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Health in Harmony is a planetary health organization. The folks there work on improving our planet’s biodiversity and health, and they do it using some less than obvious solutions. Case in point: In Borneo. For the last decade, they’ve been tackling deforestation by providing healthcare for the families and communities living around the rain forest.
Dec. 4, 2018
As water managers and state officials across the Southwest get closer to nailing down a deal on the future of the Colorado River’s water, a new study shows another source of water may not be assured in the future.
Dec. 4, 2018
Fewer Arizona eighth, tenth and twelfth graders report smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, but more are vaping and using marijuana.
Dec. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: Long After The Flames, Smoke From Wildfires Pose Health Dangers
It’s been nearly a month since intense wildfires ravaged Northern California. The deadly Camp Fire left thousands without a place to call home. But as Californians rebuild, a new investigation suggests that wildfires are leaving behind profound health concerns for people in the state.
Dec. 4, 2018
The Arizona Department of Game and Fish conducted a study of the March water release from Alamo Dam months ago, and the results will be available early next year. Officials fear the worst for the lake's fish species, Today's News-Herald reported .
Dec. 4, 2018
3D printing is used in a wide range of industries from manufacturing to construction as well as the medical community. The application is being used by a University of Arizona scientist to print bone segments that monitor recovery in patients.
Dec. 4, 2018
About 20 percent of Arizona youth say they’ve used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to a new survey from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
Dec. 3, 2018
A baby moving in the womb ranks among the most exciting milestones in a pregnancy. Now, researchers at University College London believe they know the reason for this fetal fidgeting.
Dec. 3, 2018
This morning marked a milestone for a mission to survey and collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft carrying OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu early Monday, after its launch more than two years ago. The mission is being led by researchers at the University of Arizona.
Dec. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: What Happened At The G20 Summit?
The G20 Summit in Argentina came to a close on Saturday. And although people focused on the awkward stage moment between President Trump and Argentine President Mauricio Macri, there were more important points at hand that was discussed.
Dec. 3, 2018
WATCH: OSIRIS-REx Landing
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will arrive at asteroid Bennu after more than two years traveling through space. Once it reaches its destination, the spacecraft will spend about a year and a half surveying this never-before-visited asteroid and preparing to collect a sample of surface material for return to Earth.
Dec. 3, 2018
More than 45 years after comedian George Carlin first listed the "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," scientists at the University of Alberta have developed their own list: the funniest words in the English language.
Dec. 3, 2018
A monitor in Phoenix hit an Air Quality Index of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups on Thanksgiving. This is the earliest occurrence since current record keeping began in 2010.
Dec. 1, 2018
Mesa Community College students might have a hand in the designs of future Mars rovers. Two MCC students were part of a team that placed first in a Mars rover prototype competition at the National Community College Aerospace Scholars project earlier in 2018.
Nov. 30, 2018
NASA has picked nine U.S. companies to bid for as-yet unannounced contracts related to a return to the moon. The selection is part of the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump’s Space Policy Directive-1.
Nov. 29, 2018
When we think about this country’s Founding Fathers, we often picture them as old men. But, a new book looks at the younger days of one of this country’s most accomplished inventors, diplomats and scientists. Historian Nick Bunker talked to The Show about his new book.
Nov. 29, 2018
For decades, science fiction has been one of the most impactful genres in film, tv and books — whether it’s because the topics include challenges to our humanity, concerns about a dystopian future or great action accompanied by moral questions.
Nov. 29, 2018
The National Climate Assessment, released last week, has some fairly dire warnings about the potential impacts of climate change.
Nov. 29, 2018
The Camp Fire in Northern California is being called the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. What is Arizona doing and what could be done to make sure its forests are not so susceptible to catastrophic fires?
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Nov. 29, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How Our Status Can Influence Happiness
Having status can give you access to opportunities you wouldn't otherwise have, and losing it can be hard to deal with psychologically. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of status.
Nov. 28, 2018

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