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Tucson in 100 Objects — Warthog

Tucson in 100 Objects — Warthog

We're talking the plane, not the animal.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — the guayabera

Tucson in 100 Objects — the guayabera

Tucson learned how to dress up without neckties

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Tucson in 100 Objects: Swamp cooler

Tucson in 100 Objects: Swamp cooler

The smell of moist aspen pads was once a universal olfactory experience for Tucsonans.

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Tucson in 100 Objects: Chimichanga

Tucson in 100 Objects: Chimichanga

Discovering the Old Pueblo through 100 iconic objects 

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Bighorn sheep dung is evidence of their historical presence on Mexican island

The bighorns of Tiburón were 'unintentionally rewilded'

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We're defining Tucson in 100 objects

We're defining Tucson in 100 objects

For the next 100 days, we plan to tell the story of “Tucson in 100 objects,” beginning today with the chimichanga.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Everything is early this spring, including fire danger

Everything is early this spring, including fire danger

Fire restrictions are a reaction to wildfires across the state

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Finally — NASA's Kepler finds an Earth-sized planet in the 'Goldilocks zone'

Finally — NASA's Kepler finds an Earth-sized planet in the 'Goldilocks zone'

It's not too hot to boil away water, nor too cold to totally freeze it — but whether it's 'just right,' we may never know.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NASA announces the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of its star

NASA announces the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of its star

The new planet is not too hot to boil off its water nor too cold to freeze it solid. It's in the just-right "Goldilocks Zone."

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Wildfire in Huachuca Mountains nears 100 acres

Wildfire in Huachuca Mountains nears 100 acres

Air tankers, including a DC-10 large air tanker have been dropping retardant to slow the growth of a 96-acre fire in the Huachuca Mountains.

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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.

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2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

OSIRIS-REx will grab a piece of an asteroid; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will explore the mysteries of the universe.

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UA hits the space sciences trifecta in research

Researchers winning fellowships named for Sagan, Einstein and Hubble will study at the Department of Astronomy and the Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

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Say hello to huge, new planet — or not

Say hello to huge, new planet — or not

Scientists who discovered a new dwarf planet far behind Pluto say evidence is mounting for the existence of a 'super-Earth' at the edge of the solar system.

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Tucson astronomers cheered by performance of telescope technology

Astronomer Lori Allen said the discovery of the most remote orbiting object in our solar system is “terrific news” in itself, but also for the instrument that found it.

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Move over, Pluto, there may be a real planet out there

Astronomers have discovered the farthest "dwarf planet" and it points to an even bigger planet hiding at the edge of our solar system.

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Scientists from around the world exchange ideas on space exploration at Oro Valley conference

Astrobiologists hope an array of new telescopes and space missions, combined with technological leaps, will lead to evidence of life on exoplanets.

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Picking the brain of a noted UA neurobiologist

Picking the brain of a noted UA neurobiologist

John Hildebrand yearns for a 'Sputnik moment' to spur support of scientific research.

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Southern Arizona science fair sparks inquiring young minds

Southern Arizona science fair sparks inquiring young minds

Goals of the young scientists range from counting candy to curing cancer.

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Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

The "ocean" inside the enclosed environment outside Oracle will be drained and rearranged to accommodate ocean species from the Gulf of California. 

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South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

Owner of 'super-marketing' firm says spillover from Congress Street revitalization will invigorate nearby neighborhoods.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The answer to forest-destroying fires is more fire, researchers say

Climate change could make forest losses permanent.

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Lecture series: Our brains are evolving, surviving wonders

Animals are more capable of surviving in the wild; We can write poetry.

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In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.

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Monarch butterflies are a steady presence in Arizona

Arizona doesn’t get swarms of monarch butterflies migrating between their summer habitats up north and the mountains of Mexico where they spend the winters, but they are a dependable presence.

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You can teach a damaged brain new tricks

You can teach a damaged brain new tricks

Nearby regions of the brain can take on reading, writing and speaking tasks lost to brain damage from stroke or trauma.

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Old Main to be new again — sort of

Old Main to be new again — sort of

Giving the first University of Arizona building a new purpose, while keeping its history and extending its life, is an architectural puzzle.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A surgeon's most important tools are habits of mind

Neurosurgeon G. Michael Lemole, Jr., says equanimity of spirit is necessary to persevere after failure.

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This guesthouse wouldn't fly in most neighborhoods

This guesthouse wouldn't fly in most neighborhoods

Scrapped airplanes get new life from Raytheon engineer in Oro Valley backyard

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's plunging temperatures might require a light sweater

Tucson's plunging temperatures might require a light sweater

After the third warmest January on record, 60-degree days could be a shock.

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Imaging, ultrasound could combine for bloodless brain surgery in future

Imaging, ultrasound could combine for bloodless brain surgery in future

A revolution in our understanding of the brain is underway, says the second speaker in the University of Arizona's "Evolving Brain" series.

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You're a 'beetle brain,' and we mean that in the nicest way possible

The first in a series of UA College of Science lectures on the 'Evolving Brain' suggests a lowly origin for the impressive human cranium.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am
Jim Gresham, architect of some of Tucson's most important buildings, dies at 85

Jim Gresham, architect of some of Tucson's most important buildings, dies at 85

Gresham designed modern buildings with an appreciation of their historical setting.

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Property owners fault U.S. firefighters for burned cabins and land

A deliberately set backfire, not the Bullock Fire, caused the damage in 2002, they contend

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Growing a local food movement is a step into the past for Desert Museum researcher

Growing a local food movement is a step into the past for Desert Museum researcher

The Arizona Food and Finance Forum opens with a look at how Spanish mission orchards are being revived in Arizona.

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Asteroid searcher Kowalski hopes his discoveries won't produce direct impact

Kowalski doesn't want to be the guy who finds the asteroid headed for Earth that will wipe out our species. But that's pretty much his job description these days: Watch the skies. Sound the alarm.

January 02, 2014 4:01 pm
Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.

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UA researcher is devising games to distract the rascally ravens of Red Rock

UA researcher is devising games to distract the rascally ravens of Red Rock

But first she wants to challenge them with some complex puzzles.

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Hi-tech Tucson home is 'old school' in its bones

Hi-tech Tucson home is 'old school' in its bones

VISION House is the most energy-efficient project of a long career in solar-home building.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OSIRIS-REx begins its countdown to launch

The NASA asteroid-sample return mission being led by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab is less than three years away.

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3 UA scientists are new science fellows

Malcolm Hughes, Diana Wheeler and Katrina Miranda join 45 UA colleagues previously honored

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Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

On Friday, the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab unveiled the third giant petal for a telescope that, if built today, would be the world's largest.

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University of Arizona grad student discovers the UA's first exoplanet

University of Arizona grad student discovers the UA's first exoplanet

Vanessa Bailey led a team that found a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting far from its host star, upsetting accepted theories of planet formation.

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A black-and-white look at the Red Planet

A French designer has created the first art book of HiRISE camera images of Mars

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Will the sun totally fry Comet ISON?

Find out the latest from the crew of comet watchers on Kitt Peak

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Comet ISON is brightening again as it approaches the sun

Astronomers gathered at Kitt Peak's McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope are elated, despite cloud cover that is keeping comet hidden for now 

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Researchers forgo the holiday for a look at comet's slingshot around the sun

The sun-grazing comet could come back brighter than ever or fizzle out completely

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Tucson was shocked by news of JFK's death

Tucson was shocked by news of JFK's death

Those who knew him and those who didn't felt a great sense of loss.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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