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Using DNA to catch canine culprits - and their owners

Using DNA to catch canine culprits - and their owners

WASHINGTON — Joe Gillmer had a problem. A big, stinky, sole-troubling problem plaguing the condos where he serves as board vice president.

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Astronomers find ‘new’ dwarf galaxy in Milky Way’s neighborhood

Astronomers searching the sky with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard — a mere 7 million light years away.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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A case for nonconformity

A case for nonconformity

Norms are essential to social cohesion; creative violation is essential to advancement.

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Best food books of 2014

Geeks, grains and globe-trotting. Nearly every one of this year’s best food books seems to fall into one of those categories.

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Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value

Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value

Report lists best practices for police and courts to improve eyewitness accounts. 

November 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

Take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

A cheat sheet for preparing your feast: focus on cooking, not calculating.

November 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

This Oct. 14, 2013, photo shows a roasted turkey in Concord, N.H. The safest way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the refrigerator. You'll need about 24 hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

Long before it hits the plate, you’ll need to start by thawing the bird in the refrigerator. Allow about 24 hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey.

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A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

The turkey should never go directly from the oven to the table. Cover it with foil and let it rest 20 to 30 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.

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UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

"Big science" doesn't come cheap. Unidentified donor gives $20 million for Chile project.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

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The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants

The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants

How good is your soil, really? Stop guessing and find out for sure.

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Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute pioneered the use of tobacco plants to produce antibodies.

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NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

The LSST promises the widest, deepest, fastest view of the cosmos.

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AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

Most Pima school districts were on par or above the state average. 

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Don't touch this plant! Find out why

Don't touch this plant! Find out why

No, it's not what you think.

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Godzilla Eats A Commuter Train

Godzilla Eats A Commuter Train

The overly enthusiastic and radioactive monster, Godzilla, takes a bite out of a commuter train. The creature and the first movie arose from the suffering after Japan was hit with two atomic bombs in World War II, and both have evolved over the decades.

July 25, 2014 9:00 am
Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Thrift-store rug looks like a real treasure

Tip: Items expressly made to be collectible will never have significant value 

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