Native bees do it better

  A native bee wraps its hind legs around a flower and vibrates its wings to unlock the flower’s hidden treasure –pollen. Its fuzzy body coated in yellow, the bee flies off to discover its next pot of gold. This technique of shaking the flower’s pollen sacs, is called buzz pollination. It’s exclusive to wild,…

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Magic made at UA’s mirror lab

  Saturdays, for most people at the University of Arizona football stadium, focus on tailgating and touchdowns. But for some, the focus is on making the world’s largest and most advanced mirrors. The Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, located on the stadium’s east wing, makes mirrors the size of swimming pools for the biggest telescopes in…

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Arizona companies scrutinized over border wall

  In Sierra Vista, Ramon Rosario Jr. retrieves his mail from the offices of KWR Construction. Rosario no longer works for the company, but he still holds the management in high regard. “I’ve been with them for seven years; they are good people,” Rosario said. “All of them are good people.” Kind words like Rosario’s…

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Sahuarita: A young person’s playground?

Who would have thought that Sahuarita would become more than a sleepy bedroom community?  Sahuarita was incorporated as a town in 1994 with about 2,000 residents. Twenty-four years later, it boasts 30,000 residents, making it one of the largest communities southeast of Tucson. Sahuarita saw a 600 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2010….

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