Science News

John DenBoer
In our society, aging is often framed as a process of losing independence — giving up your car keys. But technology is beginning to change that narrative. And entrepreneurs across the country and here in the Valley say tech has the potential to revolutionize how we age in the coming decades.
Oct. 25, 2017
Bloomberg
Cities and states across the country are worried about the so-called brain drain, with some of the most-educated and sought-after residents deciding to move somewhere else. Bloomberg looked into the numbers and found that a number of cities in the western U.S. are benefiting.
Oct. 24, 2017
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The successes of Hepatitis C appear to be fueling a new race: a cure for the virus’ often overlooked, but much more common relative, Hepatitis B.
Oct. 24, 2017
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The effects of climate change are already considered to be far-reaching, with unique weather patterns probably being the most obvious. But one scientist said it’s also leading to problems in the food we grow.
Oct. 24, 2017
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The Blue Watermelon Project came out of an experience Charleen Badman had with a program run by the James Beard Foundation.
Oct. 24, 2017
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The Arizona Corporation Commission began a series of hearings on Monday related to proposed new rates for solar customers of Tucson Electric Power. The hearings are scheduled to conclude on Nov. 2.
Oct. 24, 2017
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Bighorn sheep appear to be thriving in Southern Arizona. The animals were reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson four years ago.
Oct. 24, 2017
Senior housing is, and will continue to be a complex issue. There’s not enough inventory, it’s not always affordable, and land costs are rising. Needs and desires are changing - people aren’t only looking for the traditional retirement home anymore, and developers are creating alternative forms of housing.
Oct. 24, 2017
Yuma Endurance Flight Team
The final surviving member of the team that accomplished a record-breaking endurance flight in Yuma in 1949 has died.
Oct. 23, 2017
Sonoran Desert National Monument
The target shooting plan for the Sonoran Desert National Monument is now in a public protest period. The plan would re-open much of the Pipeline Road area to shooting but ban it in an area slated to get more campsites.
Oct. 20, 2017
Boundary Fire
Bigger, hotter wildfires, and more of them, are becoming the new normal, and a combination of climate change, subpar fire management and budget limitations are to blame.
Oct. 20, 2017
Meet three women over 55 who can do things like touch their toes and stand on their shoulders. That’s because they regularly do yoga. Here are their reflections on healthy aging.
Oct. 20, 2017
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More than 40 people have died in the fires that have extended a path of destruction through Northern California. It’s part of a trend involving wildfires becoming more catastrophic year after year. To learn more, I’m joined by Scott Stephens. He is a professor of Fire Science at UC-Berkeley.
Oct. 19, 2017
María “Toñita” Antonieta Fernández
According to data, Mexico City has about 70,000 inhabitants suffering dementia, but the number could increase to 3.7 million by 2050.
Oct. 19, 2017
An annual survey estimated that the endangered species dropped from 252 squirrels to about 35 over the past year.
Oct. 18, 2017
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It seems that people today carry with them the constant mantra "I'm so busy." It can be tough to juggle work, kids and life in general, but a lot of that feeling of being overwhelmed may be our own fault.
Oct. 18, 2017
Aging Series
For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Oct. 17, 2017
Sonoran Desert
The Arizona desert is the latest testing ground for climate change.
Oct. 17, 2017
Rattlesnake
A University of Arizona College of Medicine researcher has developed a therapy to delay or prevent the life-threatening effects of being bitten by a rattlesnake or other venomous snakes.
Oct. 16, 2017
An astronomer at Steward Observatory in Tucson was among the first ever to observe the collision of two dense stars in deep space.
Oct. 16, 2017

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