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We talk to Teresa Lappin, Member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, and Robert Gilroy, President  of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, about their organization's history, goals and projects.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

UA's Asteroid Mission: Touching Example of Space Exploration

OSIRIS REx will examine the asteroid Bennu and bring back a sample to Earth by 2023; launches in 2016.

We sit down with Nicole Avena, Ph.D. from the New York Obesity Research Center, to talk about sugar and what it does to our bodies.

Dangers of a Sweet Tooth

Sugar is seemingly everywhere and, research shows, it can be addictive; author discusses why, talks new book "Why Diets Fail."

Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, discusses what to expect this summer and how the heat and moisture compare to previous years.

Summer Weather Has Equal Chance of Normal, Wet, Dry

Using El Nino as a measurement to help predict, the National Weather Service says conditions are unclear at this point.

This Friday, the Loft Theater will screen Particle Fever, a film about the biggest and most expensive science experiment in history, one that is part hard science and part philosophy.

UA Researchers Take Part in 'Biggest, Most Expensive' Science Experiment

The Large Hadron Collider's start-up, launch are center of film to be screened at The Loft; scientists discuss its connection to the university.

We learn about the OSIRIS-REx project with Dante S. Lauretta OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator and Professor at the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Space Scientists Discover Asteroids with Rings

The discovery was a surprise and has launched a new line of theories to explain how rings can form around a small object in space.

We sit down with Stuart Hammeroff, the director of the Center for Consciousness Studies.

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

row of red houses

Weekly Business Report: Tucson Real Estate Market Changing

Inside Tucson Business Editor Evans discusses week's top stories, including housing, bioscience, start-up competition.

This is just one of the many types of rattlesnake in the desert wilderness of Arizona.

Warmer Weather May Increase Rattlesnake Encounters

But experts say common sense, education can usually prevent unwanted interactions with the venomous creatures.

This is just one of the many diverse gardens owned by members of the Cactus Society is Tucson.

Local 'Society' Cultivates Passion for Drought Tolerant Plants

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society is a nonprofit organization helping educate residents, rescuing desert species

Christopher Conover, a corespondent for Arizona Public Media and a scientist from Biosphere 2 dive in the facilities fully replicated ocean.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Gulp! - Adventures in the Alimentary Canal

Science writer Mary Roach discusses her latest book, an in-depth look at the science of food - and other things people can swallow.

OSIRIS-REx

UA Gets NASA OK to Move Ahead with Mission to Asteroid

Launch of OSIRIS-REx scheduled for 2016, returning in 2023 with soil samples, mapping to explore origins of solar system.

We visit an Archeology Expo hosted at Catalina State Park.

Expo Teaches About Past Through Archeology

The annual event hosted by Arizona State Parks has been around for 32 years; highlights region's history.

Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

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