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Girls from modest families get lift in technology

Men dug San Xavier mine in another century. They blew the rock apart with chemicals and scraped out copper for wires and machines.


Related Topix: Lottery, Robots, Science / Technology

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Washington Times

Today in Arizona History

On this date in 1927, the town of Globe celebrated its 50th anniversary with 50,000 people, including Gov. George W.P. Hunt who had first entered Globe in 1881, riding a mule and seeking his fortune.


Related Topix: Arizona, Hardcore, Geronimo, Pinal County, AZ

KOLD-TV Tucson

Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona announces 2014-2015 grant recipients

Recipients for the Susan G. Komen Community Grants have been announced. Susan G. Komen of Southern Arizona is awarding a total of more than $204,763 to eight Southern Arizona organizations, according to a recent release.


Related Topix: Arizona, Health, Breast Cancer, Cochise County, AZ, Pima County, AZ

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hey, All You Wannabe Writers: Have I Got a...

I know, I know. " Have I got a deal for you!" sounds like a line from a late night TV infomercial.


Aso with Violinist Joshua Bell to Perform Brahms Violin Concerto, 5/29-31

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell will join Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto May 29 and 30, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., and May 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Georgia, Canada,

Wireless Design & Development

Photos of the Day: Thermal-Imaging Lens

A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Science Blog

'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.


Related Topix: University of Central Florida

The Daily Democrat

UC Davis helps identify birthplace of chili pepper in Mexico

Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper -- now the world's most widely grown spice crop -- reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at UC Davis.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, UC Davis, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, DeKalb, IL

South China Morning Post

US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against the starry scenery of space, but passengers on the HK$550,000-per-ticket World View Experience trip to the edge of space won't have to keep the privileged view to themselves.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Better Thermal-imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team has found.


Related Topix: Cameras, Chemistry, Science, National University, University of Delaware

Ruidoso News

Internist joins LCMC medical complex

Dr. John Michael Benavidez, MD, has joined the hospital's medical group as an internist.


Related Topix: Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lincoln County, NM, Ruidoso, NM, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Phoenix New Times

Start a Farm in Arizona: This Workshop Teaches Everything You Need to Know

If you've always wanted to own a farm but don't have a good idea of where to start, this University of Arizona Cooperative Extension workshop would be a good place.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ

The Daily Lobo

Siblings of Run Boy Run carry the family torch

As fiddler and cellist, respectively, for the Tucson-based band "Run Boy Run," the two said they are the latest in a long line of respected musicians.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Wingate University saves town's newspaper

Jerry McGee, at left, president of Wingate University, with publisher John Edmondson after the college reached an agreement to continue the Home News.


Related Topix: Wingate University, Wingate, NC, Marshville, NC, University of Missouri


Lisa Couvillion, Patsy Hicks Elected to Scholarship Foundation Board

Selected for their unique interests and experiences and commitment to Santa Barbara County, directors establish policy, set priorities, fundraise and are responsible for guiding the Scholarship Foundation's activities.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Montecito, CA, Tulane University, Santa Barbara, CA

State Press

The Rules of Inspiration: new novel 'Vernon Downs' inspired by Bret Easton Ellis

In a lilac-colored room lined with yellowed manuscripts and hardbacks on the third floor of the Language and Literature building, Jaime Clarke read from the opening pages of his second novel "Vernon Downs" on Monday night.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature


U of A researchers aim to rid pacemakers of batteries

Originally from southern California, I began working in radio in 2010 at my community college station DJing late night shows on the school's jazz station, 88.5FM KSBR.


Related Topix: Arizona State University

The Heartland Institute

Western Forests Recovering from Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation

The mountain pine beetle infestation that has ravaged forests in the western United States and Canada in recent years appears to be losing its grip.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science, University of Wyoming, Medicine Bow, WY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Drought projected to cause major spike in produce prices

A clearer picture is emerging about how much more nagging drought is going to cost consumer shopping for produce this spring and summer.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

Tucson Weekly

Tucson Artist Nancy Tokar Miller Dies

"Reef Pools," by Nancy Tokar Miller. Nancy is in the background, looking at her work in an exhibition in 2012 a tLouis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College Nancy Tokar Miller, an acclaimed painter often called Tucson's best artist, died Tuesday after a long illness.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Pima, AZ, Willcox, AZ, Painting, Arts