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September 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

The Nicaragua explosion claim was intriguing to asteroid watchers.

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Putting Monday's record rains into historical context

Putting Monday's record rains into historical context

Tucson's rain totals were impressive, but the rain in Phoenix was historic.

September 08, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Treating the landscape with fire

Treating the landscape with fire

Most of the land burned in Arizona wildfires this year was managed.

September 06, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Historical Society celebrates AZ history in 150 objects

Historical Society celebrates AZ history in 150 objects

The Tucson museum will exhibit 40 objects in its collection of treasures. 

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

New star projector ain't much to look at, but sure can project.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

Most of us won't lose brain cells or significant amounts of memory as we age.

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Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

Museum grant to save collection of irreplaceable images

The Arizona State Museum is adapting its venerable building to modern uses. 

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

$9 million donation could help ease shortage of large-animal doctors.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

A sea turtle chose a welcoming, posh beachfront, but the wrong month.

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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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UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

UA astronomer: Enough with the lectures

Meet Chris Impey — a natural showman with a knack for explaining science.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

ASU's Charles Arntzen pioneered the plant biotechnology that led to an Ebola treatment.

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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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Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

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Dig confirms Clovis people hunted elephantlike gomphotheres

Dig confirms Clovis people hunted elephantlike gomphotheres

We now know the beasts roamed North America as recently as 13,000 years ago.

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UA effort leads to unlocking of rice’s secrets

UA effort leads to unlocking of rice’s secrets

UA researchers sequenced the gene of African rice and traced its evolution.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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What? It didn't rain at your house?

What? It didn't rain at your house?

Most of Pima County received two to three inches of rain during July.

July 31, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…
Monsoon started wet only to wane

Monsoon started wet only to wane

Tucson rainfall is below normal for July in an otherwise normal monsoon.

July 31, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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ASU to design cameras for NASA's 2020 Mars rover

ASU to design cameras for NASA's 2020 Mars rover

NASA has chosen seven instruments for the next Mars rover mission, set to launch in 2020.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — sunset

Tucson in 100 Objects — sunset

This is it — last one — we're riding off into another beautiful sunset.

July 27, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — saguaro

Tucson in 100 Objects — saguaro

Tucson is the only city that can lay claim to being the home of the saguaro.

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Readers suggest additional 'Objects' for Star series

Readers suggest additional 'Objects' for Star series

"Tucson in 100 Objects" generated a lot of suggestions — and controversy.

July 26, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Boys Chorus

Tucson in 100 Objects — Boys Chorus

Out here in the Old Pueblo, the boys don't just sing, they do rope tricks.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — streetcar notebook

Tucson in 100 Objects — streetcar notebook

Tucson's "Made in America" streetcar was designed to lure federal grants.

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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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Tucson in 100 Objects —First official map

Tucson in 100 Objects —First official map

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at tucson.com/100objects

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

You wouldn't think a ski lift belonged in this list, but it does.

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Las Posadas procession honors biblical story

Las Posadas procession honors biblical story

Once a year, the El Hoyo neighborhood becomes Bethlehem.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — "Do not enter when flooded"

Tucson in 100 Objects — "Do not enter when flooded"

You don't have to be a "stupid motorist" to get in trouble when it rains in Tucson.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Tumamoc 'Horned Lizard' Hill

Tucson in 100 Objects — Tumamoc 'Horned Lizard' Hill

Hundreds of Tucsonans "Rock the 'Moc" each day, walking by plants that have been scientifically monitored for 109 years.

July 19, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Arizona Daily Star

Tucson in 100 Objects — Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Daily Star has chronicled life in Tucson for 137 years.

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Students meet goals building soccer-playing robots

Students meet goals building soccer-playing robots

Program for engineering students from Hermosillo ends with "Soccer RoboCup."

July 18, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — All Souls Procession puppets

Tucson in 100 Objects — All Souls Procession puppets

They're an artistic twist on a Mexican tradition.

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LPL hosts open house for lunar anniversary

LPL hosts open house for lunar anniversary

Sunday's open house highlights contributions UA planetary scientists made to that first moon walk 45 years ago.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Steward Observatory

Tucson in 100 Objects — Steward Observatory

Steward Observatory is a bigger tribute to her husband than Lavinia Steward ever imagined.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — cholla comb

Tucson in 100 Objects — cholla comb

If a cholla comb isn't uniquely Tucson, we don't know what is.

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Tucson in 100 Objects: The Santa Cruz River

Tucson in 100 Objects: The Santa Cruz River

A river runs through Tucson, but it seldom holds water.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Jan. 8 shrine

Tucson in 100 Objects — Jan. 8 shrine

Creating a memorial for the 2011 shootings will remind us who we are.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — palo verde blossoms

Tucson in 100 Objects — palo verde blossoms

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects in this series.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Chinese grocery

Tucson in 100 Objects — Chinese grocery

The staples of Tucson's Chinese-run groceries are tortillas, chiles and chorizo.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Yaqui masks

Tucson in 100 Objects — Yaqui masks

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at azstarnet.com/100objects

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Tucson in 100 Objects — miner's drill

Tucson in 100 Objects — miner's drill

Arizona's underground miners wielded tools heavier than Paul Bunyan's ax.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Old Main

Tucson in 100 Objects — Old Main

The oldest building on the UA campus is new again.

July 08, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Bear Down

Tucson in 100 Objects — Bear Down

Proclaim it from the roof top: Bear Down

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Tucson in 100 Objects — El Tour bicycle

Tucson in 100 Objects — El Tour bicycle

Tucson and Pima County are "bike-friendly" places

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Lucky Wishbone sign

Tucson in 100 Objects — Lucky Wishbone sign

The retro sign at "the Bone" fits its business model

July 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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