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Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

Mars missions prepare to launch

Three spacecraft are scheduled to depart for February 2021 arrivals at the Red Planet.

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva tests may be even more accurate than nasal tests, the director of ASU's Biodesign Institute says.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

UA hurricane forecasters map summer season

The team has predicted 10 hurricanes for the North Atlantic, and drier summer for Southern Arizona.

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

New model lays out different possibilities for COVID-19 in Arizona

How people will behave remains a great unknown for those trying to model the spread of the virus.

OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid

The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.

ASU team building 'UV BBQ' to sanitize masks

The device uses UVC light to kill the novel coronavirus on multiple masks in a matter of minutes.

Basketballs and drills: UA scientists designing innovative ventilator prototypes

A cross-disciplinary group is working to supplement the supply of life-saving health equipment diminished by the pandemic.

UA team developing 3D-printed masks to protect doctors against coronavirus

The team is responding to an anticipated shortage of masks at Banner University Medical Center.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Science fair cancels some events amid coronavirus fears

Friday night events for the SARSEF fair were canceled. Saturday awards will be streamed.

Study explains how rattlesnakes catch rainwater on their backs

For the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, the advantage might lie in a labyrinth of grooves on its scales.

UA researchers warn of time frame for species extinctions

A new report says some plants and animals will succumb to climate change in 50 years.

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