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UA prof reveals an intact circulatory system that is half a billion years old

UA prof reveals an intact circulatory system that is half a billion years old

The find adds more proof to a theory that complex neurological systems, including the base features of human brains, evolved in ancient sea creatures.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz: The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is my rocky beat

Fitz: The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is my rocky beat

The stone ’n’ bone peddlers from out of town needed an experienced gumshoe with moxie, and I was their man. Sure, ruby heists and sapphire thieves were on their mind, but nothing made the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show organizers sweat diamonds like bad wordplay. Puns were the worst.

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Meet your distant cousin: Tiny hyperactive primate

WASHINGTON — New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand — if only they would stay still long enough.

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Energy boss campaigns for bill to cut emissions

Energy boss campaigns for bill to cut emissions

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Tuesday laid out the scientific risks of inaction on global warming and went straight to his main point — the climate and energy bill starting its way through the Senate could help drive what he called "energy opportunity."

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Fossil skull of colossal sea monster discovered

Fossil skull of colossal sea monster discovered

LONDON — British authorities say the fossilized skull of a giant sea monster has been found off England's southern coast.

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President pushes growing clean-energy technology

WASHINGTON — Over the next three years, Americans will replace nearly all their traditional light bulbs with cooler, more energy-efficient bulbs under a federal mandate designed to curb power consumption, help the environment and stimulate new jobs in a "greener" future.

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Poll: Americans cooling to idea of global warming

Poll: Americans cooling to idea of global warming

WASHINGTON — Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming.

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Tiny dinosaur 'would have looked like a roadrunner on steroids'

LOS ANGELES — Fossil bones housed at a Los Angeles museum belong to the smallest dinosaur discovered in North America, scientists said Tuesday.

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Letters to the editor

Breastfeeding moms should cover up

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Colo. natural-gas industry feeling left out as solar grows

DURANGO, Colo. — The sun had just crested the distant ridge of the Rocky Mountains, but already it was producing enough power for the electric meter on the side of the Smiley Building to spin backward.

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'Bigfoot' hardly describes dinos that left their tracks in France

'Bigfoot' hardly describes dinos that left their tracks in France

PARIS — Now that's one big foot.

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Gem show exec to city: Get busy on hotel, TCC

Gem show exec to city: Get busy on hotel, TCC

The head of one of the largest shows that make up the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase said Wednesday that he doesn't have any specific offers to move the show to another city.

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EarthWeek: A diary of the planet

Pushing Earth's limits

October 05, 2009 12:00 am

Vt. guarantees rates for green power

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Seeking to boost solar and other types of renewable energy, Vermont has joined a small but growing number of states enacting guarantees for what utilities will pay for green power.

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'Quick History' sets the Tombstone record straight

'Quick History' sets the Tombstone record straight

"Tombstone: A Quick History"

October 02, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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