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Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»


American nuns congregate as standoff with Vatican continues

Two years after the nuns were accused of "radical feminism" and assigned a male minder, will either side finally blink?... Read more»


Vatican at war with nuns over evolutionary thinking

Part Two: Pope Francis's remarks have often sounded compatible with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's concept of 'conscious evolution.' So why are American nuns in trouble for supporting it? ... Read more»


Vatican continues attack on American nuns as Pope Francis stands by

Part One: Religious sisters still under pressure despite soothing language from the pope.... Read more»

Survey: Fewer Republicans believe in evolution

A new survey found that the percentage of Americans who believe in evolution is holding steady, but the percentage of Republicans who believe in evolution is dropping. Sixty percent told researchers they agreed with the statement "humans and other living things have evolved over time,” while 33 percent said they believed "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” Only 43 percent of Republicans said they believed in evolution.... Read more»

TUSD chief: Can't run schools like a business

Pointing out that education isn't a product for sale but something that benefits the entire public, new TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez told a liberal political group Wednesday night that "you can't run education like a business."... Read more»

UA study: Species can't evolve fast enough to adjust to climate change

Hundreds of species could be at risk for endangerment or extinction if they are not able to adjust to rising temperatures during the next century, according to a new study by a UA ecologist.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Science and the sole finalist for TUSD superintendent

H.T. Sanchez has several needed qualities should he become TUSD superintendent: a forceful personality, a passionate emphasis on listening to and respecting others, sometimes eloquent speech, and an air of being open and candid. These qualities make it hard to imagine that the sole finalist for superintendent would not understand science or not know the meaning of knowledge.... Read more»2

Sex study will give you something to squirm about

A new study on the sex life of, yes, worms, sheds light on just why all Earth’s creatures, great and small — humans included — started having sex with each other. ... Read more»