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In Colorado, your stool is a tool in the fight against coronavirus

To track the next coronavirus outbreak, Western states look to the sewers.

What living in a world made from chemicals means for "The Sensitives".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Jes Baker on making self-love a part of the pandemic; and a Summer 2020 insect update from "The King of Sting", Justin O. Schmidt.

ASU to launch cameras aboard new Mars rover, Emirates orbiter

ASU cameras have previously perched atop the masts of the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity Mars rovers.

UA expands antibody test

Participants can also opt in to yearlong immunity study.

Epidemiologist: The goal for COVID-19 testing is speed and access, not absolute numbers

Delays to Arizonans getting test results make it hard to conduct effective contact tracing.

Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

Mars missions prepare to launch

Three spacecraft are scheduled to depart for February 2021 arrivals at the Red Planet.

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva tests may be even more accurate than nasal tests, the director of ASU's Biodesign Institute says.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

UA hurricane forecasters map summer season

The team has predicted 10 hurricanes for the North Atlantic, and drier summer for Southern Arizona.

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

New model lays out different possibilities for COVID-19 in Arizona

How people will behave remains a great unknown for those trying to model the spread of the virus.

OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid

The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.

ASU team building 'UV BBQ' to sanitize masks

The device uses UVC light to kill the novel coronavirus on multiple masks in a matter of minutes.

Basketballs and drills: UA scientists designing innovative ventilator prototypes

A cross-disciplinary group is working to supplement the supply of life-saving health equipment diminished by the pandemic.

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