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New federal data shows UA ranked 35th in research funding

The University of Arizona conducted more than $761 million in research during Fiscal Year 2020, ranking in the top 4 percent of all colleges and universities.... Read more»

Painstaking search for new planets begins on a mountaintop near Tucson

The NEID spectrometer, one of the most precise instruments for detecting planets and being used at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on the Tohono O’odham Nation west of Tucson, is looking for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.... Read more»

Guest opinion: Sunshine Week

Federal court records should be free & easy to access. We're working on it.

Court records, unlike other federal government records, are locked behind a paywall. It’ll cost you 10 cents per page to read them online — or even just to view your search results. With a $5 million cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation, our team is creating an Open Knowledge Network called SCALES to increase transparency around court records. ... Read more»

Pima County families can spend $24k — often more than a year's earnings — to fight immigration cases

Immigration arrests can cost Tucson families more than a year's wages in direct and indirect expenses, and more than half of these cases begin with a local law enforcement agency, a study found. ... Read more»1

Factcheck: Paying people to play video games

House Speaker John Boehner tweets that the Obama administration is spending $1.2 million “paying people to play video games.” That’s misleading. The government did pay $1.2 million for university research that includes the study of how video games can stimulate the cognitive abilities of seniors.... Read more»

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The conservative war on knowledge

As evidenced by the global warming “debate,” Tea Party-style conservatives have a problem with reality.... Read more»