Science News

There’s a better than 50 percent chance Arizona will get less water from the Colorado River by 2020.
May. 16, 2018
When the next Mars rover launches in 2020, it will sport a sidekick: a football-sized scout helicopter. NASA will test the chopper’s feasibility on the Red Planet and use its bird’s-eye view to improve mission planning and rover navigation.
May. 15, 2018
Climate Change Is Making Droughts Worse In The Western U.S.
A new study from NASA reinforces the idea that droughts are getting worse and could become more frequent in the Western U.S. The culprit is human-caused climate change.
May. 15, 2018
It's now 2018 and people are still wondering if we'll ever see flying cars in our lifetime. Luckily, Uber might have an answer to that question.
May. 15, 2018
Even though older people are often the ones who need the kinds of treatments tested in clinical trials, they are rarely the people involved in testing them.
May. 14, 2018
A project being undertaken by the University of Arizona and its health sciences arm is coming about thanks to the largest National Institutes of Health grant the state has ever received.
May. 14, 2018
What are memories made of? And can they be transferred? One clue might lie with a humble sea slug.
May. 14, 2018
The CDC reports that death from older adult falls is on the rise — from about 18,000 in 2007 to almost 30,000 in 2016. Fall deaths in Arizona are also up. "In 2007 Arizona had 637 fall deaths and that rose to 983 in 2016," said Elizabeth Burns, a health scientist with the CDC.
May. 14, 2018
Program provides immediate access to medicine and treatment, and results in early viral suppression.
May. 13, 2018
One assisted living facility in Phoenix uses sensors to help caregivers track residents' health.
May. 11, 2018
Some drivers using Tesla’s autopilot have complained about sudden veering, which some reports say is caused by a software bug. This is the latest reported issue with autonomous vehicles.
May. 9, 2018
"Complete Streets" is an idea not only to design city streets for moving cars and trucks quickly and efficiently, but to design a city that encourages people to walk and bike and take transit.
May. 8, 2018
With summer fast approaching, many turn their thoughts to swimsuit bods and summer tans. Now, a new genetic study might help explain why some of us burn while others tan — and how the genes involved relate to skin cancer.
May. 8, 2018
NASA retired its space shuttle mission earlier this decade while private companies like SpaceX have generated headlines, in recent years, for both their proposed and actual missions into space.
May. 7, 2018
The Show regulrly checks in with Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
May. 7, 2018
Acne is often dismissed as a rite of passage during adolescence. However, with the ever-rising increase in depression and anxiety in teens and young adults as well as the escalating number of cuttings and suicides, these studies are a major wake up call for all of us.
May. 7, 2018
One researcher at the University of Arizona is using the science of bioinformatics to better treat cancer patients.
May. 4, 2018
Temperatures in Phoenix could hit 108 on Sunday, which would break the previous record of 105 set in 1947.
May. 4, 2018
As our climate continues to warm here in the desert, sustainably growing food could become a serious challenge. Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to find new ways to approach agriculture and they’ve come up with one that’s garnering some attention.
May. 2, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Is Your Leader Too Charismatic?
Charismatic people have great vision. But a great leader also needs to make sure things get done. On this week's edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore how you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to charisma.
May. 2, 2018

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