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Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

The University of Arizona-backed satellite is headed home after collecting soil form the asteroid Bennu.

Episode 325: Detailing the image of the Milky Way’s black hole

The recent image of a black hole in the center of the Milky Way confirmed what skywatchers had suspected for a long time.

Episode 324: Reading climate history with tree rings

New research shows that the best record for climate change can be found inside tree rings.

Episode 322: Using new ways to deliver medicine past the body’s natural defenses

The body’s immune system blocks 90% of the medication we might take from getting where it needs to go.

Episode 321: Detecting invisible gases that contribute to global warming

Carbon dioxide and methane gas can't be seen but can be detected from the air.

Episode 320: How new satellite measurements inform the debate about climate change

Scientists are updating a global database on climate gleaned from Earth orbit.

Episode 319: Measuring the impact of the pandemic on schooling

The COVID-19 pandemic saw in-classroom teaching interrupted in favor of learning from home.

Episode 318: Assessing progress in the fight against COVID-19.

Scientists are cautiously optimistic that COVID-19 could fall from pandemic status this year.

Episode 317: How mining plays an increasing role in developing technology

If you own a smartphone, TV, or electric car, you might not realize a complex mix of metals is required to create each device.

Episode 316: Taking a look at critical minerals found in Arizona

Arizona plays a large part in finding metals and minerals needed to maintain high technology.

Episode 315: How minerals tell the story of an evolving Earth

Gems and minerals can be a time machine for the planet.

Episode 314: Tracking down the stories that minerals tell

The rocks, fossils, and mountains around us tell a fascinating story.

Episode 313: Investigating climate change in the Arctic Ocean

Tree ring researchers are finding clues to how global warming is affecting the Arctic Ocean.

Episode 312: UA researchers chase hypersonic technology

University of Arizona wind tunnels are used to investigate what happens to objects traveling at hypersonic speed.

Episode 311: Investigating the volcanic eruption near Tonga

The explosion near the Pacific island nation of Tonga was one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in decades.

Episode 310: Understanding how plants communicate

Plants can deliver messages to insects or other plants.

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