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The U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground last week saw NASA pass a key milestone in its plans for human spaceflight.
Sep. 17, 2018
Walgreens announced recently that it’ll stock Auvi-Q as an alternative to patients who need epinephrine. This is in the midst of a shortage of EpiPens, which has had some patients and pharmacies scrambling for the medicine used to treat severe allergic reactions.
Sep. 17, 2018
Medical experts at the University of Arizona have found a potential link between infants born with congenital heart disease and a form of sleep apnea.
Sep. 17, 2018
Vaping among teenagers in our country is an epidemic. That’s what the nation’s top health officials at the Food and Drug Administration announced last week as it ordered e-cigarette manufacturers to stop advertising their products to teens.
Sep. 17, 2018
The Pulse: Eroding Beaches Weaken Puerto Rico’s Storm Defenses
Hurricanes Irma and Maria did a lot of damage in Puerto Rico. The storms destroyed structures around the perimeter of the island. They also deteriorated beaches. That’s a problem because compromised beaches make structures built on them even more vulnerable to future natural disasters.
Sep. 17, 2018
It's an intense process that involves trucks, closed roads and even completely dismantling entire buildings — but the United States is really good at it.
Sep. 17, 2018
McBeath is a professor at Arizona State University whose research has to do with cognition, action and perception. Basically, how fast we react to the things we see, particularly in sports. Which brings us to his latest research: the wave.
Sep. 14, 2018
A bat found near Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. The bat was collected close to the popular lodge and canteen Aug. 31.
Sep. 14, 2018
About two dozen cows have been found dead over the past few days in Navajo County.
Sep. 14, 2018
Podcast Playlist: On The Media — Red Wine Paradox
Public discussion in the U.S. about wine and health has centered around the "French paradox," the theory that the French maintain somewhat unhealthy lifestyles without significant risk for heart disease in part due to their enthusiastic consumption of red wine.
Sep. 13, 2018
For many of us, listening to music is a visceral experience. We don’t just hear it — we feel it too. But for some people with a condition called synesthesia, music isn’t just heard or felt, they can actually see it.
Sep. 13, 2018
Keeping secrets is an extremely common part of human behavior — whether we’re keeping them for ourselves, for a friend or loved one.
Sep. 13, 2018
Chants of "build the wall" were a common occurrence on President Trump’s campaign trail and his efforts to find the $5 million dollars in federal funding to complete the project will likely be front and center when funding debates kick off this fall.
Sep. 13, 2018
Earlier this month, a fire destroyed an estimated 90 percent of the nearly 20 million pieces housed at the National Museum of Brazil. But in burning artifacts, the blaze also erased a large amount of the country’s history. Around the world, museums house the items that tell a region’s story.
Sep. 12, 2018
A summit is getting underway today in San Francisco looking into the efforts of cities, states, regions, companies and investors to deal with climate change.
Sep. 12, 2018
Shakespeare told us a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet — but we're not so sure that goes for hurricane names. So how do hurricanes get their names?
Sep. 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in North Carolina on Thursday, with what one federal official calls a “Mike Tyson punch.”
Sep. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Confidence
We might think that confidence is a performance and that some people are more believable than others because they exude a certainty that we don't have. However, it turns out that confidence comes with experience and knowledge, and that having some hesitation about accuracy can be beneficial.
Sep. 12, 2018
The more coniferous trees there are, the less healthy the forest, and the higher likelihood of a nasty wildfire.
Sep. 11, 2018
It seems intuitive that exercising makes us healthier in more ways than one — that when our bodies are healthy, so are our minds.
Sep. 11, 2018

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