Arizona Illustrated - Science and Nature

Rescuing Wildlife

Aug 5, 2019 The Tucson Wildlife Center receives more than 3,000 birds and other animals each year, and operates the state’s first and only wildlife hospital open year-round.

Tree Readers

Jul 22, 2019 Taking a closer look at how tree rings are formed in order to understand how climate change will affect the forests of the southwest.

The Santa Cruz

Jul 15, 2019 Earlier this month, a stretch of a long-dry river bed in the heart of Tucson was reborn.

Waste Not

Jul 8, 2019 A new recycling trend in composting toilets puts human waste to work.

OSIRIS-REx Mission Milestones

Jul 1, 2019 An excerpt from the Arizona Public Media documentary OSIRIS-REx: Countdown to Launch.

The Phoenix Mars Mission

Jul 1, 2019 The first ever NASA mission to be headquartered at a public university, the University of Arizona.

Narrative Medicine

Jun 17, 2019 Young medical students learn the art of empathy and compassion.

The Science Fair

May 27, 2019 Fun, friends, and fierce competition at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.


May 13, 2019 Tucked away in his lab on the University of Arizona campus, archeological scientist Greg Hodgins solves unsolved mysteries.

The Demonstration Garden

May 13, 2019 A free, accessible and educational space powered by a dedicated group of volunteers.

The Delta

Apr 29, 2019 Travel to the Colorado River Delta to witness revitalization efforts, five years after the pulse flow.

Hunter Brain, Farmer World

Apr 22, 2019 What we know and new understandings about ADHD.

London Rocket

Apr 1, 2019 Experts recommend adding this edible weed to your diet.

Desert Blooms

Mar 25, 2019 Spring of 2019 will go down as one of the best years for Arizona wildflowers in decades, thanks to abundant fall and winter rain in the desert.

Eggshell Organizing Factor 1

Mar 25, 2019 A team of scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered a way to prevent mosquitos from hatching.

Capturing Carbon

Jan 21, 2019 A viable solution to the growing and increasingly dangerous amount of carbon in our atmosphere.

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