Science News

A perigee full moon or "supermoon" is seen on Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ingalls - NASA)
For the first time in 152 years, a super moon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse will coincide on Wednesday. Joining us to discuss this celestial trifecta is Brendan Mullan, astrophysicist and assistant professor of physics at Point Park University.
Jan. 30, 2018
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins, ASU president Michael Crow and NAU President Rita Cheng
“What we need from the people of Arizona and from the leadership of Arizona is support for the students from Arizona that want to go to one of the three public universities,” said ASU President Michael Crow.
Jan. 30, 2018
wind turbines
The 515-mile line would carry wind energy across the West.
Jan. 30, 2018
National Park Service officials recently counted 137 bald eagles and five golden eagles at Lake Mead — the highest number in the area east of Las Vegas in five years and above the 10 year average.
Jan. 29, 2018
rice
Wild rice growing in northern Australia could hold the key to breeding a grain that is drought and pest resistant.
Jan. 29, 2018
Tonto National Forest
Residents in the Payson area may see and smell smoke this week. That’s because Tonto National Forest officials will be conducting prescribed fire treatments through Feb. 2.
Jan. 27, 2018
DNA representation
High level research related to gene therapy has been going on for a couple of decades.
Jan. 26, 2018
EPA
The Union of Concerned Scientists this week filed to sue the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court. The lawsuit is over an EPA policy that changes who can serve on its advisory boards.
Jan. 26, 2018
 tree rings
The North Atlantic jet stream has been changing over the last half century, as have extreme summer weather events in Europe, a University of Arizona-led team found.
Jan. 25, 2018
It’s not even February yet, but temperatures could hit the low 80s by Sunday. And by Monday, we could break a record.
Jan. 25, 2018
smoking ashtray
Cancer education advocates hope to better educate lawmakers on benefits of raising smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21.
Jan. 25, 2018
Citrus
About $17 million in federal grants have just been awarded to fight a disease called citrus greening, devastating citrus crops nationwide. Jan. 15 was the start date of the four-year grant.
Jan. 25, 2018
State lawmakers and Arizona cancer experts are weighing the benefits of banning kids' access to tanning beds.
Jan. 24, 2018
Flagstaff
Even as President Trump has moved to withdraw the U.S. from efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, many U.S. cities have charged ahead with their own efforts. The city of Flagstaff is holding an open house tonight to gather input on its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Jan. 24, 2018
You may have seen images of the late Tupac Shakur from the 2012 Coachella Music Festival. A hologram of Shakur was projected to be on stage. The late Roy Orbison will reportedly be used for an international hologram tour, 30 years after he passed away. And that kind of technology is advancing—which could impact the music industry and, possibly, how fans view their favorite performers.
Jan. 24, 2018
“They all brought their gifts to this world and they ended up in a place where they had no one,” said Hospice of the Valley Community Engagement Director Lin Sue Cooney. “It’s our collective responsibility as a community to make sure that they have dignity and comfort at the end of life.”
Jan. 24, 2018
blood drive
The Red Cross is experiencing a major shortage of blood and platelets.
Jan. 24, 2018
Technology giant Apple may be eyeing Phoenix as a strong contender for a new campus.
Jan. 24, 2018
This week, Gov. Doug Ducey and lawmakers will convene a special session to pass a slew of laws aimed at everything from expanding treatment to reducing the supply of pills.
Jan. 22, 2018
Tamiflu
Widespread flu continues in Arizona with no sign of letting up, with over 14,000 cases already this season.
Jan. 22, 2018

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