Steward Observatory
The University of Arizona’s world-leading work in astronomy and space sciences is the accumulation of a century of work. In fact, it was 100 years ago that the first money was donated for an observatory. It became known as Steward Observatory, named for the donor’s husband.
Dec. 8, 2016
There were 30 students suspended at David Crockett Elementary School in the 2014-15 school year. The year after the mindfulness program was implemented, the total halved itself.
Dec. 7, 2016
A new brain cancer study by TGen has revealed a surprising pattern that could guide future treatment and research. The study showed that more complex glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors responded better to traditional treatments than did simpler, more robust tumors.
Dec. 6, 2016
Red squirrel
The number of endangered squirrels in the Pinaleño Mountains near Safford dropped by 11 in the past year. This year’s estimated squirrel population is 252 animals.
Dec. 1, 2016
Psyche mission
A rare asteroid made of metal may have water on it, according to the discovery made by a planetary scientist in Flagstaff.
Nov. 30, 2016
Hadza people
Moderate to vigorous physical activity is a strong predictor of heart health. University of Arizona research shows that indigenous hunter-gatherers in Tanzania’s high level of physical activity means their risk of heart disease is low.
Nov. 30, 2016
Sonoran pronghorn
Sonoran pronghorn were one of the first species listed as endangered in the United States. The distribution of the species has made efforts to protect and recover pronghorn populations challenging — until now.
Nov. 24, 2016
abandoned mine warning sign
There’s a map on the wall of the Cameron community center on the Navajo Nation with nearly 100 red dots scattered all over it. They mark abandoned uranium mines.
Nov. 23, 2016
comet illustration
A trio of comets will approach Earth in the next two years, and Tucson-based astronomers plan to study them closely. That includes enlisting help from amateur and professional astronomers around the world to allow for continuous observation.
Nov. 22, 2016
Tucson police officers
About 400 Tucson police officers will soon carry the Narcan, a drug that can help stop an opioid overdose, in their first-aid kits, and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Monday the antidote will save lives.
Nov. 21, 2016
Mitochondria
Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute have isolated genetic changes that could help detect Alzheimer’s disease early — and offer potential treatment targets.
Nov. 21, 2016
monarch butterfly
Within the past two decades, the North American monarch butterfly population has plummeted. To aid in its recovery, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently awarded $3 million in grants to various programs, including one in Arizona.
Nov. 21, 2016