4 elephants laying on ground.
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Top Photo: Most of the herd takes a break from its travels! Image courtesy of CCTV

A herd of 15 Asian elephants in China have wandered more than 300 miles from their home to the outskirts of a city,... Read more

Magawa the rat, peeking over a wall. Magawa is wearing a gold medal.
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Top Photo: Magawa shows off his PDSA Gold Medal. Image credits: PDSA/PA

Last month, a British charity awarded its gold medal award to a 7-year-old named Magawa for his life-saving bravery and... Read more

blown up view of a mosquito
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A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes are going to be released in Florida. Yes, 750 million. And yes, genetically modified.

Sounds like something out of a science fiction book or movie, right? It’s true and is actually being done intentionally! Local officials in Florida... Read more

Kora, a 19-pound red panda at the Columbus Zoo
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Kora, a 19-pound red panda at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was reported missing on the morning of July 22. News outlets across the country reported the story, and the zoo told people that Kora was not a threat to the public because red pandas are gentle NOCTURNAL creatures.... Read more

Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations.
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The NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., has a new name: the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. This is quite an honor for an amazing person.

“Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. Mary never... Read more

Entrance sign for the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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Summer is here and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun!

It has been a difficult few months for all of us, and the pandemic has left many people rethinking their summer vacation plans. Fortunately, we live in a state with lots of outdoor options for recreation.

The Phoenix... Read more

bald eagle using a saguaro cacti as a nesting site
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Top Photo: photo courtesy of Kyle McCarty/AZGFD

After decades of searching, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has documented proof that bald eagles sometimes use saguaro cacti as nesting sites!

In... Read more

Upper Deck even put Ayres on a card!
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Top Photo: Upper Deck even put Ayres on a card!

Many kids have dreams of playing professional sports when they grow up. One guy recently got to make his childhood dream come true when he made his... Read more

Nova, the new mascot for the festival, made his appearance alongside Boomer Bear!
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If you’re into science, math and related cool stuff, you’ve gotta attend a few Arizona SciTech events! This is the ninth year of the monstrously fun festival—Arizona’s biggest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Thousands of events all over the state show people that... Read more