Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient flying reptile based on fossils unearthed in southern Alberta, Canada. They’re calling it the "Frozen Dragon of the North Wind."
UA Scientists Track Animal Evolution Based On Diet
The study suggests species can date their diet back to the first multicellular organisms, and UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens believes that organism was a carnivore.
Sep. 15, 2019
Topography Can Soften Climate Impacts On Saguaros
The long lifespans of saguaros can complicate scientists’ attempts to understand their population patterns. Now, researchers have used a 48-year data set to see how topography influences how climate affects the plants.
Sep. 13, 2019
3rd Uterine Transplant Baby Born In US
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has announced the third baby born in connection with its uterus transplant clinical trial. The baby was born from a womb provided by a healthy anonymous donor to a woman with absolute uterine factor infertility, a condition in which the uterus is absent or does not function.
Sep. 12, 2019
Rabid Bats Found In Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Sep. 13, 2019
Arizona Streams Affected By Finalized Waters Of The U.S. Rule
The Trump administration is finalizing its rollback of protections for some waterways. This will affect hundreds of thousands of miles of Arizona streams.
Sep. 12, 2019
Book Discusses Need For Cybersecurity Improvement
Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony earlier this summer re-asserted what was already known: Russia has been working to affect U.S. elections by hacking into databases and sowing disagreements in multiple ways on social media.
Sep. 12, 2019
Skyborg: Yuma Hosts Testing Ground For Military AI Wingman
The U.S. military is looking to use artificial intelligence to help pilots. Initial iterations of Skyborg have been tested in Yuma and officials hope to eventually be able to produce drones for a few million dollars each.
Sep. 12, 2019
Barrow Announces Phase 3 Study Of Alzheimers
When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, there is no cure and treatments are limited. In fact, it has been 15 years since the FDA approved any medication to treat the condition. But a new procedure could offer patients in the early stages of the disease hope.
Sep. 11, 2019
7 Vape-Related Respiratory Illnesses Appear In AZ
Last week, the CDC announced an outbreak of lung-related illness associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. At the time, there were 450 cases in 33 states, however Arizona wasn’t one of them. That changed this week.
Sep. 11, 2019
Geologists Call For Greater Science Emphasis In Human Space Missions
More than 50 years ago, a concerted effort by a few geologists convinced NASA to add a science element to its Apollo lunar missions. Now, two geologists — one of them a former astronaut — are renewing the call.
Sep. 10, 2019
1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted
An international group of scientists and conservationists spotted several vaquita marina porpoises in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in recent weeks. It’s the first recorded sighting of the critically endangered marine mammal so far this year.
Sep. 10, 2019
NAU Chemist Aims To Extend Life Of Insulin
More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many of those patients rely on insulin to control the disease. But, insulin has to be refrigerated, and once opened, is only good for a short time.
Sep. 10, 2019
AHA: Omega-3s Effective In Lowering Triglycerides, Risks
In 2002, the American Heart Association recommended combating triglyceride buildup in the blood by eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Now, 15 years after prescription omega-3s hit the market, the group has updated its advisory.
Sep. 6, 2019
Study Explores How Humanity Will React To Alien Life
In most media portrayals, the moment earthlings realize that we aren't alone in the universe is a terrifying moment.
Sep. 6, 2019
More Young People May Be Using Cannabis Concentrates
Recent figures indicate that marijuana use among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 is remaining relatively steady at around 12.5%.
Sep. 6, 2019
UA Receives $1.4M For Sleep Apnea Peer-Support Program
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of health problems. But nearly half of patients resist treatment, which many find daunting and unpleasant. A University of Arizona peer-based program seeks to help.
Sep. 5, 2019
Arizona Counties Rank High In Suicide Rates
Suicide ranks among the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., and rates are on the rise. Now, new research relates suicide rates to socioeconomic factors at the county level.
Sep. 5, 2019
Retiring The Keys: Talking To Dementia Patients About Driving
For many Americans, driving is a rite of passage. It signals freedom and possibility. But driving eventually becomes routine. We rely on our vehicles to take us wherever we want, whenever we want. Until dementia strikes. For many families, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia means eventually taking away the car keys.
Researchers Studying The Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients
Sep. 5, 2019
Flagstaff Schools Shut For 2nd Day Due To Cybersecurity
Flagstaff schools were closed Thursday after the district’s computer system was hacked. On Wednesday afternoon, the Flagstaff Unified School District realized it had fallen victim to a cyberattack.
Sep. 5, 2019
In Vitro Fertilization Is Largely Unregulated In The U.S.
In vitro fertilization — or IVF — has revolutionized family planning. Couples, or individuals, struggling to become parents can turn to IVF when there seem to be no other options left. The procedure is costly, but that doesn’t stop tens of thousands of families from undergoing the procedure each year.
Sep. 5, 2019