Science News

More than four-fifths of Americans live in urban areas, and city populations are growing faster than rural ones. Now, a new report looks at the impact urbanization could have on flu epidemics.
Oct. 4, 2018
As antibiotics have become pervasive in our society, the bacteria they target have adapted. It’s resulted in various “superbugs” that can’t be beaten by the current antibiotics we have. New research from the University of Washington is tackling that problem with something resembling a Trojan horse.
Oct. 3, 2018
The rain moving through the Phoenix area has some of us dreaming about the winter — and forecasters believe we could be entering an El Niño this winter, which could bring more rain.
Oct. 3, 2018
Over the past 30 years, scientists have discovered nearly 4,000 exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Now, researchers have advanced a candidate for what could be the first known exomoon.
Oct. 3, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: The Psychology Of Reinvention
When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke at a recent Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe.
Oct. 3, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to shut down its Office of the Science Advisor. The position was created to give what is typically a politician, like the EPA administrator, easy access to scientific advice.
Oct. 2, 2018
In 2013, Nicole Cundiff and Michelle Batschelet lost their mother too soon. Colleen Drury's four daughters are honoring her legacy with a foundation aimed at educating women about preventing ovarian cancer.
Oct. 2, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that keeps in place a 20-year ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park.
Oct. 2, 2018
More than an inch of rain fell on Tuesday morning in Central Phoenix — and Austin Jamison, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, says we’ll continue to have a very wet morning commute.
Oct. 2, 2018
Clinics throughout the United States and some other countries are signing up participants — the only studies of this type enrolling healthy older people.
Oct. 2, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case that challenged a uranium mining ban on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Obama administration banned new mining claims on 1 million acres outside the national park.
Oct. 1, 2018
Being diagnosed with dementia can present a number of challenges. But a new study by the LGBT advocacy group SAGE and the Alzheimer’s Association found that LGBT elders could face even more hurdles as they age.
Oct. 1, 2018
Hurricane Rosa lost some momentum over the weekend and is now a tropical storm. It brings welcome relief from high temperatures, but much of Arizona is on high alert for more rain and possible flash flooding.
Oct. 1, 2018
More than two weeks after Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas with high winds and a storm surge of up to six feet, NASA satellites are tracking the resulting flooding — and the images are stark.
Oct. 1, 2018
Last month, NASA’s new TESS spacecraft discovered its first confirmed exoplanet. As the roster of planets orbiting distant stars approaches 4,000, some scientists are posing the compelling question: Is there life out there?
More Arizona Science News
Oct. 1, 2018
Newly published research on household cleaning products is showing a surprising connection to unhealthiness between overusing those products and childhood obesity.
Oct. 1, 2018
The Audubon Society just launched a “plants for birds” initiative aimed to encourage Phoenix residents to grow native plants in their yards. Many native bird species have left as non-native plants were introduced in the Phoenix area.
Sep. 28, 2018
If you’re ready to sweat for science, you’ll have a great opportunity Saturday afternoon at Edison Park in Phoenix. As urban planners and city leaders try to cool the city off and make it more walkable, there’s a growing effort to find more data to help figure out what to do.
Sep. 28, 2018
This week, the founders of Instagram said they’re leaving the company. The two did not say specifically why they’re leaving, but did indicate they’re ready to do something new. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.
Sep. 28, 2018
With a wingspan that can stretch 10 feet, the California condor is one of the largest birds in North America – and also one of the rarest. After the population plunged to just 22 in 1982, all were taken into captivity for safe keeping and breeding. Now, every year, just a few condors are released into the wild – while several hundred humans watch. This year, one of them was.
Sep. 28, 2018

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