Science News

New government data shows the obesity rate is not changing much in most states — and that includes Arizona.
Sep. 21, 2015
On Friday, health officials confirmed the death of a Tucson-area woman as the first death in Arizona caused by Salmonella-tainted cucumbers.
Sep. 18, 2015
Numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration released last year show Arizona had one to two electric vehicles per thousand registered vehicles - that’s in the top half nationwide.
Sep. 18, 2015
Off-road vehicle traffic and residential development in southwestern Arizona could lead to endangered species protection for the Yuman desert fringe-toed lizard.
Sep. 18, 2015
The principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission will give the keynote speech at tonight’s opening events for the Flagstaff Festival of Science.
Sep. 18, 2015
A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, and making technology nearly that small is popular in the Phoenix area. Thanks to new funding, an ASU laboratory may soon let anyone — maybe even you — develop nanotechnology.
Sep. 18, 2015
Flagstaff Festival of Science exhibit called "Fires of Change" is the result of more than year of collaboration between scientists and artists who want to open up a new perspective about wildfire.
Sep. 18, 2015
Although recent monsoon storms have taken their toll on the valley and the region, there were no storms to be found in the Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season — at least for what seemed like a moment. But this may mean even more storms for the Southwest.
Sep. 17, 2015
A lawsuit over the environmental impacts of target shooting on public land has prompted the federal government to shut down a portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Sep. 15, 2015
Arizona days of hundred-plus temperature can feel like a test of endurance. But that’s exactly why so many manufacturers choose Phoenix to test their materials from plastic to paint to vinyl.
Sep. 15, 2015
Tucson Residents Focus On The Moon, Celebrate Science
Scientists and amateurs in southern Arizona will join forces to concentrate on the moon, the brightest natural light in the night sky. The organizations will take part in International Observe the Moon Night Friday, Sept. 18 and will hold daily events until the finale - a lunar eclipse - on Sept. 27.
Sep. 14, 2015
For decades, local seed growers would meet during the summer at the Yuma extension office to make a handmade map of crop locations. But now, technology offers a new way to track the crops.
Sep. 14, 2015
The 2015 snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada was the lowest in the past 500 years, University of Arizona climate researchers reported Monday.
Sep. 14, 2015
Arizona health officials announce shipments of this year’s flu vaccine are here and they’re asking everyone to get one.
Sep. 14, 2015
The El Niño weather pattern is continuing to strengthen. Meteorologists in Arizona said the warming waters in the Pacific Ocean will likely result in more hurricane activity as the fall season sets in.
Sep. 14, 2015
While held up by politics and economics, the nation’s largest forest thinning project is founded on partnerships and sound science. Even though it is well behind schedule, restoration of southwestern forests may be one of the region's smartest investments.
Sep. 14, 2015
A team led by a University of New Mexico anthropology professor found people nearly 2,000 years ago used caffeine via holly and cacao.
Sep. 11, 2015
Life expectancy in the United States is getting longer. As of 2012, the average life span extended to 78.8 years. That has created other challenges and options.
Sep. 11, 2015
iPads are now in the hands of hundreds of K-12 students in Arizona schools as they attempt to integrate new technologies and prepare students for future careers. But that educational process is being hindered.
Sep. 11, 2015
Is there a better way to wash organic leafy greens before putting them in our salads or on our plates?
Sep. 11, 2015

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