Science News

NASA’s mission to Jupiter left earth in August 2011. This week, the space agency fired up the spacecraft’s rockets to adjust its course to make sure the probe arrives at our solar system’s largest planet on target.
Feb. 5, 2016
A leech occupies the top spot in the food chain at Montezuma Well near Camp Verde. Surprisingly, its body contains the highest level of arsenic ever recorded in a living organism.
Feb. 5, 2016
An unmanned aerial vehicle developed in Tucson will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration track hurricanes this year.
Feb. 4, 2016
Yesterday’s winter storm was Arizona’s first test of a new kind of snowplow that can clear two lanes at once.
Feb. 2, 2016
After watching the commercials during the NFL playoffs and inevitably this Super Bowl weekend, doctors may be doing a lot of explaining.
Feb. 2, 2016
Technology developed at the University of Arizona could help athletes and soldiers recognize concussion symptoms. It's called BrainGainz.
Feb. 1, 2016
Thundersnow and strong winds are creating a busy weather day across the state.
Feb. 1, 2016
Arizona could roll back some regulations on groundwater pumping if a new bill wins enough support. A state legislative committee is considering the proposal Monday.
Feb. 1, 2016
Arizona Science Desk reporter Sara Hammond takes a behind-the-scenes look at how this successful series comes together.
Feb. 1, 2016
More than a decade ago, community leaders across Arizona determined that bioscience and related industries offered a great opportunity for economic competitiveness.
Jan. 29, 2016
A NASA video shows four orange-and-white parachutes tethered to a weight the size of a small car, emerging from the back of a C-130 cargo plane and drifting slowly to Earth in the skies above Coolidge.
Jan. 29, 2016
New research from Arizona State University finds microbes have adapted to living in warm climate.
Jan. 28, 2016
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management hopes to test experimental contraceptives on the overpopulated Black Mountain burro herd near Kingman. The agency estimates 1,400 to 1,800 wild burros roam the Black Mountains in Mohave County.
Jan. 28, 2016
The Arizona Attorney General thinks willed-body-donation programs create a public health issue that needs oversight, but a Phoenix-based company is worried that a proposed bill in the Arizona Legislature could lead to overregulation of a growing industry.
Jan. 28, 2016
A flame-colored songbird is drawing bird watchers to Yuma. The streak-backed oriole typically resides in Mexico and Central America and seldom is seen north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 27, 2016
The Asian citrus psyllid, a bug that can carry a disease that has devastated the orange industry in Florida, was recently found near Rio Rico.
Jan. 26, 2016
Erosion Increases Dangers At Sunset Cliffs
The recent rains not only flooded San Diego streets, but also caused erosion along Sunset Cliffs. The cliffs may look solid, but when it rains the runoff is soaked up in the sandy soil and the weight can cause cracks along the edge of the cliffs.
Jan. 26, 2016
Officials at Saguaro National Park are asking for the public’s help finding out who damaged several cactuses at the park.
Jan. 25, 2016
A new study from Northern Arizona University says Pluto’s heart-shaped region is “surprisingly young” — less than 10 million years. Astronomer David Trilling authored the study.
Jan. 25, 2016
New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have finalized $74 million in settlements stemming from a radiation leak in 2014 at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.
Jan. 22, 2016

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