Science News

UA pharmacy professor Jun Wang is developing new drugs to treat more than one flu strain by targeting a protein that is found in 95 percent of Influenza A cases.
Jan. 6, 2016
An interactive website launched by the federal government explores 16 years of drought in the Colorado River Basin.
Jan. 5, 2016
Up To 5 El Niño Storms Due in Southern Arizona This Week
El Niño is here. Monday's rainstorm was the first of as many as five storms that could move through, Southern Arizona this week, the National Weather Service said.
Jan. 5, 2016
Chemistry students learning the periodic table this semester will encounter four new elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the discoveries Dec. 30.
Jan. 4, 2016
The Arizona Science Desk team has spent the past year reporting on science, technology, health and innovation around the state. Here's a look back at the three most-viewed stories on science.kjzz.org in 2015.
Jan. 4, 2016
The South Asian spice has been used for centuries to treat many ailments. Long known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, how it works in the body had not been determined.
Dec. 30, 2015
One way for a business to “go green” is to purchase carbon offsets.
Dec. 29, 2015
Chemical deicer is commonly used to keep roads clear of snow and ice, and it makes travel safer. But it also kills ponderosa pines. The city of Flagstaff found that out when they experimented with deicer a few years ago.
Dec. 28, 2015
The number of confirmed flu cases is on the rise, but we likely won’t see its peak until early 2016.
Dec. 28, 2015
The waiting list of plants and animals to get endangered species protection is at an all time low. Conservation groups are celebrating that development.
Dec. 24, 2015
The "Full Cold Moon" that appears tonight has no particular scientific or astronomical significance. But its appearance on Christmas Eve may allow for reflection.
Dec. 23, 2015
The device that will map the surface of an asteroid is being installed on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Dec. 23, 2015
Some thought it was a shooting star. Others thought it might have been aliens. Officials say it was debris from a Russian rocket.
Dec. 23, 2015
NASA have picked a team of ASU scientists to lead a telescope project that will explore the "cosmic dawn" — the formation of the earliest galaxies in the universe.
Dec. 23, 2015
Scientists at Northern Arizona University are studying an anthrax outbreak among heroin users in Europe. More than 100 people fell ill with “injectional anthrax” in Scotland in 2009 and 2010, and sporadic cases continue throughout Europe.
Dec. 22, 2015
Mark Kelly
In early December, a cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station. Inside was the usual compliment of supplies and experiments, but also a handful of children's books including Mousetronaut and Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by retired astronaut and Tucson resident Mark Kelly.
Dec. 22, 2015
Cell growth, including cancer growth, has long been thought of physically connected cells growing together. Now, new cell modeling from ASU mathematicians suggests cells move and grow independently, like a flock of birds.
Dec. 22, 2015
Southern Arizonans dreaming of a white Christmas will have to keep dreaming.
Dec. 22, 2015
When it comes to your health during the holidays, it’s a good time to remember it can be a wonderful life.
Dec. 21, 2015
For more than a century, the National Audubon Society has enlisted citizen scientists across the country and abroad for a holiday bird survey. This year’s count is Dec. 14 to Jan. 5.
Dec. 21, 2015

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