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The tools needed for building the future aren’t listed in a catalog. Sometimes the arts and sciences must walk hand-in-lab-glove to invent them.
Sep. 14, 2017
Lemons
The U.S. grows lemons in California, Arizona, Florida and Texas. But they are not all used for the same purpose. After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, harvests in Texas and Florida are threatened and supply is needed from elsewhere.
Sep. 14, 2017
Robot
When the economic discussion turns to artificial intelligence, robots and jobs, fear of the effect on humans is usually the first emotion to emerge.
Sep. 13, 2017
Dante Lauretta
The OSIRIS-REx mission is celebrating an anniversary. Last week marked one year since the spacecraft was launched. Its goal is to study the asteroid Bennu. Dante Lauretta is principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission. He's also a professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona.
Sep. 13, 2017
Medical marijuana
Researchers at Arizona State University want to pay marijuana users to study their habits and symptoms.
Sep. 13, 2017
saturn
When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft takes its fatal dive into Saturn, Sept. 15, a University of Arizona scientist’s instrument will be the last to provide images of the ringed planet.
Sep. 13, 2017
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As gratifying as applied research is, to set out to answer a specific research question, it's not always the best way to come up with new ideas, discover new things and develop understanding. For these things you need basic research or just a curiosity about the world and how it works.
Sep. 13, 2017
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While some Republicans push for a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are calling for a Medicare for all system. Could a bipartisan deal be struck?
Sep. 13, 2017
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Arizonans suffering with PTSD and seeking medical marijuana for treatment must continue clearing an extra hurdle before they are approved.
Sep. 13, 2017
Arizona’s bald eagle population continues to soar as numbers from this year’s breeding season reached a record of 82. Conservation efforts such as closures around nest sites have helped increase the population as the eagles are able to nest without disturbance.
Sep. 12, 2017
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, 4.6 million pounds of airborne emissions were released.
Sep. 12, 2017
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When I was 17, I started asking doctors to sterilize me. But they wouldn't. They told me things like, "Well, what if you change your mind later?" or, "You're too young to know this is the right choice for you."
Sep. 12, 2017
Nuclear plant
Arizonans exposed to radiation related to the nuclear weapons industry can find help applying for federal benefits at four meetings this week.
Sep. 12, 2017
Ford Proving Grounds
Arizona has six major proving grounds where miles of track are carefully curated to test car handling in the desert heat.
Sep. 12, 2017
Wet Canyon on Mount Graham
U.S. Geological Survey research found that 82 percent of watersheds in western America will see significant sediment increase by 2050.
Sep. 11, 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona
Flagstaff is sending a message to Congress calling for climate change action. And council members hope other Arizona cities will follow suit.
Sep. 11, 2017
The Arizona Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Program wrapped up a pilot project that provided free home HIV test kits.
Sep. 11, 2017
Outside the Avondale WIC office
A program that serves tens of thousands of women in Maricopa county is taking big budget hits. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program has seen its numbers drop over the past several years. There are 15 clinics in the Valley and as KJZZ’s Tiara Vian reports, WIC is closing two of them in Mesa and Avondale.
Sep. 11, 2017
The number of people dying from strokes has leveled off in Arizona – after years being on the decline.
Sep. 11, 2017
People with HIV are getting treatment and living longer in Arizona, but more people are being diagnosed with the disease.
Sep. 11, 2017

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