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  • California, NY vow to fill climate-change void left by Trump

    California, NY vow to fill climate-change void left by Trump

    The governors of California and New York say they'll help fill the void left by President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry.
    The governors of California and New York say they'll help fill the void left by President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry.
  • Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

    Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:14:56 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:14:57 GMT

    As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. 

    As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. 

  • Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

    Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:44:49 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:44:49 GMT
    Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are calling on young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
    Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are calling on young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

    Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.
    Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.
  • A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

    A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:25:06 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:25:06 GMT
    President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations on climate change is unlikely to turn around the coal industry any time soon.
    President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations on climate change is unlikely to turn around the coal industry any time soon.
  • European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan

    European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan

    Scientists and officials in Europe say the United States will be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous U.S. administration's efforts to curb climate change.
    Scientists and officials in Europe say the United States will be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous U.S. administration's efforts to curb climate change.
  • EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

    EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

    The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, says the bloc's executive Commission has approved Denmark's support for a proposed 600 MW offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea, near German windmills.
    The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, says the bloc's executive Commission has approved Denmark's support for a proposed 600 MW offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea, near German windmills.
  • Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

    Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:03:08 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:03:08 GMT
    FILE: Donald Trump hands a pen to Rep. Bill Huizenga, after signing House Joint Resolution 41 in the Oval Office of the White House i Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)FILE: Donald Trump hands a pen to Rep. Bill Huizenga, after signing House Joint Resolution 41 in the Oval Office of the White House i Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb...

    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming.

  • UA scientists get NASA green light for high-altitude balloon mission

    UA scientists get NASA green light for high-altitude balloon mission

    Monday, March 27 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-03-28 02:18:22 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Getting above it all on a budget. Tucson scientists just won NASA approval of their idea for an airborne observatory, carried by balloon. The scientists at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona call the mission GUSTO. 

    Getting above it all on a budget. Tucson scientists just won NASA approval of their idea for an airborne observatory, carried by balloon. The scientists at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona call the mission GUSTO. 

  • Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

    Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:27:47 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:27:47 GMT
    A new study identifies an array of bacteria and fungi in the exhaled breath of endangered orcas in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
    A new study identifies an array of bacteria and fungi in the exhaled breath of endangered orcas in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
  • Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

    Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:08:48 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:08:48 GMT
    Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.
    Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.
  • SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

    SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:37:48 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:37:48 GMT
    New research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable.
    New research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable.
  • Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 17:47:04 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 17:47:04 GMT
    Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.
    Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.
  • Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

    Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:06:48 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:06:48 GMT
    A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
    A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
  • Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

    Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

    A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their beliefs about climate change.
    A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their beliefs about climate change.
  • Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

    Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:51:05 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:51:05 GMT
    Even during winter Arctic sets a record for low sea ice level.
    Even during winter Arctic sets a record for low sea ice level.
  • Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

    Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

    Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
    Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
  • Record high in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

    Record high in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

    Sunday, March 19 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-03-19 21:34:03 GMT
    Sunday, March 19 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-03-19 21:59:54 GMT

    In Arizona, Phoenix hit 95 degrees, beating by one degree the record high that had held for 10 years. Meanwhile, Yuma reached a high of 96 degrees and Kingman saw 83 degrees, both tying their 110-year-old records set last century in 1907.

    In Arizona, Phoenix hit 95 degrees, beating by one degree the record high that had held for 10 years. Meanwhile, Yuma reached a high of 96 degrees and Kingman saw 83 degrees, both tying their 110-year-old records set last century in 1907.

  • Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

    Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

    The Trump administration says is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as...
    The Trump administration says is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.
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    New jaguar seen on Dos Cabezas trail camera

    New jaguar seen on Dos Cabezas trail camera

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-03-03 04:36:32 GMT
    This image was taken on Nov. 16, 2016, in the Dos Cabezas Mountains. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)This image was taken on Nov. 16, 2016, in the Dos Cabezas Mountains. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    Game and Fish scientists who analyzed the photo, comparing the big cat's spot patterns to other jaguars sighted in Arizona, concluded it has never been sighted before.

    Game and Fish scientists who analyzed the photo, comparing the big cat's spot patterns to other jaguars sighted in Arizona, concluded it has never been sighted before.

  • Foundation dedicated to teaching STEM opens new center in Tucson

    Foundation dedicated to teaching STEM opens new center in Tucson

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:06 PM EST2017-03-03 04:06:57 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has helped students in Southern Arizona in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for the past 62 years.  They help 95,000 students of all ages each year in classrooms, through various programs and the annual SARSEF Fair. 

    The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has helped students in Southern Arizona in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for the past 62 years.  They help 95,000 students of all ages each year in classrooms, through various programs and the annual SARSEF Fair. 

  • Smartphone research shows link between weather and chronic pain

    Smartphone research shows link between weather and chronic pain

    Thursday, September 15 2016 4:33 PM EDT2016-09-15 20:33:40 GMT
    Credit: noaa.govCredit: noaa.gov

    In the UK, approximately 9,000 people are participating in a study which involves participants inputting data daily concerning chronic pain, which uses a special application that measures hourly weather conditions during the time of the reported pain...

    In the UK, approximately 9,000 people are participating in a study which involves participants inputting data daily concerning chronic pain, which uses a special application that measures hourly weather conditions during the time of the reported pain...

  • The eerie sound of Jupiter's auroras

    The eerie sound of Jupiter's auroras

    Thursday, September 8 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-09-08 22:14:40 GMT
    Image: jpl.nasa.govImage: jpl.nasa.gov

    Most space lovers have seen the images that NASA's Juno spacecraft sent back after its Jupiter flyby in late August.  Among the images were that of Jupiter's Auroras

    Most space lovers have seen the images that NASA's Juno spacecraft sent back after its Jupiter flyby in late August.  Among the images were that of Jupiter's Auroras

  • Over 1000 new images of Mars from U of A's HiRISE camera

    Over 1000 new images of Mars from U of A's HiRISE camera

    Friday, August 5 2016 10:42 AM EDT2016-08-05 14:42:48 GMT
    http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_046264_2640http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_046264_2640

    The HiRISE team is based at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. 

    The HiRISE team is based at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. 

  • Rare video of sprite caught on video from right here in Southern Arizona

    Friday, July 29 2016 1:45 PM EDT2016-07-29 17:45:41 GMT
    https://www.facebook.com/149693765079512/photos/pcb.1048115895237290/1048114851904061/?type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/149693765079512/photos/pcb.1048115895237290/1048114851904061/?type=3&theater

    To sum it up: WOW! A sprite is a type of lightning that stretches up into space, rather than down to the ground. The flashes can extend 50 miles above a thunderstorm. Normally, you would have to fly above a storm to see this rare phenomenon.

    To sum it up: WOW! A sprite is a type of lightning that stretches up into space, rather than down to the ground. The flashes can extend 50 miles above a thunderstorm. Normally, you would have to fly above a storm to see this rare phenomenon.

  • Shifting climate means Tucson could be feeling more like Middle East

    Shifting climate means Tucson could be feeling more like Middle East

    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:51 PM EDT2016-07-21 18:51:17 GMT

    The first six months of the year are the warmest on record and Arizona is not immune to the warming. 

    The first six months of the year are the warmest on record and Arizona is not immune to the warming. 

  • Stargazing from the Space Station

    Stargazing from the Space Station

    Thursday, May 19 2016 9:53 AM EDT2016-05-19 13:53:30 GMT

    Now this a photo! A beautiful example of what our astronauts see on each orbit of Earth.

    Now this a photo! A beautiful example of what our astronauts see on each orbit of Earth.

  • Upgraded Suez Canal seen from space

    Upgraded Suez Canal seen from space

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 9:57 AM EDT2016-05-04 13:57:26 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 9:57 AM EDT2016-05-04 13:57:26 GMT
    Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satelliteOperational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite
    Nearly 150 years after it first opened the Suez Canal got a major upgrade. The original canal, which opened in 1869, was improved in 2015, plus engineers added a new canal parallel to it. With the two canals, ships can now move north and south in different canals without having to wait for another to clear the shipping lane. The change cut hours off wait times for ships traveling through the canal.  NASA snapped images of the canal from space. The below ...
    Nearly 150 years after it first opened the Suez Canal got a major upgrade. The original canal, which opened in 1869, was improved in 2015, plus engineers added a new canal parallel to it. With the two canals, ships can now move north and south in different canals without having to wait for another to clear the shipping lane. The change cut hours off wait times for ships traveling through the canal.  NASA snapped images of the canal from space. The below ...
  • Astronauts have first ever taste of food grown in space

    Astronauts have first ever taste of food grown in space

    Monday, August 10 2015 10:32 AM EDT2015-08-10 14:32:05 GMT
    Monday, August 10 2015 1:19 PM EDT2015-08-10 17:19:50 GMT
    Never has fresh food grown in space made its way to the menu for astronauts on the International Space Station. Today that changes. Watch the taste test LIVE on NASA TV.
    Never has fresh food grown in space made its way to the menu for astronauts on the International Space Station. Today that changes. Watch the taste test LIVE on NASA TV.
  • Cameras built at U of A soon to be bound for asteroid

    Cameras built at U of A soon to be bound for asteroid

    Thursday, August 13 2015 8:53 AM EDT2015-08-13 12:53:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 13 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-08-13 18:12:24 GMT
    The cameras are part of the OSIRIS-REx mission, which is also headquartered at the U of A. Researchers there partnered with NASA to build a spacecraft which will launch in September 2016, travel to an asteroid nicknamed Bennu, and then carry material from that space rock back to Earth for further study. 
    The cameras are part of the OSIRIS-REx mission, which is also headquartered at the U of A. Researchers there partnered with NASA to build a spacecraft which will launch in September 2016, travel to an asteroid nicknamed Bennu, and then carry material from that space rock back to Earth for further study. 
  • El Niño + PDO = a hopeful sign of a wetter winter?

    El Niño + PDO = a hopeful sign of a wetter winter?

    Friday, August 14 2015 10:58 AM EDT2015-08-14 14:58:52 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 2:24 PM EDT2015-08-21 18:24:34 GMT
    Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean, University of Washington, web page on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean, University of Washington, web page on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
    But El Niño is not the only ocean circulation that influences weather. One that can actually intensify or weaken El Niño impacts is the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).
    But El Niño is not the only ocean circulation that influences weather. One that can actually intensify or weaken El Niño impacts is the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).
  • Building the International Space Station module-by-module, year-by-year

    Building the International Space Station module-by-module, year-by-year

    Monday, November 9 2015 9:36 AM EST2015-11-09 14:36:36 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-11-09 20:14:52 GMT
    The International Space Station is celebrating 15 years of orbit this month. A new video shows how the ISS was built year-by-year, module-by-module. 
    The International Space Station is celebrating 15 years of orbit this month. A new video shows how the ISS was built year-by-year, module-by-module. 
  • UA's HiRISE team snaps picture of landing site in 'The Martian'

    UA's HiRISE team snaps picture of landing site in 'The Martian'

    Monday, October 12 2015 12:24 PM EDT2015-10-12 16:24:41 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 12:28 PM EDT2015-10-12 16:28:49 GMT
    Author of The Martian contacted the University of Arizona's own Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) HiRISE team to snap a photo of his fictional mission landing site. The MRO is a spacecraft orbiting Mars and the HiRISE camera on-board snaps pictures of the Mars surface at regular intervals. 
    Author of The Martian contacted the University of Arizona's own Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) HiRISE team to snap a photo of his fictional mission landing site. The MRO is a spacecraft orbiting Mars and the HiRISE camera on-board snaps pictures of the Mars surface at regular intervals. 
  • Growing food on Mars isn't so far-fetched, according to UA scientists

    Growing food on Mars isn't so far-fetched, according to UA scientists

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:14 AM EDT2015-10-07 14:14:13 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 1:22 PM EDT2015-10-07 17:22:11 GMT
    In the recent major motion picture, The Martian, a left-behind astronaut stuck on Mars figures out how to farm food on the Red Planet. According to the University of Arizona, this idea is not so far-fetched.
    In the recent major motion picture, The Martian, a left-behind astronaut stuck on Mars figures out how to farm food on the Red Planet. According to the University of Arizona, this idea is not so far-fetched.
  • The Martian movie not all that far-fetched

    The Martian movie not all that far-fetched

    Friday, October 2 2015 12:33 PM EDT2015-10-02 16:33:28 GMT
    Friday, October 2 2015 2:30 PM EDT2015-10-02 18:30:14 GMT
    Credit: Peter MountainCredit: Peter Mountain
    Some of the fictional technology seen in "The Martian" is based on current NASA technology that could assist in a mission to Mars. It is no surprise this technology makes an appearance in the movie. 20th Century FOX Entertainment hired NASA employees for technical advice on the film. 
    Some of the fictional technology seen in "The Martian" is based on current NASA technology that could assist in a mission to Mars. It is no surprise this technology makes an appearance in the movie. 20th Century FOX Entertainment hired NASA employees for technical advice on the film. 
  • Stunning photos of the stars over dramatic landscapes

    Stunning photos of the stars over dramatic landscapes

    Thursday, September 24 2015 12:42 PM EDT2015-09-24 16:42:22 GMT
    Thursday, September 24 2015 1:04 PM EDT2015-09-24 17:04:14 GMT
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinks2000/15884073763/https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinks2000/15884073763/
    Many of the photos were snapped right here in the western U.S. 
    Many of the photos were snapped right here in the western U.S. 
  • Tracking the sun's yearly movement over Antarctica

    Tracking the sun's yearly movement over Antarctica

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:57 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:57:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 2:57 PM EDT2015-09-23 18:57:37 GMT
    Adrianos GolemisAdrianos Golemis
    Today's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day is an analemma. This is when an image of the sun is snapped from the same spot over the course of a year to show how the sun moves through the sky. 
    Today's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day is an analemma. This is when an image of the sun is snapped from the same spot over the course of a year to show how the sun moves through the sky. 
  • Strong El Niños compared side-by-side

    Strong El Niños compared side-by-side

    Friday, September 11 2015 8:58 AM EDT2015-09-11 12:58:56 GMT
    Friday, September 11 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-09-11 18:44:56 GMT
    This year's El Niño is even looking a little more impressive as of August 20 than the 1997 El Niño on the same day.
    This year's El Niño is even looking a little more impressive as of August 20 than the 1997 El Niño on the same day.
  • United States' highest mountain shorter than originally measured

    United States' highest mountain shorter than originally measured

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 9:15 AM EDT2015-09-09 13:15:04 GMT
    Wednesday, September 9 2015 1:35 PM EDT2015-09-09 17:35:10 GMT
    Denali is the United States' tallest mountain, but it is not quite as tall as first thought. U.S. Geological Survey scientists physically scaled the mountain in June, reaching the highest point in nine days. While on top, they used modern technology to better assess the peak.
    Denali is the United States' tallest mountain, but it is not quite as tall as first thought. U.S. Geological Survey scientists physically scaled the mountain in June, reaching the highest point in nine days. While on top, they used modern technology to better assess the peak.
  • One year to OSIRIS-REx: NASA, University of Arizona mission to asteroid

    One year to OSIRIS-REx: NASA, University of Arizona mission to asteroid

    Thursday, September 3 2015 8:44 AM EDT2015-09-03 12:44:09 GMT
    Thursday, September 3 2015 2:53 PM EDT2015-09-03 18:53:39 GMT
    According to NASA there are three reasons to send a mission to an asteroid, one of which is that this particular asteroid could threaten Earth in the next century. 
    According to NASA there are three reasons to send a mission to an asteroid, one of which is that this particular asteroid could threaten Earth in the next century. 
  • OMG - it's a NASA mission to measure sea level rise

    OMG - it's a NASA mission to measure sea level rise

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-08-27 16:26:27 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:25 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:25:45 GMT
    http://science.nasa.gov/missions/omg/http://science.nasa.gov/missions/omg/
    The ice sheet currently covering Greenland could become a major player in sea level rise if it melts, increasing water levels by up to 20 feet. 
    The ice sheet currently covering Greenland could become a major player in sea level rise if it melts, increasing water levels by up to 20 feet. 
  • Add your name to the next Mars lander

    Add your name to the next Mars lander

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 11:43 AM EDT2015-08-19 15:43:37 GMT
    Wednesday, August 19 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-08-19 15:58:01 GMT
    (Source: NASA)(Source: NASA)
    Send your name on the next mission to the Red Planet and become a NASA frequent flier for future missions to Mars.
    Send your name on the next mission to the Red Planet and become a NASA frequent flier for future missions to Mars.
  • Millions of plastic balls cover Los Angeles Reservoir

    Millions of plastic balls cover Los Angeles Reservoir

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 12:27 PM EDT2015-08-12 16:27:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 1:26 PM EDT2015-08-12 17:26:59 GMT
    You read that headline right. Millions plastic balls cover the Los Angeles Reservoir in an effort to save water and improve water quality. Find out how it works. 
    You read that headline right. Millions plastic balls cover the Los Angeles Reservoir in an effort to save water and improve water quality. Find out how it works. 
  • Check out the far side of the moon as it passes by Earth

    Check out the far side of the moon as it passes by Earth

    Thursday, August 6 2015 12:34 PM EDT2015-08-06 16:34:52 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-08-06 16:50:13 GMT
    Yes - this is real! This time-lapse was caught on camera by a NASA satellite one million miles away from Earth. 
    Yes - this is real! This time-lapse was caught on camera by a NASA satellite one million miles away from Earth. 
  • This year's El Niño versus the last powerful one in 1997/98

    This year's El Niño versus the last powerful one in 1997/98

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 9:42 AM EDT2015-08-05 13:42:16 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 9:51 AM EDT2015-08-05 13:51:02 GMT
    In the winter of 1997/98, landslides and heavy rain brought flooding to parts of the west coasts of North and South America. However, just because the set-up is similar doesn't mean weather will be the same.
    In the winter of 1997/98, landslides and heavy rain brought flooding to parts of the west coasts of North and South America. However, just because the set-up is similar doesn't mean weather will be the same.
  • Phenomenal photo: Anti-crepuscular rays, rainbow seen over Bryce Canyon

    Phenomenal photo: Anti-crepuscular rays, rainbow seen over Bryce Canyon

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:05 AM EDT2015-07-28 13:05:54 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-07-28 19:03:40 GMT
    The difference between crepuscular rays and anti-crepuscular rays is simply the direction from which someone is looking.
    The difference between crepuscular rays and anti-crepuscular rays is simply the direction from which someone is looking.
  • NASA releases EPIC image of Earth

    NASA releases EPIC image of Earth

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 11:25 AM EDT2015-07-21 15:25:07 GMT
    Tuesday, July 21 2015 11:56 AM EDT2015-07-21 15:56:52 GMT
    From one million miles away this color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).
    From one million miles away this color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).
  • Construction starts on world's largest optical telescope, University of Arizona connected to project

    Construction starts on world's largest optical telescope, University of Arizona connected to project

    Thursday, June 4 2015 9:52 AM EDT2015-06-04 13:52:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 4 2015 10:13 AM EDT2015-06-04 14:13:50 GMT
    When built, the GMT will be the largest optical telescope in existence. At the heart of the giant observatory are seven off-axis mirrors, each spanning 27 feet, produced in the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. (Artists' concept: GMTO)When built, the GMT will be the largest optical telescope in existence. At the heart of the giant observatory are seven off-axis mirrors, each spanning 27 feet, produced in the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. (Artists' concept: GMTO)
    Each of the seven mirrors going into the telescope were produced in the mirror lab at the University of Arizona. According to UA News, each mirror "weighs 17 tons and takes one year to cast and cool, followed by more than three years of surface generation and meticulous polishing."
    Each of the seven mirrors going into the telescope were produced in the mirror lab at the University of Arizona. According to UA News, each mirror "weighs 17 tons and takes one year to cast and cool, followed by more than three years of surface generation and meticulous polishing."
  • First color sunset ever recorded by Curiosity

    First color sunset ever recorded by Curiosity

    Monday, May 11 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-05-11 14:15:50 GMT
    Tuesday, May 12 2015 5:38 AM EDT2015-05-12 09:38:16 GMT
    See an image comparing the Martian sunset, which appears blue, to an Earth sunset, which is lit up in oranges and reds. 
    See an image comparing the Martian sunset, which appears blue, to an Earth sunset, which is lit up in oranges and reds. 
  • Why is this river floating?!

    Why is this river floating?!

    Friday, May 8 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-05-08 16:10:29 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-05-08 16:10:40 GMT
    Check out this picture snapped by Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station. He tweeted the picture early on May 7th, and it looks like the river is floating! The 'floating' is actually an optical illusion.
    Check out this picture snapped by Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station. He tweeted the picture early on May 7th, and it looks like the river is floating! The 'floating' is actually an optical illusion.
  • Gardeners beware, hotter temperatures could lead to a change in crop

    Gardeners beware, hotter temperatures could lead to a change in crop

    Thursday, May 7 2015 10:50 AM EDT2015-05-07 14:50:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 7 2015 10:51 AM EDT2015-05-07 14:51:06 GMT
    When it comes to gardening it's all about the 'zone'. Planting zones help gardeners determine what plants will thrive in their garden. But zones are changing thanks to climate change. 
    When it comes to gardening it's all about the 'zone'. Planting zones help gardeners determine what plants will thrive in their garden. But zones are changing thanks to climate change. 
  • Impressive explosion on the sun

    Impressive explosion on the sun

    Wednesday, May 6 2015 8:58 AM EDT2015-05-06 12:58:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 6 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-05-06 13:02:55 GMT
    Check out the below animation of an explosion on the sun, called a solar flare. This occurred at 5:05 PM Arizona time on Cinco de Mayo. EarthSky.orgsays the flare "created a pulse of UV radiation and X-rays that caused a strong radio blackout over the Pacific. 
    Check out the below animation of an explosion on the sun, called a solar flare. This occurred at 5:05 PM Arizona time on Cinco de Mayo. EarthSky.orgsays the flare "created a pulse of UV radiation and X-rays that caused a strong radio blackout over the Pacific. 
  • First global weather images seen from space look nothing like ones taken today

    First global weather images seen from space look nothing like ones taken today

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 9:50 AM EDT2015-04-29 13:50:51 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2015 9:59 AM EDT2015-04-29 13:59:02 GMT
    The first image of the Earth taken from a satellite orbiting the planet was stitched together from 40 images snapped on February 13, 1965.
    The first image of the Earth taken from a satellite orbiting the planet was stitched together from 40 images snapped on February 13, 1965.
  • What emotions do dogs feel?

    What emotions do dogs feel?

    Monday, August 29 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-08-30 03:48:23 GMT
    Healthy Paws InfographicHealthy Paws Infographic

    Any dog owner will tell you that they have an emotional connection with their pet, but is the feeling mutual?  According to a Secret Life of Pets-themed infographic put out by Healthy Paws,

    Any dog owner will tell you that they have an emotional connection with their pet, but is the feeling mutual?  According to a Secret Life of Pets-themed infographic put out by Healthy Paws,

  • 70 years of viewing Earth from space

    70 years of viewing Earth from space

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 5:52 PM EDT2016-08-24 21:52:26 GMT
    Credit: NASACredit: NASA

    Few images can compare to the beauty of Earth from space, especially some of the colorful ones that we have access to today.  They weren't always so pretty though.  The first image of Earth from space (pictured below) was taken 70 years ago from the top of a V-2 rocket, according to an article on forbes.com.  Image Credit: U.S. Army/White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory The images taken by the V-2 rockets really exposed the Ear...

    Few images can compare to the beauty of Earth from space, especially some of the colorful ones that we have access to today.  They weren't always so pretty though.  The first image of Earth from space (pictured below) was taken 70 years ago from the top of a V-2 rocket, according to an article on forbes.com.  Image Credit: U.S. Army/White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory The images taken by the V-2 rockets really exposed the Ear...

  • Cutest squid ever?

    Cutest squid ever?

    Friday, August 19 2016 9:29 AM EDT2016-08-19 13:29:51 GMT
    Image: YouTube clip from EVNautilusImage: YouTube clip from EVNautilus
    If you haven't seen the video of this Stubby Squid (Rossia pacifica) floating around the web, you are in for a treat.  According to nautiluslive.org, even though the creature looks like a cross between a squid and an octopus, it is actually more closely related to cuddlefish.   The video was taken off the coast of California at a depth of almost 3,000 feet, but the species is found across the northern Pacific from southern California to Japan.  Che...
    If you haven't seen the video of this Stubby Squid (Rossia pacifica) floating around the web, you are in for a treat.  According to nautiluslive.org, even though the creature looks like a cross between a squid and an octopus, it is actually more closely related to cuddlefish.   The video was taken off the coast of California at a depth of almost 3,000 feet, but the species is found across the northern Pacific from southern California to Japan.  Che...
  • Chinese rocket puts on a show over the U.S.

    Chinese rocket puts on a show over the U.S.

    Thursday, July 28 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-07-29 02:43:21 GMT
    Screen shot of Matt Holt's Twitter PageScreen shot of Matt Holt's Twitter Page

    On the night of July 27, 2016, a handful of people living in California, Nevada and Utah were treated to quite the spectacle in the night sky, as a Chinese rocket flared up in the upper levels of the atmosphere.  According to IFLScience, the rocket was the second stage of China's Long March 7 rocket, which had launched back on June 25th.   Below is another perspective via Twitter, courtesy of the Matt Holt. Full video of meteor-like event @BadAstronomer pic.tw...

    On the night of July 27, 2016, a handful of people living in California, Nevada and Utah were treated to quite the spectacle in the night sky, as a Chinese rocket flared up in the upper levels of the atmosphere.  According to IFLScience, the rocket was the second stage of China's Long March 7 rocket, which had launched back on June 25th.   Below is another perspective via Twitter, courtesy of the Matt Holt. Full video of meteor-like event @BadAstronomer pic.tw...

  • Time lapse of Earth from a million miles away

    Time lapse of Earth from a million miles away

    Monday, July 25 2016 6:11 PM EDT2016-07-25 22:11:04 GMT
    Image: NASAImage: NASA

    Back on July 20, 2015, NASA put out the first image of the sunlit side of Earth from the EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) camera located on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite.  After a year of snapping images approximately every 2 hours from a million miles away, NASA has released a time lapse movie, shown above, that allows you to know what the Earth would look like to the human eye if you were floating out in space a million miles above the surface of the Earth. The p...

    Back on July 20, 2015, NASA put out the first image of the sunlit side of Earth from the EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) camera located on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite.  After a year of snapping images approximately every 2 hours from a million miles away, NASA has released a time lapse movie, shown above, that allows you to know what the Earth would look like to the human eye if you were floating out in space a million miles above the surface of the Earth. The p...

  • Take a ride to Pluto with this new NASA video

    Take a ride to Pluto with this new NASA video

    Thursday, July 21 2016 5:34 PM EDT2016-07-21 21:34:36 GMT
    Credit: NASACredit: NASA

    After traveling 3 billion miles for over nine years, the New Horizons spacecraft came within 10 miles of the surface of Pluto. NASA released a video last week using over 100 images from the spacecraft to give you an idea of what it would be like to take the journey to Pluto and come within 10 miles of the surface.  Check it out! Copyright 2016. Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

    After traveling 3 billion miles for over nine years, the New Horizons spacecraft came within 10 miles of the surface of Pluto. NASA released a video last week using over 100 images from the spacecraft to give you an idea of what it would be like to take the journey to Pluto and come within 10 miles of the surface.  Check it out! Copyright 2016. Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

  • Lunar Photobomb

    Lunar Photobomb

    Monday, July 11 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-07-12 03:46:42 GMT
    source: NASAsource: NASA
    For just the second time, NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DISCOVR) satellite captured the moon passing behind earth and its camera. DISCOVR's orbit crosses the lunar orbit about 4 times a year, but due to the different phases of each orbit, the moon only crosses between the satellite and earth once or twice a year. The last time this happened was July 16, 2015. These images were taken July 5, 2016 at 12:18 a.m. MST. Read more about DISCOVR and the camera. source: NASA.gov...
    For just the second time, NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DISCOVR) satellite captured the moon passing behind earth and its camera. DISCOVR's orbit crosses the lunar orbit about 4 times a year, but due to the different phases of each orbit, the moon only crosses between the satellite and earth once or twice a year. The last time this happened was July 16, 2015. These images were taken July 5, 2016 at 12:18 a.m. MST. Read more about DISCOVR and the camera. source: NASA.gov...
  • UA student discovers planet with three suns

    UA student discovers planet with three suns

    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:03:31 GMT
    Credit: ESO/L. CalçadaCredit: ESO/L. Calçada

    A first-year PhD student along with a team of astronomers from the Astronomy department at the U of A has discovered a planet with three suns.  According to uanews, the planet known as HD 131399Ab, is different from any planet discovered to date

    A first-year PhD student along with a team of astronomers from the Astronomy department at the U of A has discovered a planet with three suns.  According to uanews, the planet known as HD 131399Ab, is different from any planet discovered to date

  • Astronomers discover infant planet

    Astronomers discover infant planet

    Thursday, June 23 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-06-24 03:29:22 GMT
    Artist’s concept of young planet K2-33b Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. HurtArtist’s concept of young planet K2-33b Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt

    Astronomers at

    Astronomers at

  • Rare video of Bryde's whale feeding

    Rare video of Bryde's whale feeding

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-06-23 02:40:08 GMT
    Credit: www.nmfs.noaa.govCredit: www.nmfs.noaa.gov

    Researchers from Auckland University of Technology captured rare video footage of a Bryde's whale and calf feeding off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month.  Check it out: According to earthsky.com, researchers believe that there are less than 200 of these whales remaining in the water surrounding New Zealand.  The whale weighs approximately 12 tons and is nearly 40 feet long.  

    Researchers from Auckland University of Technology captured rare video footage of a Bryde's whale and calf feeding off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month.  Check it out: According to earthsky.com, researchers believe that there are less than 200 of these whales remaining in the water surrounding New Zealand.  The whale weighs approximately 12 tons and is nearly 40 feet long.  

  • Cave system is not like anything else on Earth

    Monday, May 23 2016 4:03 PM EDT2016-05-23 20:03:23 GMT
    Credit:  Patrick Landmann/Science Photo LibraryCredit: Patrick Landmann/Science Photo Library

    A cave system near the Black Sea in Romania has not seen sunlight in nearly 5.5 million years. This has lead to the animal life looking more martian than Earthly.

    A cave system near the Black Sea in Romania has not seen sunlight in nearly 5.5 million years. This has lead to the animal life looking more martian than Earthly.

  • The Indian government plans on spending billions on the land

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 2:03 PM EDT2016-05-11 18:03:29 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 2:03 PM EDT2016-05-11 18:03:28 GMT
    Credit: WikipediaCredit: Wikipedia

    India is the eight largest country in area on the planet. They are now planning on reversing effects they have done to the land with a chunk of change many could only dream about.

    India is the eight largest country in area on the planet. They are now planning on reversing effects they have done to the land with a chunk of change many could only dream about.

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  • Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

    Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

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    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented,

    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented, which means the Medicaid program continues. However, states can use the 1115 waiver to change Medicaid requirements on a state level. 

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    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:53:33 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

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    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:17:50 GMT
    Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

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