'Boom! Fizzz! Ker-POW!' – Comics turn chemistry into adventure

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'Boom! Fizzz! Ker-POW!' – UArizona instructor's comics turn chemistry into adventure

Chemistry instructor Colleen Kelley uses her imagination and knack for storytelling to make "boring" chemistry anything but. By disguising chemical elements as superheroes and turning chemical reactions into mysteries, her comics help fourth through sixth graders master chemistry concepts typically taught at the college level.

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Groundwater 101

UArizona experts are working to understand all aspects of groundwater so we can wisely use and protect this vital resource. But what is groundwater? Where does it come from? And why is it important? Find out in this video.

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Women in climate change: Beth Tellman

Floods affect more people than any other type of natural disaster and are expected to increase as the climate changes. Beth Tellman uses satellite data to better understand where floods occur and to develop applications for emergency response and recovery.

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Star-sized debris cloud from distant collision spotted by NASA telescope

Most of the rocky bodies in our solar system were formed or shaped by massive collisions early in the solar system's history. A newly observed dust cloud from a similar crash offers clues about how often these events occur around other stars.

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Fast-melting alpine permafrost may contribute to rising global temperatures

Alpine permafrost, which is found closer to the equator at high elevations, is expected to melt at a faster rate than arctic permafrost under current global warming conditions, according to new research.

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Gallery: UArizona marks two-year anniversary of COVID-19

During a "Day of Memory, Healing, and Hope," 2,800 white flags were placed on the University of Arizona Mall – one for every 10 Arizonans lost to COVID-19.

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