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Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

Apr 15, 2014
Rafe Sagarin Ph.D., program manager for Oceans at Biosphere 2, discusses some of the science behind converting their 676-thousand gallon tank into a mini Sea of Cortez.

Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California

The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.

Apr 15, 2014
Christopher Conover, a corespondent for Arizona Public Media and a scientist from Biosphere 2 dive in the facilities fully replicated ocean.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Apr 14, 2014
This is just one of the many diverse gardens owned by members of the Cactus Society is Tucson.

Local 'Society' Cultivates Passion for Drought Tolerant Plants

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society is a nonprofit organization helping educate residents, rescuing desert species

Apr 14, 2014
This is just one of the many types of rattlesnake in the desert wilderness of Arizona.

Warmer Weather May Increase Rattlesnake Encounters

But experts say common sense, education can usually prevent unwanted interactions with the venomous creatures.

Apr 14, 2014
Tucson High Magnet School theater teacher Art Almquist has been named People Magazine's "Teacher of the Year."

Local High School Teacher Wins National Award

Art Almquist, a drama teacher at Tucson High Magnet School, is recognized as Teacher of The Year by People Magazine.

Apr 10, 2014
We visit with a group of painters as they scope out a location, paint and learn together.

Artists Find Inspiration In Desert Blooms

Plein Air painting has artists finding beauty in 'the moment."

Apr 10, 2014
Professional artists create masterpieces with chalk at the 3rd annual Chalk Art Festival.

Chalk Art Fest Turns Sidewalks into Canvases

A creative group gathers for the third annual Park Place Chalk Art Festival to make art seem like child's play.

Apr 10, 2014
A banner for the very first Viva la Local Food Festival hangs high above the even grounds.

Local Food Festival First of Its Kind in Tucson

Organizer of Viva La Local says event is an opportunity to celebrate locally-produced foods.; he's impressed by positive reaction.

Apr 9, 2014

Bioscience Roadmap to Translate Research into Products

Industry poised to expand in Arizona during next decade, planning document sets goals for growth.

Apr 9, 2014
Public Information Officer, Brandon Tatum with the Tucson Police department gives information about laws regarding bicyclists and their safety.

Bicycle Month Highlights Common Safety Misconceptions

TPD recommends cyclists go beyond state law requirements for visibility, and drivers should watch for bicyclists.

Apr 9, 2014
President of the University of Arizona Foundation, James H. Moore Jr., discusses their new campaign to raise at least one billion dollars in the coming years.

UA Foundation Sets Fundraising Goal Friday

Campaign will raise at least $1 billion for university endowment; "quiet" efforts have already been underway on the campaign for about 3.5 years.

Apr 9, 2014
We sit down with the co-director of the UA Center on Aging, Mindy Fain, MD.

New Medical Care Method Could Reduce Health Costs, Creator Says

Concerned with providing quality care while also lowering health care costs, the co-director of the UA's Center on Aging, Mindy Fain, created a new model for caring for elderly patients.

Apr 8, 2014

Health Equity in Pima County is Focus of Upcoming Event

Pima County's Health Dept. hosting panel to address issues, such as developing healthy lifestyles, equal access to health care.

Apr 8, 2014
We learn about a 200-year old Torah scroll with Beth Alpert Nakhai, Associate Professor at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, and Leigh Jensen, Student Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.

UA Houses a Mysterious Jewish Biblical Document

Restoring the historical 200-year-old, 100-foot Torah scroll requires a knowledge of kosher laws, UA Judaic studies scholars say.

Apr 8, 2014
We visit an Archeology Expo hosted at Catalina State Park.

Expo Teaches About Past Through Archeology

The annual event hosted by Arizona State Parks has been around for 32 years; highlights region's history.

Apr 8, 2014

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