natural history.

Nov 25, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Nov 25, 2015

The Art of Paying Attention: Javelinas

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a peaceful front yard encounter with an infamous desert marauder.

Oct 15, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for September 4, 2015

The psychology of everyday sounds; "That Desert Sound" celebrates the Tucson music scene of the 1980s; using Tucson to study the geography of global change; capturing the beauty and intensity of monsoon lightning on film.

Sep 3, 2015
Mocarski instructs participants on how to spot bighorn sheep.

A Quest for Bighorns in the Heart of the Black Mountains

A postcard from the Desert Bighorn Sheep Workshop from Reporter Vanessa Barchfield

Aug 13, 2015
Jeffrey Silvertooth, PhD, addresses people who are learning more about agriculture.

Group Helps Grow Interest in Agriculture, Gardening and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.

Aug 7, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for July 31, 2015

The Tucson Museum of Art displays work from refugee artists who are part of The Owl and Panther Project; space scientist Chris Impey looks "Beyond"; and Beth Surdut faces off with an angry raptor in "The Art of Paying Attention".

Jul 31, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

Jul 23, 2015
NOVA The Pluto Files

Pluto-Palooza

Find out why the dwarf planet Pluto casts a historical shadow over the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where NASA's July 14th Pluto flyby is big news.

Jul 2, 2015

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

Jul 2, 2015

Familiar Sounds of Summer

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

Jun 12, 2015
Cross section of nerve bundles entering the brain of a sand worm (Nereis virens), stained with fluorescent dyes (three colors merged on right).

About Bugs & Brains

Visit a UA lab where research into the learning and memory of insects and fish is being conducted.

May 28, 2015

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