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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
How The ‘Grand’ Became The ‘Colorado’ And What It Says About Our Relationship To Nature
Pull out a map of the United States’ desert Southwest and see if you can locate these rivers: Rio del Tizon, Rio San Rafael, or Rio Zanguananos. How about rivers named Tomichi, Nah-Un-Kah-Rea or Akanaquint?
Mar. 29, 2018
Like much of the Southwest, Arizona is in a drought. Phoenix is going through its fourth driest winter since 1870. National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Deemer said that since Oct. 1, the Valley has received only 1 inch of rain.
Mar. 29, 2018
This flu season has been a particularly bad one, and that follows other viruses causing lots of harm, including Ebola and Zika.
Mar. 29, 2018
On July 15 of last year, Selia Garcia’s family had come together outside of Payson to celebrate her daughter’s 27th birthday. But a dramatic flash flood pushed through unexpectedly and killed 10 members of that family.
Mar. 29, 2018
The Takeaway: Ransomware Attack In Atlanta Puts U.S. Cities On Notice
Last Thursday, the city of Atlanta was largely taken offline by a sophisticated ransomware attack. While critical services like 911 remained uninterrupted, non-essential systems that manage the city's bureaucracy were rendered unusable. The group responsible for the attack demanded a ransom of $51,000 in order to have those systems restored.
Mar. 29, 2018
For most childhood cancer survivors, returning to school doesn’t mean the end of the road for them.
Mar. 28, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: #AustinBombings — Processing The Last Few Weeks
In this special edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Rebecca McInroy talk about the psychology of the current moment in Austin and how to negotiate moving forward following the traumatic events of this month.
Mar. 28, 2018
Theresa Currier Thomas, Ph.D., a researcher in the Department of Child Health and an assistant professor at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, will use the grant money to test changes in brain communication after a traumatic brain injury by using microelectrodes that record neural signals.
Mar. 28, 2018
A new research paper argues that laughter and amusement help people feel better by creating positive experiences.
Mar. 27, 2018
A controversial resolution mirrors the goals of a clean-energy initiative, but gives utilities an escape clause.
Mar. 27, 2018
Since Jan. 1, 2018, there have been 152 forest fires in Arizona; 150 of them were man-made.
Mar. 27, 2018
So far, no universities in Arizona have found connection to an international cyber-attack, but investigations are ongoing.
Mar. 27, 2018
The Pulse: Who’s In Control – Tech Or Us?
Technology helps us run our lives, do our jobs, get directions and keep track of our calendars. Right? Or, is technology taking control of our lives – stealing our time, and shattering our attention into a thousand pieces?
Mar. 27, 2018
Scientists from the Audubon Society and the National Park Service teamed up on a report that was issued late last week. From an Arizona standpoint, the most vital focus was on bald eagles at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 27, 2018
The business of water is a big part of the current and future plans for the state’s supply. That is the overarching topic of a conference being held Wednesday in Tucson.
Mar. 27, 2018
President Trump recently mentioned that he wanted the U.S. to have its own “space force.” That particular phrasing caught a lot of people by surprise and made it seem extremely far-fetched. But members of the House have actually brought it up themselves.
Mar. 26, 2018
Before last week’s accident involving a self-driving car that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, the vehicles were not living up to expectations.
Mar. 26, 2018
More than 70 years ago, contractors for the U.S Air Force started disposing of chemical waste and solvents near Tucson International Airport.
Mar. 26, 2018

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