Science News

Corn
In the move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, there’s been an increased push to use biofuels — the most common of which is probably made from corn.
Nov. 15, 2017
There are little worlds all around us that we either take for granted or simply pass by in the course of our everyday lives. Photographer Anand Varma does almost the opposite.
Nov. 15, 2017
Pills
A new survey out Wednesday morning shows most Americans believe birth control is an essential part of health care.
Nov. 15, 2017
NASA OSIRIS-REx
This week marks 25 years since more than 1,700 scientists, led by the Union of Concerned Scientists, issued a “warning to humanity” concerning the costs of continued environmental destruction. Now, they’ve issued another – this one signed by 15,000 scientists representing 184 countries.
Nov. 15, 2017
Air Pollution
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries, including the U.S., are currently in Bonn, Germany for climate change talks.
Nov. 14, 2017
wild horses
They are a symbol of the American West, but my next guest said wild horse populations have been growing at an unsustainable pace.
Nov. 14, 2017
Knees
Athletes have used some form of cold treatment for decades in the attempt to help their bodies recover from training or injuries.
Nov. 14, 2017
high blood pressure
New guidelines for hypertension mean many more Americans will be classified as having the disease.
Nov. 14, 2017
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus will launch a satellite early Tuesday morning.
Nov. 13, 2017
With self-driving technologies advancing, many questions arise on just how far they’ll expand.
Nov. 13, 2017
As companies like Waymo ramp up tests of their self-driving cars in Phoenix, state and federal officials continue to debate when “good” will be “good enough.”
Nov. 13, 2017
willow flycatcher
Removing invasive salt cedar reduces the risk of wildfires, but it also offers a chance to restore native plants and wildlife.
Nov. 13, 2017
Northern Mexico and Arizona share the same star-sparkled sky... as well as the interest to explore it. That’s why institutions from both sides are partnering to build a new telescope in Baja California, hoping to learn more about space.
Nov. 13, 2017
Marijuana
We looked at efforts to expand marijuana research — particularly whether use of the drug could help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder — with Dr. Sue Sisley.
Nov. 10, 2017
Flagstaff
The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution against the transportation of uranium ore through the city and neighboring communities this week.
Nov. 10, 2017
Kase Limmeroth, Misty Mastin
Date production in Yuma County is a nearly 35-million-dollar industry, yielding about 10 million pounds of the fruit per year. Date farms in Yuma County trace directly to those original Moroccan palm trees.
Nov. 10, 2017
baby mountain lion
An 8-week-old mountain lion cub is doing well at an Arizona Game and Fish Department facility after found being alone in a remote part of central Arizona.
Nov. 9, 2017
Hurriane Harvey rescue efforts
The debate about climate change has partially been focused on its economic consequences. But what about national security?
Nov. 9, 2017
The chairman of the Hopi tribe says he's disappointed about a federal recommendation to lift the 20-year ban on uranium mining on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Nov. 8, 2017
Voting sign
With 2018 midterms looming and the public still unsure about the safety of election equipment, two U.S. senators, Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Susan Collins of Maine, have introduced legislation to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, including an a feature where members of the public try and hack the system on their own.
Nov. 8, 2017

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