It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
Podcast Playlist: Double Blind
The future of transportation and space exploration: the first public test of "hyperloop" technology and how we might be able to send tiny spaceships to another star within our lifetimes!
President Trump came into office with the intention of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, and many Republican members of Congress were at least focused on repealing and replacing the ACA. But some of it remains intact, leaving states to try to deal with the changes.
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Money Makes Us Happy
The idea that money doesn't make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don't it's a hard sell. But the correlation between money and happiness is more complicated then one might think.
Arizona is trying to get drought talks going again — and much of the West is watching. A renewed effort to achieve an agreement comes after a year of anxiety and gridlock over the future of the Colorado River.
An Arizona man has been sentenced for attacking cities’ websites and computer servers, including at least one emergency communication system.
Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second deadliest cancer by 2020, but doctors from the University of Arizona Cancer Center are encouraged by a new study offering targeted treatment for the disease.
The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across America. One of the many places it’s having an impact is the nation’s schools. Politico reporter Kimberly Hefling has taken a look at how cash-strapped schools are struggling to help children.
The scourge of Alzheimer’s Disease is growing as people live longer. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Extensive research is being done to learn more about how to identify and treat it — including here in Arizona.
Faced with rising drug overdose deaths, states like Arizona have focused on limiting the number of opioid pills doctors can prescribe. But now some worry the new rules are creating another crisis — and patients are becoming collateral damage.
More Coverage Of Arizona's Opioid Epidemic
Colorado River Reservoirs Headed Toward Historic Low
Reservoirs that store water along the Colorado River are projected to be less than half full later this year, potentially marking a historic low mark for the river system that supplies water to seven U.S. states and Mexico.
A collaboration with nationally funded researchers is using 30 years of data to create the first ever “Grass-Cast.” The team uses historical data for counties, plus satellite images and weather forecasts to create a map of where to most likely find good vegetation growth.
Wyoming’s Game and Fish Commission has decided the time is right to allow grizzly hunting. This fall, it will be legal for the bears to be shot for sport on public and private lands just beyond Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
The Pulse: Zebrafish Are The New Lab Rats
At the University of Calgary, scientists are using zebrafish in the lab in hopes of speeding up the drug discovery process. Neuroscientist Deborah Kurrasch and her team at the Cumming School of Medicine raise zebrafish to use in early phase research.
The American Medical Association has approved a series of measures it says would reduce gun violence in the U.S. The AMA endorsed proposals to ban people younger than 21 from buying or owning guns or ammunition.
Vaccines have been highly effective at reducing deadly diseases in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean infections like measles are a thing of the past. In fact, there’s new concern about outbreaks in places where more children are not being vaccinated.
The average bat doesn’t turn into a vampire. It’s also not very likely to try to suck your blood. But those perceptions persist — that bats are out to get us. But bats — in particular the lesser long-nosed bat — are vital when it comes to having a positive environmental effect.
The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts. They're asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to consider a fairer compensation plan for the eastern Arizona communities hosting the recovery program and the state agencies managing it.
The last couple of months have been especially troublesome when it comes to food-related illnesses. E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce that was grown in Arizona has led to nearly 200 people becoming sick, and five people dying, in 35 states.
Two Guys On Your Head: How Our Brains Determine Value
We might take the card we swipe for granted at the grocery store when we buy food. We might look at our bank balance and not even think of how unique it is that we can translate those little numbers into experiences and things. It's merely one of the benefits of having big brains.
The first monsoon storm will in Arizona arrive earlier than usual this year, thanks to Tropical Storm Bud off the coast of Baja California.