New genome editing technique can target single letters of DNA sequence

New genome editing technique can target single letters of DNA sequence

Building off the powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, researchers have created a new tool that can target and change a single letter in a sequence of DNA. The new technique, known as base editing, can be programmed to turn the DNA base cytosine (known in the DNA alphabet as C) into the base uracil, […]

Tyler Arnold: ‘Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University’ book review

Tyler Arnold: ‘Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University’ book review

By Tyler Arnold As a college student, I have seen firsthand the extent of liberal influence on my campus, from students’ obsession with Bernie Sanders, to not-so-subtle activist professors, all the way to the university president posing for a “hands up, don’t shoot” picture with Black Lives Matter protesters. In their book Passing on the […]

Judy Collins to perform one night only with Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Judy Collins to perform one night only with Tucson Symphony Orchestra

By SoAzNewsX Judy Collins will perform hits from her illustrious 50-year career with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the first time in more than two decades one night only, Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Collins will perform her signature hits including “Both Sides Now,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Chelsea […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Sentra new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Sentra new car review

By Eric Peters Why buy a sedan? Aren’t crossovers the thing now? Yes, exactly. Hence the sedan’s appeal. They cost less as advertised – and you’re in a stronger position, haggle-wise, to knock that down. With crossovers – which are popular right now – your position is weaker, because if you don’t buy this afternoon, […]

Bob Garver: “The Jungle Book” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Jungle Book” movie review

By Bob Garver While Disney continues to put out new hits like “Zootopia,” it’s also working hard to update its old hits. The live-action version of “Cinderella” was one of the ten biggest movies of 2015. Even more impressive is that the new live-action version of “The Jungle Book” opened to over $100 million this […]

Is creativity born or bred?

Is creativity born or bred?

Not only is creativity an individual ability, it’s also influenced by cultural and biological factors. In modern culture, the word creativity has been synonymous with an elite group of professionals, from dancers to musicians. These individuals are touted for their “natural-born” talent, but is this form of creativity born or bred? In Brain Craft’s latest […]

Universal fun for the family as theme parks conjure high-tech movie magic

Universal fun for the family as theme parks conjure high-tech movie magic

ORLANDO – Parents with a pack of tweens and teens will find a pop-culture cornucopia of fun this summer in the current iteration of Universal Orlando’s pair of theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Nowhere on the planet but Florida will thrill-seekers find all housed in one adventure location – a […]

2016 Illuminate Film Festival 3rd annual event coming to Sedona

2016 Illuminate Film Festival 3rd annual event coming to Sedona

By SoAzNewsX The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which takes place June 1 – 5 in Sedona announced today the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, […]