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A working internet connection is a prerequisite for all most every form of communication, but it has long been unavailable while flying. That is changing.
Sep. 28, 2017
Colorado River Basin
The binational commission that oversees water treaties between the United States and Mexico officially approved a new agreement on Wednesday. The deal extends a 1944 treaty for the Colorado River.
Sep. 28, 2017
biologists set up a net to catch bats
Biologists like Babb have decided it’s time for bats to get the spotlight. So, they’re building a database of information by catching bats with giant nets.
Sep. 27, 2017
child at the doctor
The Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this Saturday if Congress fails to act.
Sep. 27, 2017
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“Hey, you know, you’re really good at that.” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good to hear, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves or deal with failure.
Sep. 27, 2017
vegetables
The Art of Healthy Living takes kids and parents on a fruitful journey while offering hands-on learning about food nutrition, mindfulness and how sensory inputs affect moods, emotions and well-being.
Sep. 27, 2017
After a string of natural disasters have hit in the last several weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything. Many are still without power or a place to live in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. But we tend to forget the toll that these storms can have on animals — and we’re not just talking about pets who have been abandoned.
Sep. 26, 2017
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Sure, we use helium for balloons at birthday parties, but this critical liquid is also essential for modern electronics — and some serious science research.
Sep. 26, 2017
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
The University of Arizona’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on course to meet up with an asteroid, and its cameras took pictures of the home planet over the weekend.
Sep. 26, 2017
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona taxpayers are on the hook for more than $2 million in legal costs stemming from a series of anti-abortion laws passed over the last eight years.
Sep. 25, 2017
Book
Words are a vital part of how we communicate, but the words we use change over time. To help us understand all of that a lot better, we spoke with Cindi SturtzSreetharan, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
Sep. 25, 2017
monsoon storm floods
That cool air might signal the end of our beloved monsoon. The official end of the monsoon is Sept. 30, but I got a hold of Ken Waters at the National Weather Service here in Phoenix to find out why we have to say goodbye to the monsoons so early this year.
Sep. 25, 2017
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Environmentalists wonder how to put dead bodies to good use.
Sep. 25, 2017
Mud Turtle
It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
Sep. 25, 2017
elderly patient
There’s a high prevalence of depression among people with dementia. Now researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have received a grant to study older adults with both conditions.
Sep. 25, 2017
solar panel
President Donald Trump is set to decide whether to place tariffs on solar panels made overseas. On Friday, federal regulators in Washington, D.C., ruled unanimously that a glut of global imports has hurt some U.S. manufacturers.
Sep. 23, 2017
bread
Researchers have found that consumption of certain gluten-free foods can increase the risk of diabetes.
Sep. 23, 2017
shrimp
The shrimp you eat probably has been given a stamp of approval from researchers at the University of Arizona. Farmed shrimp is a $40 billion industry, and, according to analysts at the UA’s Aquaculture Pathology Lab, the success of the business relies heavily on a disease-free product.
Sep. 22, 2017
The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in peril now that Arizona Sen. John McCain has joined another Republican leader in rejecting GOP-sponsored legislation. Junior Sen. Jeff Flake says he will continue to support the measure, although he agreed with McCain that a long-term solution would have to be bipartisan.
Sep. 22, 2017
horny toad
A group of Phoenicians is welcoming the change in season — without one bit of pumpkin spice. For rattle snakes, frogs and most other amphibious and reptilian residents of the Phoenix Zoo, fall means one thing: a nice, long nap.
Sep. 22, 2017

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