Science News

Can The Way Students Use ID Cards Predict Whether They Drop Out?
Amazon knows what you shop for online, your cellphone provider knows whom you've called and your employer might know where you use your ID badge. Now, the University of Arizona is exploring another use for big data: spotting students at risk of dropping out.
Apr. 6, 2018
Earlier this week, the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest tweeted about the number of unattended campfires. Turns out, they're on the rise.
Apr. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Science Of Happiness
UC Berkeley is using science to make us happy. "Happiness guinea pigs" test out the infamous 36 questions to fast-friendship.
Apr. 5, 2018
Student ID Card Research Raises Privacy Concerns
A researcher at the University of Arizona says she might have discovered a way to predict which college freshman are headed for failure, long before they flunk a class. However, the discovery has implications not just for college students, but for everyone in an era of "big data."
Apr. 5, 2018
On Tuesday, two clean energy candidates were elected to the board of SRP, the municipal water and power utility that serves more than 1 million Arizonans.
Apr. 4, 2018
In 1991, the Stockholm International Water Institute began giving the Stockholm Water Prize on an annual basis. It’s generally intended to recognize “outstanding achievements in water-related activities.” And this year, an ASU professor is sharing the prize with a scientist from the Netherlands.
Apr. 3, 2018
Californians Are Back To Using About As Much Water As Before Drought
Since Gov. Jerry Brown called off California's drought emergency a year ago, we Californians seem to have gotten a little lazy when it comes to water conservation.
Apr. 3, 2018
An alarming amphibian die-off is underway around the world, caused in part by a frog-killing fungus. But new research offers hope for some species.
Apr. 2, 2018
When A Drought Lasts 18 Years, Does It Need A New Name?
From the roof of Chuck McAfee’s adobe farmhouse in rural southwestern Colorado, you can see into three other states: Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Mountain peaks are just barely visible above the horizon.
Apr. 2, 2018
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive:Keeper Security Drops Lawsuit Against Tech Reporter
Every Friday, governments and businesses offload announcements they don't want much press coverage for. These are called "news dumps." Journalist Yael Grauer takes a topic that was supposed to be buried and brings it you fresh. Here’s her latest Monday Morning Dumpster Dive on a topic at the top of everyone’s mind: computer security.
Apr. 2, 2018
The Barrow Neurological Institute is using innovative technology to significantly reduce the amount of radiation exposure for X-rays.
Apr. 2, 2018
Deaths from synthetic opioids rose more than 60 percent from 2015 to 2016 in Arizona. Nationally that number doubled, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Apr. 2, 2018
Rattlesnake bites can lead to extended stays in the hospital and expensive bills because of treatment with antivenom. But doctors at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix started to reduce the amount used, and it was still effective.
Apr. 2, 2018
New research says the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is bigger than previously thought.
Mar. 30, 2018
An Arizona river fish is no longer facing extinction thanks to conservation work by state and federal agencies
Mar. 30, 2018
The phrase "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus" might sound a bit out of date in today’s world. But a new study suggests our brains actually do function differently.
Mar. 30, 2018
In addition to technological and safety questions, the recent fatal accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle has raised some moral and ethical concerns as well.
Mar. 30, 2018
TGen in Phoenix has opened its doors to current and retired National Football League players to provide samples — including blood and saliva.
Mar. 30, 2018
An Arizona bill that would drastically change the laws around parental rights and frozen embryos is awaiting Gov. Ducey’s signature.
Mar. 30, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey is reiterating his support for self-driving vehicles, after one of Uber’s autonomous cars struck and killed a woman earlier this month in Tempe.
Mar. 29, 2018

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