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To understand medical supply shortage, it helps to know how the U.S. lost the lithium ion battery to China

The failed U.S. effort to dominate global production of the lithium ion battery — which is key to energy independence, automobile innovation and more — holds lessons for leaders grappling with the U.S.’s reliance on China for emergency medical supplies.... Read more»

Researchers probe whether heat & humidity will slow COVID-19

New research from leading scientists raises questions about President Trump’s assertion that summer temperatures will drive away the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.... Read more»

What to know about asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus

Research shows that not only can people be infected and experience no symptoms or very mild symptoms for the first few days, but this coincides with when the so-called viral load — the amount of virus being emitted from an infected person’s cells — may be the highest. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County should get houses in order to fight climate change

As the battle over climate change rages among scientists, environmentalists and deniers, Pima County can reduce emissions one doorstep at a time. For the low, low price of $2.50 a month, you (!), dear friend and neighbor, can do something about it.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Google Assistant coming for thousands of Tucson jobs

Artificial intelligence is an economic asteroid we can all see coming, so voters must question our civic leaders right now about that issue as the bot industry draws one of its first beads on a leading Tucson industry.... Read more»

Hacktivism: Civil disobedience or cyber crime?

Are activists like Aaron Swartz committing civil disobedience, or online crimes? We break down a few strategies of “hacktivism” to see what is considered criminal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. ... Read more»1

Hurricane Sandy

Preventing future 'Frankenstorms'

Right now, the federal government must do everything it can to assist people harmed by Hurricane Sandy. But it would be irresponsible to ignore the carbon pollution added to the atmosphere responsible for climate change. After Hurricane Sandy and other recent weather disasters, we cannot afford any more warnings.... Read more»

Chomsky talks language, university investments

Internationally renowned linguist, author and policy pundit Noam Chomsky is visiting the University of Arizona this week to talk about language, education and politics. He'll give a free talk Wednesday night at Centennial Hall.... Read more»1

UA scientists organizing first-ever black hole photograph

In what was once possible only in "complete science fiction," scientists at the University of Arizona are organizing the creation of a virtual super-telescope that will take the first photographs of a black hole, and test Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.... Read more»

Cambridge tops world university rankings

The University of Cambridge claimed the top spot in the QS World University Rankings for 2011/2012, beating out Harvard for the second year in a row.... Read more»4

The skyrocketing cost of a UK degree

One more hole in the fabric of Britain's welfare state has been torn by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in its "austerity" drive to reduce Britain's deficit. The government announced that the cost of higher education in Britain will double.... Read more»

Magnets can affect our morality

Stay away from magnets if you get picked for jury duty. It could affect how you view the defendant.... Read more»1