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18 hrs ago | Times of Oman

ISRO scientists gear up for 'challenging task' in Mars Mission

This NASA image obtained taken on September 26, 2013 shows a scene situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

18 hrs ago | Newsday

Drilling deeper as US taps run dry

Taps are running dry in California's Central Valley as the worst drought in more than a century forces farmers to drill ever deeper underground for water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

19 hrs ago | WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Common Core Supporters Testify Against Ohio Repeal Bill

Opponents of the education standards known as Common Core spent a week criticizing that set of standards while supporting a bill to repeal it.

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Related Topix: Ohio

20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Climate change and the methane crisis: An interview with Dr. Guy McPherson

In this second part of a series on climate change and the methane crisis, Dorsi Diaz interviews Professor Guy McPherson, a sometimes controversial figure because of his beliefs, who shares his thoughts on recent releases of methane, where we are in the rapidly accelerating process of changes affecting the climate, and why he thinks that humanity ... (more)

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Yesterday | EurekAlert!

How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?

As their moral perspectives change, disillusioned churchgoers find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave.

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Related Topix: Oregon State University

Yesterday | PhysOrg Weblog

Curcumin blocks the metastasis of colon cancer by a novel mechanism

Novel research led by the UA Steele Children's Research Center has identified one of the mechanisms by which curcumin, a bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Biochemistry, Biology

Mon Aug 25, 2014

FindLaw

Univ. of Ariz. Adds Undergrad Law Degree. Here's Why You Don't Care.

You might think: "What a great idea -- an undergrad law degree!" After all, isn't this what the rest of the world is doing? True, except their degrees actually have value, career-wise.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

UA classes begin today

Classes begin today at the University of Arizona. University officials estimate about 41,800 undergrad and graduate students are enrolled for the academic year.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Air Force awards paramedic training contract to PCC

Students at the University of Arizona are not the only ones headed back to class.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

New student convocation welcomes thousands of UA freshmen

Thousands of new University of Arizona students gathered at the UA Mall for a welcome back event before they head to class on Monday.

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KUAT-TV Tucson

Arizona Connection

Michael Worobey, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona The Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most intense outbreak of disease in human history.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

"Taste of the Union" draws thousands of new UA students

The University of Arizona held its annual "Taste of the Union" event to welcome back thousands of UA freshmen and sophomores this weekend.

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KTAR

University of Arizona to open veterinary school in 2015

The Arizona Daily Star reported Saturday that a $9 million endowment from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will go toward establishing a veterinary school in 2015.

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Stars and Stripes

As Appomattox marks its historic past, it wrestles with how to give itself a future

The water tower in Appomattox, Va., shown here in July, is a reminder of days gone by in an area cemented in history.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

$9 million grant to help launch new UA veterinary school in Fall of 2015

The big event has finally happened, Tucson is now the home of a brand new baby African elephant.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Psychology Today

Heart to Heart Talk

In 2002 Paul Pearsall from the University of Hawaii and his colleagues from the University of Arizona looked at the unique memory experiences being reported by heart transplant patients over a ten-year period.

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Art Daily

J. Paul Getty Museum fills two key curatorial positions with Davide Gasparotto and Jeffrey B. Spier

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum , announced today the appointment of two new senior curators at the Getty Museum.

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Related Topix: Europe, Italy, World News, Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel,

The Washington Post

Appomattox, Va., linked to Civil War history, looks to the future

A quiet evening on Main Street in Apomattox. The town has no Starbucks, cineplex or hospital.

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Examiner.com

Biologists unravel genetic recipe for tail regeneration in lizards

A team of scientists from the University of Arizona in Tempe, Arizona are the first to completely describe the set of genes and hormones that are involved in the regeneration of tails in the green anole lizard .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Tempe, AZ

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

$9 million gift for UA veterinary medical and surgery program

As the fall semester begins, the University of Arizona is getting a huge gift for the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, which is set to launch a year from now.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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