Science News

Facial recognition technology has been appearing more throughout our society, most notably on the iPhone X. But now this type of technology can help find your lost pet.
Aug. 12, 2018
As California faces another wildfire season with record-setting acreage being burned in the Mendocino blaze, Arizona’s season has been relatively tame so far, with an estimated 125,000 acres burned — compared to nearly 450,000 acres at this same stage in 2017.
Aug. 10, 2018
Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have published a study describing the collapse of the Mojave Desert bird community over the past century due to climate change.
Aug. 9, 2018
When a monsoon storm rolls through, there are really two ways to enjoy the spectacle: From inside, looking out — or right smack in the middle. Today, as part of our monsoon series, The Show took visit to the animal kingdom.
Aug. 9, 2018
To say Susan Lisovicz did not think she had cancer is an understatement. She’d been told her excruciating stomach pain was the result of constipation. But, after another trip to the emergency room, a specialist told her the pain was actually Stage 3 ovarian cancer.
Aug. 9, 2018
Valley fever is primarily found in Arizona and the Central Valley of California — including Bakersfield, California. That limited coverage area may be the reason there hasn’t been enthusiastic support among lawmakers to increase for vaccine research. That may be changing.
Aug. 9, 2018
Deaths from opioid overdoses rose nearly 20 percent last year in Arizona. In 2017, 949 people died from opioids according to state numbers released this month. That marks a 20 percent increase from the year before.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Does A Mom’s Stress Affect Her Offspring For Generations?
For two decades, scientists have been tracking pregnant women after natural disasters — and they’ve found higher rates of certain physiological and behavioral traits among the ‘storm babies.’ Scientists think the differences are due to something called epigenetics.
Aug. 8, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: What
We may think that civil discourse is a good idea, but when it gets down to practicing it, how skilled are we? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of civility.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona voters approved a 2010 law creating the medical marijuana program and Brnovich says providing funding for drug addiction services from medical marijuana program money is legal if the legislative action satisfies conditions required under the Arizona Constitution's provision protecting voter-approved laws.
Aug. 8, 2018
The currents that move the world’s oceans also gather plastic into massive oceanic trash pools. Now, some groups want to field floating garbage collectors to deal with them.
Aug. 7, 2018
The future of healthcare is in femtech, according to Reenita Das with Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting and research firm. The term, which refers to "female technology" was coined by the Danish entrepreneur Ida Tin who founded Clue, a period and fertility-tracking app for women.
Aug. 7, 2018
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find social activates difficult, including maintaining eye contact and reading facial expressions. But a novel application of Google Glass could help.
Aug. 6, 2018
Research institutions like the University of Arizona are accelerating their academic output from classrooms to the commercial sector.
Aug. 6, 2018
How much do the voting habits of a city’s residents affect that city’s water conservation policies? Researchers have tried to find out, by putting together a database of nearly 200 American cities and their conservation policies.
Aug. 6, 2018
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 6, 2018
Since 2002, wildfires have burned through nearly 2 million acres of ponderosa pine forests in Arizona since 2002 — and the forests that are left are at risk. So how are communities around the state mitigating that risk?
Aug. 6, 2018
A new state law allows the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to ask the EPA for permission to administer a program aimed at protecting rivers and streams, and conservation groups in the state are not happy about it.
Aug. 6, 2018
A newly authorized project calls for forest thinning and prescribed fires to protect watersheds that feed a reservoir serving the city of Payson in east-central Arizona. Coconino National Forest officials recently announced the 100-square-mile project.
Aug. 6, 2018
Claire and Cavin Costello are the owners of the Ranch Mine, an architecture firm in Phoenix. Named for the pioneer spirit they found when they first drove around the state, the architects behind Ranch Mine say there are two things you think about when you design in the desert Southwest.
Aug. 3, 2018

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