Science News

pager, beeper
Text paging can be dangerous in hospitals, as KJZZ's medical commentator, Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jul. 26, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
Arizona’s two senators have cast their votes in favor of starting debate on a repeal and replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Jul. 25, 2017
integrated fixed tower
Homeland Security is rolling out a series of digital towers along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s part of a plan to secure the border that started in Arizona. Now the effectiveness of the towers is being questioned.
Jul. 25, 2017
doctor
Arizona health care providers are concerned that Congress is considering health care reform that would have devastating impacts on the state’s most vulnerable populations.
Jul. 25, 2017
blood donation
The American Red Cross came up about 61,000 blood donations short for the months of May and June and it is putting the word out that it needs make up for the shortage.
Jul. 25, 2017
Perscription pills
State health officials continue to gather real-time data on Arizona’s opioid epidemic, and the numbers keep getting worse.
Jul. 25, 2017
The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as soon as today on whether to debate a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or to just repeal it outright.
Jul. 25, 2017
Aljojuca lagoon
Eight students from Northern Arizona University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are studying volcanoes in central Mexico to better understand the "plumbing" of monogenetic volcanoes.
Jul. 25, 2017
Space
And next we bring you a story about the challenges of baking bread — in space, which turns out to be harder than you might initially think. A German company called Bake in Space has spent the last year tackling the rather complex problem of how to bake and eat bread in space.
Jul. 24, 2017
The most extreme monsoon storms are growing more intense in central and southwestern Arizona, according to a study by the University of Arizona and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Jul. 24, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Protests, presidential visits and a major HIV conference are among the top stories on the international stage coming up this week. With me for our weekly look-ahead is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jul. 24, 2017
Marijuana
The state health department reports there were more than 850 possible opioid overdoses between mid-June and mid-July, with 10 percent of them fatal. The state, and the country as a whole, are trying to deal with the opioid epidemic, and there seems to be a growing consensus that there’s not a one-size-fits all approach to treating those who are addicted.
Jul. 24, 2017
The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona.
Jul. 24, 2017
Volunteers
Older adults who volunteer experience a better quality of life — that’s what a new study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, found when it examined the health impacts on volunteers 55 and older.
Jul. 24, 2017
Arizona State University has earned six new awards from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, and now ranks first among the recipients in its category.
Jul. 22, 2017
mosquito
Maricopa County has reported its first West Nile death of the season. The county has already seen 19 cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year.
Jul. 21, 2017
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a health-care bill next week, possibly on Tuesday. But it’s not yet clear what they’ll actually be voting on — a straight-up repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a repeal and replace plan, or something else altogether.
Jul. 21, 2017
Senator John McCain
Senator John McCain has been staying engaged despite his diagnosis of an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Jul. 21, 2017
Sewer grate
Simply put, wastewater is defined as water that has been used in a home or business or as part of an industrial process. And since “waste” is part of the word, you can only imagine what that means it could include. But for some scientists, the process doesn’t end there.
Jul. 19, 2017
Nuclear plant
Political hacking has been all over the news over the past several months, but perhaps more quietly, hackers have also been targeting companies that operate energy facilities, including nuclear power plants.
Jul. 19, 2017

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