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What dogs can tell us about aging

Elderly dogs can suffer from cognitive dysfunction, similar to dementia in humans.

Learning more about a Sonoran Desert Icon

The saguaro cactus has been a source of study for southern Arizonans for decades

Studies show how mental abilities improve for seniors as they age.

Our cognitive abilities change as we grow older.

Introducing artificial intelligence to resolve issues in agriculture.

Artificial intelligence is being put to work solving the challenge of feeding the planet.

Researching asthma in traditional rural communities.

Studies found that traditional farmers did not suffer from lung diseases usually caused by dust in the fields where they worked.

The Geometry of Sound

Researchers say people perceive sound based on where they are when they hear it.

Measuring how our mood moves the markets.

Economists often describe how consumer confidence drives spending decisions, but scientific researchers are asking if it’s the other way around.

Exploring space with balloon-borne telescopes.

The best way to observe the universe is with a telescope above the Earth’s atmosphere, and the least expensive way to get there is using a stratospheric balloon.

Investigating coral reefs for signs of climate change

UA Geosciences professor Diane Thompson talks with us about what coral reefs can tell us about changes in our climate.

Using different methods to investigate cancer.

Researchers studying prostate cancer have found introducing the disease in mice does not always produce accurate results.

Using waste products to create sustainable plastics

How fossil fuel waste can create new plastics.

Uncovering details about exoplanets.

The University of Arizona-backed James Webb Space Telescope has opened new insight about planets outside our solar system.

Finding twists in tree ring research.

Each ring on a tree stump can mark a complete cycle of the seasons, dating back thousands of years.

Revealing surprises about black holes.

Scientists began developing theories about black holes more than a hundred years ago.

The urgent search for near-Earth asteroids.

An astronomer in Europe discovered an asteroid last weekend only hours before it burned up in the atmosphere near Berlin.

Studying the ways humans interact with animals

Animals are filling a growing need in the field of therapy and service work.

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