Science News

A month after Puerto Rico revised its death toll from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000, experts are still investigating what made the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season so active. Now, a new study offers some answers.
Sep. 27, 2018
Nationally, there were 42,000 deaths from opioid overdoses in 2016. But, as bad as those numbers are, David Jernigan points out alcohol is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths every year.
Sep. 26, 2018
Scientists found over the past century, national parks saw their average temperatures rise two times higher than the rate of increase for the rest of the country. Rainfall also decreased more in national parks than elsewhere in the United States.
Sep. 26, 2018
Each year, 2 million people in the U.S. develop an antibiotic-resistant infection, and 23,000 die from one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, the current crisis is inspiring some researchers to revisit old ideas.
Sep. 26, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How We Learn Language
Can you remember what it was like for you to learn your native language? Probably not, but why is that? As humans, we begin learning to speak during the earliest stages of our lives, in infancy. Most people don’t have many accessible memories from this period of development. How do we do that?
Sep. 26, 2018
The study released Tuesday by West Health Institute asked for voter concerns state by state regarding six national topics: business or trade, environment, national security, immigration, jobs and the economy, and health care costs.
Sep. 25, 2018
A national cyberinfrastructure project led by the University of Arizona has received additional funding.
Sep. 25, 2018
"The Mayo Clinic: Faith — Hope — Science" premieres Tuesday night on PBS. The clinic is based in Rochester, but has a presence in other cities, including Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Sep. 25, 2018
A new survey released by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute found that a majority of adults worry they’ll develop the disease. But, at the same time, most of the people surveyed also believe a cure for the disease will be developed in their lifetime.
Sep. 25, 2018
On Monday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas went before the Arizona State Board of Education to propose new standards developed by Hillsdale College, a private Christian college in Michigan. But not everyone’s on board with the proposed standards.
Sep. 25, 2018
Blood Systems announced Monday that its 10 blood center brands, including the United Blood Services, will unite under a new name: Vitalant. The change may mean more services for Arizona residents.
Sep. 25, 2018
Leaders are considering the first update to K-12 science standards in 13 years. The years-long process has recently been mired in controversy.
Sep. 25, 2018
Health experts warn dry winter weather brings flu season with it. Even though winters are milder and arrive later in the Southwest, they warn that the flu vaccinations need a two week head start to let the body build up its immunity.
Sep. 24, 2018
The survey was done on behalf of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and two pharmaceutical companies. Fifty-four percent of people polled said they’re worried they might develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep. 24, 2018
Water is a rising concern for many companies. Intel, which has about 10,000 employees in Arizona, announced a water restoration goal last year: to restore 100 percent of its direct global water use by 2025. The company said it already restores about 80 percent, and it’s funding projects to make up for that final 20 percent.
Sep. 24, 2018
About 51 percent of transmasculine youth and 42 percent of non-binary adolescents reported attempting suicide. That was the highest suicide risk in the transgender community.
Sep. 21, 2018
Ramona Walls from the University of Arizona co-authored a recent Nature Ecology and Evolution paper detailing the importance of essential biodiversity variables.
Sep. 21, 2018
Ninety-one percent of the $2,344,672,606 spent by the The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system in fiscal year 2017 went to programs connected to Medicaid and KidsCare, the state’s health insurance program for low-income children.
Sep. 21, 2018
As the opioid epidemic continues to grip our state and nation, there is another population that’s being negatively affected by this crisis — the babies born to addicted mothers.
Sep. 21, 2018
Cochise County To Hold Town Hall On Sewage Concerns
Health officials in Cochise County have called a town hall meeting for Friday night to address health concerns from a massive, ongoing sewage spill from Mexico.
Sep. 21, 2018

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