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Facing high costs at the former location, the center found a temporary place to put its education programs at Metrocenter Mall. Now the plan is to move into a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley School District.
Nov. 27, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, just before 3 o’clock, NASA’s InSight probe made a successful landing on the surface of Mars.
Nov. 27, 2018
Imagine you’re hiking in the Grand Canyon and you stumble upon a slab of fallen rock. On it are some odd indentations like overly-baked footprints. That’s exactly what happened to a group of hikers on the Bright Angel Trail.
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Nov. 26, 2018
In Arizona, nearly 2,000 people are on the wait-list for a new kidney. Nationally, that number is in the tens of thousands. But despite the need, thousands of kidneys are disposed of in the U.S. each year, and that’s a waste that our guest says doesn’t have to happen.
Nov. 26, 2018
The Pulse: Untested Stimulants Surface In Pre-Workout Supplements
These days, Kevin Kreider fuels his workouts with little more than a cup of black coffee. But for about seven years, he relied on something else: a kind of supplement called pre-workout.
Nov. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: New White House Climate Report Has Some Republicans Questioning Party Line
On Friday, the White House made public a climate report issued by 13 federal agencies. The conclusions are grim. Climate-related disasters are on track to accelerate, and the impacts of these disasters could eliminate as much as 10 percent of the nation’s economy by 2100.
Nov. 26, 2018
Phoenix is known for its scenic mountains and unusual weather. One listener wanted to know more about these features and how they relate to one another. The answer to this Q&AZ question explores on the geology, geography and prehistory of the Valley of the Sun.
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Nov. 26, 2018
The Pulse: We’re Family — But Why?
Ever sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, look around at the shining faces of your family, and think to yourself: "How the heck am I related to these people?" You’re not alone. The Pulse explores how we define family — and how family defines us.
Nov. 22, 2018
What Exercises Are Best For Mental Health?
It seems intuitive that exercising makes us healthier in more ways than one — that when our bodies are healthy, so are our minds.
Nov. 22, 2018
A new study reveals what many people working in the foster care system have known for years — older children are falling behind their peers who have not experienced foster care.
Nov. 21, 2018
As we enjoy high temperatures in the 70s this week, talking heat may seem a bit strange. But if Phoenix is going to become the first U.S. city with a cohesive strategy to address the health and economic impacts of extreme heat, Michael Hammett thinks work needs to take place year-round.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Vaquita
Scientists, researchers and activists from all over the world have been working for years to find a way to save the vaquita. So far, nothing has worked. Part 3 of the series looks at what conservation efforts have failed, what’s being done now and what the future really looks like for the vaquita.
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Nov. 21, 2018
The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Nov. 20, 2018
Another E. coli outbreak has been reported and it is once again linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a food safety alert.
Nov. 20, 2018
The Vaquita
In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, other feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen of San Felipe and their complex relationship with the vaquita.
Hear Part One: Narco-Fishing
Nov. 20, 2018
Eighteen states, including Arizona, allow nonmedical exemptions from school immunization requirements, which has led to falling vaccination rates in twelve of those states. A study by the Baylor College of Medicine shows Arizona in the crosshairs.
Nov. 19, 2018
Newly published research led by the University of Arizona shows how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate.
Nov. 19, 2018
Following five years of research and discussion, NASA announced today that it has winnowed down 64 candidates to one landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, slated to launch in July 2020.
Nov. 19, 2018
Arizona State Parks Director Sue Black faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three-and-half-year appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey. But it was a recent investigation stemming from former department archaeologists’ charges that prompted her firing on Friday.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin — How Runners Protect Their Skin
Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect. We hear how runners protect their skin from sweat, weather — and their greatest nemesis: chafing.
Nov. 19, 2018

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