Taurus  constellation
Three Flagstaff astronomers are part of a team that’s found a giant planet orbiting a surprisingly young star. Before this discovery, scientists believed big planets could only form around old stars.
May. 31, 2016
Jupiter stamp
Images taken by a University of Arizona scientist soon will be on U.S. mail. They’re part of a set of planetary postage stamps being issued Tuesday.
May. 30, 2016
Navajo Generating Station
Taking a deep breath when viewing Arizona landscapes may seem unwise with smokestacks on the horizon. But new research is hoping a tiny plant, one you may know for overtaking pools, can absorb carbon dioxide from coal burning power plants, and then maybe use those plants for fuel, food and medicine.
May. 30, 2016
vaccine
It’s kind of like the holy grail of medicine — not just a cure for cancer, but a vaccine to stop people from getting it in the first place. And, not just for one or even a few types of cancer, but all of them.
May. 31, 2016
Black Footed Ferret
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity this year celebrated Endangered Species Day by highlighting 10 places saved by endangered species in them.
May. 31, 2016
measles virus particle
Arizona is facing its first major measles outbreak since early last year. This most recent outbreak originated at a federal detention facility in Eloy.
May. 31, 2016
measles virus particle
There are now 11 confirmed cases of measles in the state of Arizona. All of the cases are either detainees or staff at a federal detention center in Eloy.
May. 30, 2016
ground breaking ceremony
Banner Health marked the start of a half-billion dollars’ worth of construction projects in Tucson Thursday when earth was turned for a new tower adjacent to University Medical Center.
May. 27, 2016
measles chart
Health officials have confirmed two cases of measles in Arizona and say people may have been exposed to the virus.
May. 27, 2016
Theranos brochures
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court claims Theranos negligently maintained labs and misled consumers.
May. 26, 2016
National Solar Observatory's McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope
The National Solar Observatory has moved its headquarters to Boulder, Colorado, from Tucson. The organization will abandon its solar telescopes here and in New Mexico for a larger instrument in Hawaii.
May. 26, 2016
westworld movie poster
Science fiction on the page or on film seems like it’s becoming less fictional because it feels like reality may be more rapidly catching up with our imaginations.
May. 25, 2016
dozens of circular holes in the fossils
Microscopic fossils in the Grand Canyon show evidence of a vampire-like predator that punctured its prey to suck out the innards.
May. 24, 2016