Arizona Illustrated - Science and Nature

Biofilm Discoveries

Feb 9, 2023 A retired professor at the University of Arizona has transformed a biofilm derived from lung tissue into multiple inventions that could solve everything from foodborne illness to the water crisis.

Arizona STEM Adventure

Jan 26, 2023 Discover Arizona STEM Adventure, an educational extravaganza into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Evening Under the Stars

Jan 18, 2023 Visit the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association’s exclusive Dark Sky site for a very special “Evening Under the Stars.”

SEMA Lab - Science Enhanced Mindful Awareness

Jan 4, 2023 SEMA Lab at the University of Arizona is developing tools to better understand mindfulness meditation, make mindfulness more accessible, and ultimately enhance anyone’s quest for personal happiness.


Nov 9, 2022 OSIRIS APEX is a new name for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, to accompany its new mission to explore the near-Earth asteroid Apophis.

Ketamine Therapy

Oct 22, 2022 Combined with psychotherapy, some studies show its success in treating a wide range of anxiety disorders.

Story of a Startup

Oct 11, 2022 Tucson is rapidly becoming a hub for startups, and one emerging company is CarbeniumTec.

Fighting Foodborne Illness

Oct 3, 2022 Sadhana Ravishankar has spent her career keeping agricultural products in Arizona safe, and was recently awarded Inventor of the Year by Tech Launch Arizona for developing natural antimicrobial washes.

Comic Book Chemistry

Sep 26, 2022 These comic books have turned the periodic table into a chemical playground, and are teaching elementary students college-level chemistry.


Sep 21, 2022 The SensorLab is a University of Arizona Health Sciences initiative that promotes research that relates to human physiology and behavior and emphasizes sensor-based research.

Space Robots

Sep 19, 2022 A robotics lab at the University of Arizona is developing swarms of autonomous space robots capable of constructing bases and mining for resources on other celestial bodies like the Moon.

Returning to Earth

Aug 29, 2022 Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, educator, afrofuturist artist, and most recently-- the first black female astronaut to pilot a spacecraft.

Engineering By Touch

Jul 1, 2022 Through cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality technologies, UA professors are developing advanced educational tools to make aerospace engineering accessible to the blind.

Event Horizon

Jun 22, 2022 Recently released images show a black hole sitting right at the center of our own galaxy.


May 12, 2022 Growing food in the shade of solar panels.

Footprints from the Past

Feb 16, 2022 Archaeologists have recently uncovered ancient human footprints at White Sands National Park that date to as far back as 23,000 years.

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