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Where did the Copper State get its copper?
It all started with a bang.
How Arizona's universities rank in R & D spending
The state's public schools rank high in space, social science and geoscience research spending.
First full geologic map of Titan reveals moon of varied landscapes
An author says the findings call for a new mission to the large moon of Saturn.
Study: Arizona military base will be hardest hit by climate change
Bases in the state could see an increasing number of dangerously hot days, the study says.
Global scientist coalition delivers climate warning
An article predicts "untold human suffering" unless deep and lasting shifts are made.
UA researchers study effects of near-infrared light on aging brains
Researchers hope the treatment will boost energy metabolism in brain cells and tune up mitochondria.
Bald eagle numbers dip in Arizona despite more breeding area
While counts decreased over the previous year, an official said the expanded breeding areas point to a strong population.
CDC reports mumps outbreak in migrant detention facilities
They found 900 confirmed and probable mumps cases among migrants in 57 detention facilities over the past year.
UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation
Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.
UA Study: Some medications from Mexico not what the doctor ordered
A team of doctoral students found that many of the drugs fell below guidelines for weight and content.
UA receives $1.78M grant to study safer mining fuels
In a job with many hazards, the CDC grant is focusing in on an insidious risk: diesel exhaust.
Saturn's rings, moons raise questions about solar system, water origins
A discovery could prompt a rethinking of how the solar system formed.
4 rare pygmy owls successfully hatch at Phoenix Zoo
The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl's range has been declining since the '70s.
Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration
The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center
The 10,000-square-foot Toole Family Memory Center will house research as well as patient and family services.
Asteroid Sample Helps Settle Which Scientific Theories Hold Water
Research at ASU suggests a family of common, silicon-rich asteroids could hold enough water to fill half the Earth's oceans.
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