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As of 2005, scientists say there were 29 surviving populations of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse in the Southwest, but biologists say they believe there may be fewer now.

Team 'Inks' Presence of Endangered Jumping Mouse in Arizona, New Mexico

NAU researchers have confirmed the species' range in parts of the region using special inkpads.

Botteri's sparrow is found mostly in Mexico but its habitat extends into small parts of southeast Arizona and Texas.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Perseids Meteor shower

Two Meteor Showers Will Dazzle in Arizona's August Sky

Overlapping showers mean lots of visible shooting stars.

Scarab or figeater beetles are common during the Sonoran desert's hot summer months when they come out to eat and breed.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

Tucson Police, African American Communities Evaluate Relationship

Success working together creates a less-divided community, they say.

Sequent calculus

Study: College Calculus Deters Women from STEM Fields

Explanation for gender gap in science and technology jobs emerges in nationwide study.

Mule Ridge Fire, near Arivaca, June 6, 2016.

Earliest New World Humans Used Fire as Tool, Study Finds

Scientific study including NAU paleoecologist looks at ancient charcoal findings.

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

Flagstaff Astronomers Find Planet Orbiting Young Star

Prior discoveries of big planets were limited to old stars; this one's 'only' 2 million years.

Completed in 1962, the National Solar Observatory's McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona, is the world's largest solar telescope.

Era of Solar Discovery on Kitt Peak Coming to an End

Larger telescope on Maui will continue research

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.

2015 Warmest Ever in Arizona, Weather Service Reports

Overnight lows statewide tied for the highest since record-keeping began in 1895.

Water levels at the Colorado River basin.

New Web Tool Explores Drought In Colorado River Basin

Charts and images explore 16 years of drought in the Colorado River

Comet Catalina Makes Brief Appearance

Discovered by Catalina Sky Survey in 2013

ASU Research: Cancer Cells May Move Like Flocks Of Birds

Cells were long thought to grow together; research says otherwise

Grand Canyon

Proposals Would Regulate Grand Canyon Backcountry

Activities in canyon currently governed by 3-decade-old management plan.

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.

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