Science News

It was a reunion for past and present planetary scientists of Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered 85 years ago.
Jul. 14, 2015
Sharks are an icon on the screen, from Spielberg’s "Jaws," released 40 years ago, to Discovery Channel’s "Shark Week," going on now. A local aquarium is using the annual cable event as a springboard to educate people about some sharks that don’t get a lot of spotlight.
Jul. 10, 2015
After a journey of 15 1/2 years since launch, a space probe is set to make its closest approach to Pluto.
Jul. 10, 2015
Ashwini Roy-Choudhury is the director of clinical research at the University of Arizona. She explained the basics of clinical trials and what has changed in recent years.
Jul. 10, 2015
In Flagstaff, where Pluto was discovered, scientists will be waiting to analyze those photographs and other data. But they’re not the only ones. Artists are creating their own interpretations of Pluto, and they’ll use New Horizons for inspiration.
Jul. 10, 2015
A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.
Jul. 10, 2015
Wind Power
Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas — but the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power's success in the Lone Star state has now become its challenge.
Jul. 10, 2015
This week, three people have died hiking Arizona trails. Others have required rescue.
Jul. 10, 2015
Doctors may start to get reimbursed for end-of-life care discussions with patients. Tuesday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a change that would encourage physicians to start having these conversations with patients.
Jul. 9, 2015
Sustainability isn’t a word usually associated with professional sports or college athletic programs.
Jul. 9, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Hualapai Mexican Vole from the list of endangered species. Genetic evidence suggests their numbers are more widespread in Arizona than previously believed.
Jul. 9, 2015
Mosquito fogging has been scheduled in the Phoenix metro. The summer’s first confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Maricopa County were announced on Tuesday.
Jul. 9, 2015
The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation said the cost of eggs is up more than $1 over the last three months to $3.23 per dozen.
Jul. 9, 2015
Water worries continue to grip the Southwest. But for one business near Lake Mead, the historic drought on the Colorado River is beginning to reveal underwater artifacts that few have ever seen.
Jul. 9, 2015
Officials with Local Motors in Tempe said the first vehicles should be available to consumers and on the road by 2016.
Jul. 7, 2015
Maricopa County Health Officials have announced the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this season.
Jul. 7, 2015
Last year, a prominent study was released claiming that humans can detect a trillion distinct smells -- but, ASU researchers have called this into question.
Jul. 7, 2015
The Discovery Channel Telescope tracked Pluto's position to help SOFIA get into position for the occultation event.
Jul. 7, 2015
Doctors order lab work to check a patient's health and look for a variety of diseases. Now, Arizonans don’t have to wait for a physician to write them a test order because of a new law that went into effect July 3.
Jul. 6, 2015
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are asking residents to stop flying drones near active wildfires. The unmanned aircraft have become a growing problem for the agency.
Jul. 6, 2015

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