Science News

Federal science and research funding cuts are having an impact here in Arizona. Institutions are seeing fewer federal dollars, leading to the possibility of increased competition among institutions.
Sep. 16, 2014
Renewable energy and land conservation has widespread support among western voters. A bill in Congress addresses those issues and would redirect revenue to local governments.
Sep. 10, 2014
Oncology research has a strong presence here in the Valley, and a local doctor has been elected to lead a national oncology organization.
Sep. 9, 2014
A year ago we reported on a partnership between ASU, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, and football equipment maker Riddell to research impacts to the head. The research project has resumed for another season.
Sep. 8, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at Arizona State University on Thursday, describing the sustainability efforts between renewable energy and its relationship to agriculture.
Sep. 5, 2014
New research finds Arizona businesses announced 3,000 renewable energy-related jobs during the second quarter. However, most of those are in construction.
Sep. 3, 2014
Meteorologists are seeing a warming trend in the Pacific Ocean. Experts say odds are good that we’ll see a moderate El Niño weather pattern this fall and winter.
Sep. 1, 2014
The University of Arizona has installed new technology at their planetarium, looking to further engage the public with current research projects.
Aug. 29, 2014
The desert Southwest boasts one of the richest varieties of hummingbird species on the planet. Is it because of their unique sense of taste?
Aug. 26, 2014
The University of Arizona is set to open the state’s first public veterinary school next fall.
Aug. 25, 2014
A new report suggests that tuberculosis was brought to the Americas by seals, and researchers at ASU had a hand in the findings.
Aug. 21, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to preserve more than 500,000 acres across the western United States for the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, considered for endangered species designation.
Aug. 20, 2014
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.
Aug. 19, 2014
It’s been known as Lou Gehrig’s disease since it took the Yankees baseball star’s life in 1941, but Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is getting a lot of publicity these days from what’s known as the Ice Bucket challenge.
Aug. 18, 2014
To increase the United States’ overall competitiveness, the fields of science technology engineering and math, or STEM, are being re-emphasized. Arizona is no exception.
Aug. 15, 2014
 Energy Secretary Visits Shuttered Nuclear Waste Facility
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the shuttered nuclear waste plant in New Mexico on Wednesday for the first time since a radiation leak six months ago. He asked for the public's patience as the investigation into the cause of the leak continues.
Aug. 12, 2014
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the country. On Saturday, it hosted the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for a special anniversary.
Aug. 11, 2014
Uranium Exposure Linked To Skin Cancer
For the first time Northern Arizona University researchers have linked uranium exposure to skin cancer. And one sub-population is especially at risk.
Aug. 8, 2014
Last weekend’s toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Could that happen in Phoenix?
Aug. 8, 2014
The three major universities in Arizona often boast scientific research projects and developments, yet a new college for science in Arizona aims to take a different approach.
Aug. 6, 2014