Science News

In a remote canyon in northwestern New Mexico, large pueblos made from stone and wood nearly a millennia old still stand. New research suggests when the canyon dwellers changed where they sourced materials from, it turned their small buildings into massive structures.
Dec. 9, 2015
In Buckeye on Tuesday, a young peregrine falcon was released back into the wild after months of rehab.
Dec. 8, 2015
A new federal law that allows U.S. companies to obtain resources from space has one University of Arizona graduate looking at the possibilities in our solar system.
Dec. 8, 2015
An endangered species of fish is making a comeback in southern Arizona. The Gila topminnow had not been seen in the Santa Cruz River for a decade — until last month.
Dec. 7, 2015
A Flagstaff-led study predicts future wildfires will dramatically increase soil erosion in the American West.
Dec. 7, 2015
As the United Nations Climate Conference enters its second week, a University of Arizona professor is hopeful nations of the world will reach agreement on keeping global warming in check.
Dec. 7, 2015
As the United Nations conference in Paris continues, many are focused on climate change. This includes the Catholic Church.
Dec. 7, 2015
A University of Arizona researchers says he has found a way to reduce overeating when dining out. Marketing professor Martin Reimann said adults and children may choose smaller meal portions if offered a non-edible bonus.
Dec. 4, 2015
Arizona earns one of the top spots in rooftop solar energy because of its sunny skies and incentives offered by utility companies. That’s according to Karin Wadsack, energy expert at Northern Arizona University.
Dec. 4, 2015
Highways in Arizona traverse open and urban areas, connecting people across the state. But roadways often create dangerous habitat divides for wildlife. Now, unlikely partners are developing what they hope will become a model for safe wildlife travel, even amidst a development boom.
Dec. 4, 2015
University of Arizona scientists will attempt to answer the question “what if” in fun, family-friendly ways at Biosphere 2. The UA’s science research center will kick off its "Mars and Beyond" series with a focus on the future in space each Saturday in December.
Dec. 2, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration says a California-based food distributor has recalled several products containing celery due to possible E-coli contamination.
Dec. 2, 2015
The federal Environmental Protection Agency said that in 2013, carbon dioxide accounted for more than 80 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.
Dec. 1, 2015
The first comprehensive study in decades of the world’s aquifers found that most groundwater doesn’t renew itself in the span of a human lifetime.
Nov. 30, 2015
Invasive insects boring into firewood has caused devastation in other parts of the country.
Nov. 30, 2015
The Plant Atlas Project is an ongoing effort to catalogue Arizona’s native vegetation. Upcoming winter rains will offer a window to collect some of the flowering plants needed for that inventory.
Nov. 25, 2015
A podcast about Comet Catalina, a comet discovered in Tucson, reached more than 100,000 downloads in less than a week.
Nov. 25, 2015
Flowering plants commonly duplicate their genome, or their entire set of genes, as part of their evolution. But research has said coniferous plants, like Pine and Spruce trees, don’t do this. Now, a University of Arizona lab is arguing otherwise.
Nov. 24, 2015
A University of Arizona professor is leading a delegation to Paris for the United Nations Climate Conference starting next week.
Nov. 24, 2015
An Arizona based lab company is opening medical testing stations in grocery stores. This follows a new state law allowing residents to get lab tests without a doctor’s order.
Nov. 24, 2015

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