Science News

A federally funded study shows a Phoenix-area nonprofit that cares for the homeless could save the state millions of dollars each year. Circle the City treats people who aren’t sick enough to stay in a hospital, but have nowhere else to heal.
Special Report: Homeless In Plain Sight
Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona’s bioscience sector is outpacing the country when it comes to adding jobs, but falling behind on venture-capital funding.
Apr. 16, 2018
Scientists have discovered two salt lakes beneath a Canadian ice cap that could help NASA’s search for life on other worlds.
Apr. 13, 2018
A squirrel at the Phoenix Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy, exciting scientists because there are only about 35 Mount Graham red squirrels left in the world. As Arizona heads into wildfire season, concerns remain due to the vulnerability of the endangered animal.
Apr. 12, 2018
This is not a great time to be a Valley sports fan. But Phoenix is in the center of the sports universe in a different sense starting Thursday, as ASU's Global Sport Institute hosts its inaugural Global Sport Summit.
Apr. 12, 2018
Bioscience companies are exploring the scientific and life-saving potential of something that is usually seen as medical waste
Apr. 12, 2018
Windy days and a lack of rain may be to blame for a spike in valley fever cases in Arizona.
Apr. 12, 2018
Bats are dying across North America from a fungal infection called White Nose Syndrome.
Apr. 11, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Disappointment
There are many reasons we might not be happy with the decisions we make, but it turns out not many of them have to do with the actual choice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of disappointment.
Apr. 11, 2018
Lifeblood Of The Desert
A three-part series on how cities in Arizona manage one of the state’s most critical resources: water.
Apr. 11, 2018
This week, National Guard troops from Arizona and other states have started moving south to reinforce and support the U.S Border Patrol. In the meantime, another part of President Trump’s border security plan is also underway: The wall.
Apr. 11, 2018
Maintaining the Salt River Project’s pipes, ditches and canals poses unique technical and workforce problems. In this installment of the Arizona Science Desk’s “Lifeblood of the Desert” series, we explore how SRP is working with Arizona State University on some novel helpers.
Apr. 11, 2018
The Pulse: Teens Ghost Social Media
Amanda Lenhart of the Better Life Lab at New America, a nonprofit think tank in Washington D.C., studies teens and technology. A 2017 poll she led found that 58 percent of American teens have started to put their phones down and step away from social media.
Apr. 10, 2018
Wildfire seasons in the U.S. are growing longer and more destructive, and a dry Arizona winter could mean a rough fire season ahead. Now, research points to a surprising link between wildfires and streamflows.
Apr. 10, 2018
Saguaros are one of the symbols of Arizona. The majestic cacti stand tall in our landscape, but in Saguaro National Park, they are being stolen.
Apr. 9, 2018
The tragic accident that saw an autonomous Uber vehicle strike and kill a pedestrian has led many to call for a dramatic slowdown in testing and increased regulations. Some engineers believe such a slowdown makes the most sense in the long run and will ultimately lead to better autonomous cars with fewer flaws.
Apr. 9, 2018
Restoration Brings New Life To Santa Cruz River
The Santa Cruz River is a big reason why Tucson exists, and has for thousands of years. But, like other desert waterways, the river doesn't always flow. Re-use of treated wastewater is bringing sections of the riverbed to life.
Apr. 9, 2018
Baseball is much more advanced than it used to be. Nutrition and training regimens are better than they were even a decade ago. There are stats about stats with acronyms no one understand. But perhaps no other part of the game is scrutinized as closely as pitching.
Apr. 9, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control says a dangerous “nightmare bacteria” has been found in every state in the country.
Apr. 8, 2018
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and some kinds of post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to receive hyperbaric oxygenation therapy in Arizona. For more on this, The Show's Lauren Gilger is joined by Dr. Audrey Erman, director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson.
Apr. 6, 2018

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