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Arizona is in its 21st year of drought, and climate change is bringing longer, more intense heat waves. Now, scientists at University of California, Irvine have found that areas experiencing dry conditions are heating up faster than the rest of the country.
Aug. 2, 2018
Just in case you were thinking about potentially looking into real estate on Mars, a new report says you might want to think again. In the paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say the red planet is unlikely to be hospitable to terraforming, or making it more Earth-like.
Aug. 2, 2018
For humans, monsoon is either a welcome relief from the heat or a headache. But for some Arizona snails, it's a chance for romance — and the Phoenix Zoo is going to bring breeding season to these snails with the push of a button.
Sounds Of The City: Feeding A Big Appetite At The Phoenix Zoo
Aug. 2, 2018
Climate has always been one of Arizona’s selling points, but this time of year, it can feel like more of a downside. There are efforts to try to deal with the heat and, in some cases, reverse the warming trends.
Aug. 1, 2018
More parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children in Arizona. In some cases, parts of Yavapai and Coconino Counties have exemption rates as high as 14 percent. These pockets are more susceptible to an outbreak because the herd immunity is so low.
Aug. 1, 2018
A new study co-authored by a University of Arizona anthropology professor documents some surprising uses of fire by Native Americans in the northern Great Plains.
Jul. 31, 2018
The Hoover Dam has been one of the most powerful examples of impactful infrastructure in U.S. history — but a $3 billion makeover could make it even more effective.
Jul. 31, 2018
Animals that breed in arid conditions can tap fat reserves for energy when food grows scarce, but how do pregnant vertebrates supply water to unborn young? A new study suggests one risky option.
Jul. 30, 2018
Earlier this month, the government settled a lawsuit against a man who’d posted online a blueprint for a 3D-printed, single-shot gun.
Jul. 30, 2018
While parts of Arizona have seen their share of rain this monsoon season, meteorologists said it’s not enough to end this drought yet. But forecasts are looking favorable. Heavy rains are expected to continue over parts of the southwestern United States over the next couple months.
Jul. 27, 2018
Can A River Play The Violin? It Can With This Researcher
Stand near a river and you’ll hear a symphony of sounds: birds chirping, frogs croaking and water flowing. But what would it sound like if the stream itself could be transformed into classical music. David Merritt, a Colorado-based researcher and musician, is helping answer that question.
Jul. 27, 2018
We urge everyone to remain calm. It’s summer in Arizona when the temperatures hit triple digits and the monsoon comes, and people aren’t the only ones seeking relief from the desert heat.
Jul. 26, 2018
Opioid overdoses kill 90 Americans each day according the CDC, and more data on overprescribing is needed. Now, a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine identifies nine states where opioid prescriptions rank well above average, and Arizona is among them.
Jul. 25, 2018
Both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona were awarded the funds from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to expand computing technology capabilities.
Jul. 25, 2018
When it comes to dementia, patients often go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. Now, a working group convened by the Alzheimer’s Association has announced new recommendations that could improve patient and caregiver outcomes.
Jul. 25, 2018
SpaceX held its third annual Hyperloop competition this past weekend in California. ASU’s hyperloop team, AZLoop, took part in the competition. Joshua Bowen, AZLoop's president, joined The Show to talk about it.
Jul. 25, 2018
A summer heat wave canceled dozens of American Airlines flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport last year. The company’s smaller Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 jets weren’t cleared to fly in temperatures above 117.86 degrees. That’s different now.
Jul. 25, 2018
Scientists have long known that Mars has water in the form of ice and certain minerals. Now, new data might settle the 30-year debate over whether the red planet holds liquid water too.
Jul. 24, 2018
In recent years, we’ve heard about the dangers the coral reefs are facing — from bleaching to coastal development to rising sea temperatures. So what can be done to know more about what’s affecting the reefs and, maybe, how to protect them?
Jul. 24, 2018
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become widely known in recent years and is often associated with soldiers. But a condition called "moral injury" is now being studied as well by the VA in San Diego and the National Center for PTSD.
Jul. 24, 2018

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