swirling cyclones at Jupiter's north pole
A spacecraft taking pictures of Jupiter with a camera that a Tucson-based scientist manages has sent back pictures of a storm that would dwarf any earthbound hurricane.
Oct. 20, 2016
screenshot of isitdownrightnow.com
You may have had some trouble accessing your favorite websites this morning. A cyberattack on a U.S. company led to widespread disruption early Friday morning.
Oct. 21, 2016
arizona western college logo
STEM education got a big boost recently out of Arizona Western College in Yuma in collaboration with the University of Arizona.
Oct. 20, 2016
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
Have you ever seen a strange critter crawling across the floor you couldn’t identify? The Arizona Science Desk wants to help you get answers!
Oct. 20, 2016
student in classroom
Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a way to measure memory in young kids, and children with intellectual disabilities.
Oct. 18, 2016
Steward Observatory under construction
Arizona Science Desk reporter Sara Hammond takes a closer look at University of Arizona's Steward Observatory on its 100th anniversary.
Oct. 18, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest
A four-year project led by Northern Arizona University will examine how political boundaries can create ecological differences. Researchers will look at the edges between national parks and nearby land… from space.
Oct. 18, 2016
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Despite a recent spike in sightings in Arizona, Amy Burnett of the Arizona Game and Fish Department believes there is no indication that the bear population is on the rise around the state, only a rise in human population that may be unfamiliar with their presence.
Oct. 18, 2016
Ewen Whitaker
University of Arizona planetary scientist Ewen Whitaker, whose expertise helped NASA pick landing spots on the moon for the Apollo astronauts, has died at 94.
Oct. 17, 2016
warm fire
Human-induced climate change has doubled forest fire damage in the West over the past 30 years, says a study published online early by the journal PNAS. But human effects on fire extend far beyond climate.
Oct. 17, 2016
Stephan’s riffle beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared an insect once found in Madera Canyon south of Tucson extinct — one of about 200 species of animals, plants, and insects that disappear every day.
Oct. 17, 2016
record high in Phoenix for Oct. 17
Valley temperatures have soared above 90 degrees for 13 consecutive days so far this month. It’s far from the hottest October on record, though.
Oct. 17, 2016