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Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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Nazi nuclear program

Uranium discovered in Netherlands belonged to Nazis

Forensic nuclear scientists have determined that bits of uranium found last year in a Dutch scrapyard came from a Nazi nuclear program... Read more»

Comic: Neocon cyborg

Dick Cheney's heart & the butterfly effect

With former Vice-President Dick Cheney in the hospital after his fifth (!) heart attack, the ramifications are far-reaching... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

'The legs are the wheels of creativity'

Ahhh, to be the scientist who makes a breakthrough discovery. Such glory! Joseph Priestley's discovery of oxygen, Henri Becquerel's discovery of radioactivity...and then of course there's this guy.... Read more»

Right to privacy

Subpoenas issued in PA school computer spying case

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas in the case of a Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on students through their computers. District officials deny spying on students.... Read more»1


'Citizen scientist' discovers huge bed of dinosaur remains in Az

One chilly morning in the wilds of eastern Arizona a Tucson dinosaur hunter followed a twinkling trail and found a fountainhead of fossils. Stan Krzyzanowski even has a dinosaur named after him.... Read more»1

PA district allegedly spied on students via laptops

Laptop computers provided to students in a school district in Pennsylvania were allegedly used to spy on students.... Read more»

Big Bang

Scientists create hottest-ever temp: 7.2 billion degrees

Researchers at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York were able to produce heat 250,000 times hotter than the sun's core. ... Read more»2


Stars distort in black hole video tour

A new simulator shows how stars appear as you get closer to a black hole: constellations appear to fall apart as they approach the event horizon.... Read more»


Terminators could soon fight our wars

The spectre of artificial intelligence brings to mind cinematic doomsday scenarios such as "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the "Terminator" franchise. So how close are we?... Read more»

Braking with tradition

I-19 metric-to-miles switch doesn't measure up for some

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life."... Read more»

Government finances

Put local gov't spending records online, says lawmaker

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Can Toyota Digg its way out of recall crisis?

Toyota's U.S. boss is laying himself out before Digg's 40 million rowdy users, any of whom have a chance to ask him — in no uncertain terms and in a most public forum — WTF?... Read more»


Agencies open to the public? Some not so much

Last Saturday was the deadline for federal agencies to launch their open-government Web pages under a directive issued by the White House. We clocked their progress and found that while many agencies posted their new pages, there are some stragglers. ... Read more»

Comic: Pakistan

Pentagon names 14-year-old commander of drone fleet

Sometimes you've got to call in the real experts.... Read more»

Expanding horizons

Saudi women revel in online lives

Saudi women moved into cyberspace at a much faster clip than men. The Internet provides a virtual leap over the many restrictions they face and connects them as never before to the outside world.... Read more»

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