Science News

lettuce
Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer. When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage.
Jun. 1, 2017
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An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers.
Jun. 1, 2017
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Drop-dead gorgeous plant kills big game in the Rocky Mountain West.
May. 31, 2017
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Why is hard to say no? Why don't we take into account the opportunity cost when we're considering our options? While saying yes is very important, we might be too prone toward saying yes to things when we should be saying no.
May. 31, 2017
metorite found in Arizona
About a year ago, a big ball of light shot across the early morning sky and was seen over many areas of the Southwest. And the meteorite that fell that morning has been determined to be really, really rare.
May. 31, 2017
Researchers have completed the first full genome map of the Mojave desert tortoise. The data and could aid conservation of the threatened species, fill in blanks in the reptile’s evolutionary history and, perhaps, offer clues to improving human health and longevity.
May. 31, 2017
Solar Panel
The United States has filed a petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) that could allow it to slap emergency tariffs on imported solar products.
May. 30, 2017
plane drops fire retardant
The lightning-caused blaze has now burned nearly 7,200 acres in three weeks.
May. 30, 2017
clouds
Storms moving along Valley's outer mountains, but that's not necessarily good news.
May. 30, 2017
IT department
If you haven’t yet heard the term “robocalypse”, you probably will soon, as more businesses are replacing human labor with machines.
May. 30, 2017
Pueblo del Sol Elementary School in Maryvale
Katherine Hall stuffed a ziplock bag full of mixed salad greens to sell at Fresh Express, a mobile produce store built into an old city bus. A nonprofit is part of a coalition behind Fresh Express and other efforts to change Maryvale’s status as a so-called food desert.
May. 30, 2017
The study looked at 66,000 different bollworm caterpillars to find how hybrid cotton planted in China reduced the numbers of the resistant bugs.
May. 30, 2017
Cactus Fire
The summer wildfire season is just beginning in Arizona. Many state parks and recreation areas have put fire bans into place as a precaution.
May. 29, 2017
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the final product label for Syndros, a cannabis-based oral solution used to treat weight loss in cancer and AIDS patients.
May. 29, 2017
New leadership overseeing a portion of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative promises to aggressively increase thinning operations by this time next year.
May. 29, 2017
Jupiter
Scientists heading an imaging mission of the planet Jupiter Thursday revealed some of their first discoveries captured by scientific instruments and the camera.
May. 29, 2017
Phoenix City Council
Last week, the Phoenix City Council adopted the Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan - it’s a first step in what will be an ongoing effort.
May. 29, 2017
Tonto National Forest
Two of the state’s six national forests - the Coronado and the Tonto - have issued stage one fire restrictions meaning no campfires nor smoking outside a car or building.
May. 29, 2017
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Fisherman looking to make a big catch on Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes will have to wait.
May. 29, 2017
Smiling People
The more conversations you have, the happier you are. But, not all conversations are equal.
May. 29, 2017

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