May 2017

Mars
Imagine a scenario that involves humans leaving the Earth either for good — or for a shorter time on a special mission. To learn more about work being done on how to grow food out of the Earth’s atmosphere, we spoke with Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona.
May 31, 2017
tacos
We hear it a lot, whenever a hipster chef opens up a new take on Asian cuisine or a white person opens up a taco shop, people scream “cultural appropriation!” You can’t steal another culture’s cuisine and sell it as your own.
May 31, 2017
Northeast Climate Science Center logo
President Trump has said he plans to announce whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate accords or pull out in the next few days; several media outlets are reporting the president is expected to withdraw from the deal. One of the goals of that agreement is to limit the global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
May 31, 2017
Business Insider has written that American malls are dying a “slow, ugly death,” with 15 percent of them projected to close in the next decade.
May 31, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission logo
The Arizona Corporation Commission is in damage control mode this week after former Commissioner Gary Pierce was indicted last week for allegedly taking bribes. Current Commissioner Tom Forese is calling for an audit of all policies Pierce voted for. He’s also calling for a code of ethics.
May 31, 2017
University of Arizona logo
The University of Arizona is planning to open a series of microcampuses in countries around the globe. They’re basically dual degree programs with a host school in that country.
May 31, 2017
The juvenile justice system is supposed to be different than the adult system. It’s meant to be less about accountability and paying your debt to society — and more about rehabilitation. But some policy in our state’s juvenile justice system are not meeting that goal, according to January Contreras, who runs ALWAYS, or Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services.
May 31, 2017
Woman's hands
As more of us are living longer, there’s been an increase in cases of Parkinson’s disease — though it’s not an illness limited to older people. In recent year, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute has reached out to Hispanics who may be from another country and don’t speak English.
May 31, 2017
Jeff Flake
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona today launched an initiative called NAFTA for AZ (NAFTA4AZ). He wants to gather personal stories from Arizonans whose lives have been positively impacted by the North American Free Trade Agreement.
May 31, 2017
metorite found in Arizona
About a year ago, a big ball of light shot across the early morning sky and was seen over many areas of the Southwest. And the meteorite that fell that morning has been determined to be really, really rare.
May 31, 2017

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