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Artificial intelligence — despite its sci-fi connections and worrisome connotations — is becoming more common. But earlier this week, tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk told the National Governors Association that AI is “the biggest risk we face as a civilization.”
Jul. 19, 2017
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About one in 68 kids has autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. And there are a number of contributing factors to that. But researchers now say exposure to high levels of ozone, combined with other factors, could put kids at a higher risk of developing autism.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Earlier this year, DHS reported that personal exemption rates are up. Arizona Department of Health Services director said there’s a lot of fear and misinformation when it comes to vaccines.
Jul. 19, 2017
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As the Senate mulls its next step on health care, community groups and constituents are keeping the pressure on Arizona’s Senator Jeff Flake.
Jul. 19, 2017
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In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke deconstruct two such terms – significance and theory – and talk about why knowing how they're used in a scientific context can help us better understand the scientific process.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Across the American West, wildfires are occurring more frequently and destroying more land than ever before.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Can Obamacare be Fixed? Answers From An ACA Architect As the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare stalls, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act explores the stability of the program. Jul 19, 2017
Jul. 19, 2017
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As coal continues to lose out to natural gas and renewables, the industry is banking on research into new technologies to stay afloat. Both North Dakota and Wyoming are working to hone these technologies, working on everything from carbon capture to carbon products.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Even if Congress doesn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act, Arizona’s insurance marketplace could look much worse if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to let the law fail.
Jul. 19, 2017
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As we’ve heard this morning, the new plan in the Senate is to try for a straight-up repeal of the Affordable Care Act, after it became clear there were not enough votes for its bill to replace it. Either change, though, would have a significant impact on Native Americans, according to new research from Georgetown University.
Jul. 18, 2017
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The physician shortage in Arizona has created a lot of worries. Now we’re learning more about the growing need for new nurses in the state and across the country.
Jul. 18, 2017
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More than 81 programs will lose a combined $213 million in federal funds, in a budget cut from the Department of Health and Human Services
Jul. 18, 2017
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The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has fallen apart.
Jul. 18, 2017
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As the Phoenix area prepares for a chance of more rain, officials say they have a better idea of where monsoon storms hit the hardest on Sunday night.
Jul. 18, 2017
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The wind energy industry is growing worldwide, and so is the global competition between turbine-makers. That battle is now playing out in Wyoming.
Jul. 18, 2017
Phoenix is not known for strong winds, but that all changes when monsoons deliver destructive downdrafts like the one that damaged Burton Barr Central Library.
Jul. 18, 2017
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The number of suspected opioid overdoses fell in Arizona for the second week in a row, but suspected fatalities spiked to the highest weekly number since the state started collecting real-time data.
Jul. 17, 2017
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We're paying millions for plush mattresses and gee whiz gadgets — but a little "sleep hygiene" might save us lots of money.
Jul. 17, 2017
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Fewer people are dying from cancer, according to a July report from the Centers for Disease Control, but not all populations are improving equally.
Jul. 17, 2017
The $1.9 billion Rosemont Mine project southeast of Tucson has been facing questions of whether it will damage two Arizona streams. Now, Canadian company Hudbay Minerals is asking the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for more, including a full review of required water standards in the state.
Jul. 16, 2017

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