Science

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Changing seasons in the desert

While fall may seem almost mythical in the desert, to those with a trained eye, the months of September, October and November bring about a big change in the Tucson valley. Read more

Is it venomous?

Arizona is the venom capital of the U.S., and most of the venomous creatures can be found within an hour drive of Tucson. Read more

Cannabis and cancer: another connection

Marijuana, cannabis, hemp -- all are synonyms for the more common term "weed." The common misconception surrounding the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa? That their sole use and purpose is to make you high. Read more

When tech is too much

There are no bones about it, mining the precious minerals used in our electronics has had some pretty serious environmental impacts. Sure, some of these precious minerals end up in life-saving technology that changes the world, but others end up in products that seem simply to serve as a big middle-finger to nature. This week, we’re going to dive into the innovations that only extravagant consumerism could produce. Read more