Science News

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
A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide tourism award.
Jul. 3, 2015
Arizona is experiencing more rain than usual this summer, the same cannot be said for the Northwest. And the reason is El Niño, an irregularly occurring weather pattern that increases water temperatures in the central pacific.
Jul. 3, 2015
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
Jul. 3, 2015
Wildlife officials are reporting a 25 percent increase in the lesser prairie chicken population. This is the second year the threatened animal’s numbers have shown signs of improvement.
Jul. 3, 2015
Record low levels of water in Lake Mead are causing cutbacks in Arizona’s share of hydropower. The current drought has reduced the dam’s capacity to generate electricity by about 25 percent.
Jul. 2, 2015
The unique hydrology beneath the city of Williams makes their search for groundwater difficult. But other towns on the Colorado Plateau may have to learn from their experience.
Jul. 2, 2015
Astronomers expect the Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, which is marking its 25th year in Earth orbit.
Jul. 2, 2015

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