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Final assembly in 2015 of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which launched in 2016. University of Arizona teams had been working on the project for more than a decade when it reached a near-Earth asteroid, Bennu, this week and executed a touch-and-go mission to briefly “tag” the surface, collect soil samples and head back to orbit.

A spacecraft made in collaboration with the UA made contact with an asteroid on Tuesday and collected samples that researchers hope will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system. Read more»

David Engelthaler and other Arizona researchers are finding new information about COVID-19 through genomic sequencing of cases found in the state.

The Translational Genomics Research Institute announced the formation of the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union, dedicated to understanding the evolution and spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease. Read more»

Has Johns Hopkins found a cure for conservatism? It sure looks like it. Jimmy Zuma thinks it’s long overdue! Read more»

Over the last 50 years we've spent a ton of money trying to find what's wrong with pot. Isn't it time we spent a few bucks trying to learn what it's good for? Read more»

Dr. Pierre Blanche demonstrates the laser technology that produces 3-D images for television at one of the optic labs at the University of Arizona.

UA scientists are working on technology that will not only make it possible to watch 3-D flicks without those annoying glasses, but also will have more serious practical applications when it comes to medical and military imaging applications. Read more»