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Eos Foundation Theater in the Flandrau Science Center
The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab will preview the upcoming mission at an open house Saturday. Next door, the Flandrau Science Center will open its renovated planetarium theater.
Aug. 25, 2016
A baridine weevil
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!
Aug. 25, 2016
Bottled water
Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen widespread in the West. Levels in the drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center average 12 parts per billion, slightly above the EPA’s standard of 10 parts per billion.
Aug. 24, 2016
endangered meadow jumping mouse
A research team from Northern Arizona University confirmed the presence of the endangered meadow jumping mouse in parts of Arizona and New Mexico. It’s the first regional survey in a decade, and the team is using ink to find the mice.
Aug. 23, 2016
Breastfeeding Report Card
More Arizona moms are breastfeeding their babies, according to a report from to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.
Aug. 23, 2016
Acuna cactus
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has moved to protect nearly 36,000 acres in Arizona as “critical habitat” for two types of cacti, the acuna and Fickeisen plains.
Aug. 22, 2016
United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket
The rocket that will send a University of Arizona spacecraft to an asteroid will be moved to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center this week for testing.
Aug. 22, 2016
There are more than 250 sources of methane in the Four Corners area, but that a small number of them are responsible for about half of the emissions.
Aug. 19, 2016
lice bug
Whenever children head back to school, a pest crawls back into the spotlight. Head lice are well known, but trying to figure out how to get rid of them has many parents scratching their heads.
Aug. 19, 2016
oyster mushrooms
Sorry, desert dwellers. You're going to have to head north. Although wild mushrooms also can be found in the desert, they're almost always poisonous.
Aug. 19, 2016
Kitt Peak National Observatory
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, just got formal approval from the US Energy Department – it’ll help answer some long-standing questions about the universe’s expansion, among other things.
Aug. 18, 2016
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
An asteroid sample collected by a University of Arizona-led mission could provide clues to the origin of life and the formation of the solar system.
Aug. 18, 2016