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We learn about Cave Fest at Kartchner Caverns State Park with Robert Casavant, Ph.D. Manager of Science and Research/Natural Resources for Arizona State Parks.

Festival Aims to Highlight Science Within AZ Historic Caverns

Cave Fest is hosted by Kartchner Caverns State Park, encourages visitors to learn about research taking place in area.

We explore the process by which minerals are formed. Courtesy: Eight, Arizona PBS in Phoenix

UA Holds Mineral Exhibit As Tucson Gem Shows Rolls In

Showcase at UA's Flandrau kicked off Feb. 1, ends weekend of annual gem show, which is marking 60th anniversary.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Martha Moore-Monroy, program director of research with REACH and Michael Bookman, director of clinical research, discuss the importance of Cervical Cancer Screenings.

Early Screening Key for Cervical Cancer Survival, Expert Says

January has been declared Cervical Cancer Awareness Month; doctor says 100% curable if detected very early on.

NASA launches a ship in to space.

NASA Changes Worry Tucson Planetary Science

New grant-funding structure promises more money for planetary research, but local scientist negative impacts.

Local Distiller Turns Sonoran Desert Wood into Whiskey

Mesquite craftsman uses native wood to craft unique spirits—and tap into a long scientific legacy.

Sharon Bronson, the co-chair of TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities), and Mara Aspinall, President of Ventana Medical Systems, discuss biomedical diagnostics and how it is effecting Pima County.

AZ Will Be First Home to New Bioscience Degree

Local biotech company, Ventana Medical Systems, joins forces with ASU to train workers in biomedical diagnosis.

Former UA President Shelton Returning to Tucson

He departs Fiesta Bowl's top job after 2+ years for presidency of Research Corp. for Science Advancement.

Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Arizona, Ray Woosley, MD, Ph.D., founder of the Critical Path Institute, and Ron Shoopman, President of the Southern Arizonal Leadership Council, discuss how Tucson has been a major player in the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap.

Biosciences Equate to Big Business in Arizona

More than a decade after the "roadmap," a new plan to grow the biosciences is on the horizon.

Voices for the Cure with Lucia Maya

A mother shares the lessons she learned from her daughter about healing, living and loving after cancer strikes

The greenhouse at Manzo Elementary serves as an invaluable tool to teach students about the importance of math, science, agriculture, and sustainability.

Local Kids Benefit from Nationally Recognized Ecology Program

Manzo Elementary School's sustainable infrastructure, projects also yield academic results in math, science.

Plants are being grown under different colored UV lights to test their sensitivity to this synthetic energy source.

Light, Color Affect Life All Around

Artificial illumination, brightness make impact on bodies, minds, moods.

Sleep lab subject

Necessity of Sleep Goes Beyond Rest

Body hard at work while people get their zzzz's, including healing, learning and remembering.

A time lapse photograph of light pollution from Tucson reaching the Picacho Peak night sky.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Matt Kaplan, Research Professor at the University of Arizona, discusses how he will for the first time confirm the evolutionary relationships of the plants he has spent more than 30 years studying.

Evolutionary History of a Flowering Succulent to be Decoded

Genetic analysis becomes affordable for independent botanist and adenium breeder Mark Dimmitt.

Dr. Yves Lussier, associate director for the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, explains the emerging field of translational Bio-Informatics.

Emerging Field of Bioinformatics Connects Docs, Gene Researchers

Uses areas of computer science, math and engineering to process biological data; developments result from decade of research.

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