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Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking in North America more than 20,000 years ago!

The footprints were first spotted by... Read more

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How far back can you trace your family tree? Probably not 4,000 years!

Last month, scientists published a study identifying the genetic homeland of modern horses, finding that the animals were first DOMESTICATED around 4,200 years ago in a region that’s now part of Russia.

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The Maldives Habitat Mapping Team, Sept. 2019 Credit: Hana Amir

Arizona may be a landlocked state, but that doesn’t mean we’re not having a big impact on the ocean!

The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation is working on some groundbreaking research around the world. The... Read more

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Have you ever wanted to hold onto a toy hoping that it might be worth lots of money someday? Well, you might not be wrong—collectibles have been selling at record-breaking prices recently.

Last month, a factory-sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $2 million—the most expensive video... Read more

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This time of year means long, sunny days and the infamous Arizona heat. Unfortunately, it also means wildfire season across the Western United States. 

Arizona has seen some terrible wildfires in years past. The 10 largest wildfires in our state’s history have all happened in the last 20... Read more

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Yes, Arizona is in a long-term drought. Fortunately, the Phoenix Suns surprised fans and sportswriters by breaking its 28-year NBA Finals drought!

In the Western Conference Finals, the Suns, led by a 41-point, 8-assist game by veteran point guard Chris Paul, closed out its series against... Read more

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You may think of drones as a cool gadget that allows you to take to the skies. While drones can certainly be a fun toy, they also have a wide range of scientific and every day uses.

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When you think of things you might find in the ocean, your list probably includes things like fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, coral reefs. And art museums? That’s right, the Underwater Museum of Cannes is now open for visitors in the Mediterranean Sea!

The INSTALLATION includes six... Read more

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Beloved author Beverly Cleary, creator of memorable characters like Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse and Henry Huggins, died March 25. She was 104.

Cleary was born Beverly Atlee Bunn. After early struggles with reading, Cleary became an AVID reader. She first thought about becoming a... Read more