Science News

Many parents and caregivers know leaving a crawling or walking infant out of sight is dangerous, especially if a substance is within reach. But now, new Valley research suggests immobile infants are as big of a concern for accidental ingestions.
Jan. 18, 2016
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix has grown substantially in downtown Phoenix. Now, the dean who oversaw much of that growth is looking to relocate, though it comes at a moment of scrutiny for the college.
Jan. 18, 2016
The pesticide found in the pollen and nectar of citrus and cotton plants was higher than an acceptable limit from the EPA, which could harm bee colonies.
Jan. 18, 2016
While cool temperatures cover much of the state now, 2015 was the warmest year on record when it comes to average daily low temperatures. And don’t expect overnight lows to cool off anytime soon.
Jan. 18, 2016
The number of Hispanic children covered by medical insurance has increased in Arizona, but the state’s uninsured rate remains above the national average.
Jan. 17, 2016
Although many Valley residents may have found last week’s persistent rain annoying, it already is starting to ease the state's drought conditions.
Jan. 15, 2016
Although there is no rain in the immediate weather forecasts, El Niño is still very much in force. A University of Arizona climate group’s website explains this periodic weather phenomenon and its effects on the Southwest.
Jan. 14, 2016
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is taking steps to stop the spread of the invasive species.
Jan. 14, 2016
During the Yuma Agriculture Water Conference held Jan. 13, officials from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation discussed water rights and supply for Yuma agriculture.
Jan. 14, 2016
A federal court ruled Tuesday a lawsuit over lead ammunition on the Kaibab National Forest will be allowed to continue.
Jan. 13, 2016
A student-built experiment designed for the University of Arizona’s mission to an asteroid is now part of the spacecraft.
Jan. 12, 2016
Ski resorts on national forest land now will have to prove they have sufficient water supplies, due to a U.S. Forest Service regulation. The rule arose out of concerns about limited water resources in the West.
Jan. 12, 2016
Clay has long been thought to contain medicinal properties. But new research suggests particular types of clay containing certain elements may directly kill harmful bacteria.
Jan. 11, 2016
Arizona is recognized as a leader in educational opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math. But the state consistently ranks near the bottom for how it prepares its students. This has leaders worried recent STEM investments may be squandered.
Jan. 11, 2016
The recent rain has pushed back harvesting and could damage certain crops, but would provide more grasses for cattle.
Jan. 11, 2016
Frequent, intense storms, like those seen during strong El Niño conditions, mean less dust in the air statewide.
Jan. 8, 2016
Children just learning to talk are better off with blocks, puzzles or books than electronic toys. That’s according to new research conducted at Northern Arizona University.
Jan. 8, 2016
One upshot of all the rain the Valley’s been getting is that it’s good for the region’s air quality.
Jan. 7, 2016
Flagstaff Storms Boost Water Supply
The National Weather Service has forecasted as much as 2 feet of snow for northern Arizona by Friday. The snowpack is good news for Flagstaff’s water supply.
Jan. 6, 2016
NWS: Northern Arizona Could See Foot Of Snow By Friday
The National Weather Service has called for a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday for the state’s high country. Forecasters expect a second storm early Thursday.
Jan. 6, 2016

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