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NASA’s Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

NASA’s Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) spacecraft, shown in September 2013, should be in Martian orbit Sunday night after a flight of 442 million miles in 10 months. The craft will study the planet’s atmosphere from orbit, searching for clues as to why Mars has deteriorated from …

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Study: Climate change could make wildfires worse

Study: Climate change could make wildfires worse

As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. While disappointed it wasn’t selected, the company said it “commends NASA for initiating the effort” of securing companies to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, introduced the Dragon v2 capsule in May at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

Astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft for an evaluation at the company’s Houston Product Support Center.

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NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to ferry astronauts

The picks comprise a blend of old and new space know-how.

September 16, 2014 3:42 pm Photos

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

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Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.

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Reversing the deadly effects of sitting too long

Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.

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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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TUSD celebrates Earth Day, highlights school gardens

TUSD celebrates Earth Day, highlights school gardens

The Tucson Unified School District is celebrating Earth Day by launching a TUSD Gardens series on its website.

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TUSD to join the fun at free Sci-Tech Fest Saturday

Tucson Unified School District schools will highlight science and technology programs at the Sci-Tech Festival at Children’s Museum Tucson Saturday.

February 14, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

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