Science News

The official monsoon season is over, but lingering wet weather in Arizona means collectors still have a chance to find a variety of insects and arthropods.
Oct. 12, 2015
All animals are susceptible to cancer, and some are more prone to cancer than others. But, local researchers have discovered a specific genome in an unlikely species that may stop cancer growth.
Oct. 12, 2015
By 2017, a new herd of bison — ones with a rare genetic makeup — will roam a swath of protected habitat in northern Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2015
She joins more than 800 other science journalists, writers and public information officers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to spend a weekend focusing on science communication.
Oct. 9, 2015
University of Arizona researcher Jessica Tierney reconstructed 2,000 years of climate history in eastern Africa to try to place recent drying in context.
Oct. 9, 2015
The future of medicine is all relative now. Our medical commentator, Dr. Joseph Sirven, explains.
Oct. 9, 2015
Given that prognosis and the state’s history of water awareness, why does the classic lawn still have such a hold in the Valley?
Oct. 8, 2015
As Congress hashes out how to address the drought across the West, one Arizona senator wants to ensure his state doesn’t lose out.
Oct. 8, 2015
The water level for Lake Mead was 1078.10 feet at the end of September. The only time the lake had less water was during the 1930s when Mead was first filled.
Oct. 8, 2015
The late monsoon rains in September brought short-term drought relief for southeastern Arizona, but scattered heavy rain events meant little recovery for the rest of the state, according to the latest report from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Oct. 7, 2015
The headwater chub and the roundtail chub are currently found in tributaries and drainage areas in Arizona and New Mexico.
Oct. 6, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that the Sonoran desert tortoise will not be added to the Endangered Species list.
Oct. 6, 2015
The report from the Trust for America’s Health says four of every five adult Native Americans in the state were obese or overweight in 2013. That’s the highest rate of any state in the country.
Oct. 6, 2015
Dwarf galaxies create new stars just like bigger galaxies do — but for decades researchers haven’t been able to find the same star-forming ingredients inside of them. An astronomer at Lowell Observatory helped explain the mystery.
Oct. 6, 2015
CDC Report: US Hospitals Helping Break Down Barriers To Breastfeeding
The introduction of formula led many women to stop breastfeeding in the 1950s and '60s. It’s taken decades, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says breastfeeding rates are on the rise.
Oct. 6, 2015
While the monsoon season in Arizona is officially over, residents may have noticed the rain hasn’t got the memo.
Oct. 6, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey is launching a new initiative to help solve Arizona’s long-term water challenges.
Oct. 6, 2015
Aspen tree rust is causing the normally golden leaves to turn brown and fall off earlier than normal.
Oct. 6, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday the Morafka’s desert tortoise will not be given protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Oct. 5, 2015
Millions Of Bats Take To The Skies At Jornada Caves
During the summer months, southern New Mexico hosts one of the largest bat populations in North America. The Jornada Bat Caves, just west of White Sands Missile Range, are now becoming more accessible to the public.
Oct. 5, 2015

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