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A bat found near Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. The bat was collected close to the popular lodge and canteen Aug. 31.
Sep. 14, 2018
About two dozen cows have been found dead over the past few days in Navajo County.
Sep. 14, 2018
Podcast Playlist: On The Media — Red Wine Paradox
Public discussion in the U.S. about wine and health has centered around the "French paradox," the theory that the French maintain somewhat unhealthy lifestyles without significant risk for heart disease in part due to their enthusiastic consumption of red wine.
Sep. 13, 2018
For many of us, listening to music is a visceral experience. We don’t just hear it — we feel it too. But for some people with a condition called synesthesia, music isn’t just heard or felt, they can actually see it.
Sep. 13, 2018
Keeping secrets is an extremely common part of human behavior — whether we’re keeping them for ourselves, for a friend or loved one.
Sep. 13, 2018
Chants of "build the wall" were a common occurrence on President Trump’s campaign trail and his efforts to find the $5 million dollars in federal funding to complete the project will likely be front and center when funding debates kick off this fall.
Sep. 13, 2018
Earlier this month, a fire destroyed an estimated 90 percent of the nearly 20 million pieces housed at the National Museum of Brazil. But in burning artifacts, the blaze also erased a large amount of the country’s history. Around the world, museums house the items that tell a region’s story.
Sep. 12, 2018
A summit is getting underway today in San Francisco looking into the efforts of cities, states, regions, companies and investors to deal with climate change.
Sep. 12, 2018
Shakespeare told us a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet — but we're not so sure that goes for hurricane names. So how do hurricanes get their names?
Sep. 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in North Carolina on Thursday, with what one federal official calls a “Mike Tyson punch.”
Sep. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Confidence
We might think that confidence is a performance and that some people are more believable than others because they exude a certainty that we don't have. However, it turns out that confidence comes with experience and knowledge, and that having some hesitation about accuracy can be beneficial.
Sep. 12, 2018
The more coniferous trees there are, the less healthy the forest, and the higher likelihood of a nasty wildfire.
Sep. 11, 2018
It seems intuitive that exercising makes us healthier in more ways than one — that when our bodies are healthy, so are our minds.
Sep. 11, 2018
Barrow Neurological Institute just got a chunk of money — $50 million — to launch a new center to study brain cancers like glioblastoma. That's the same disease that took the life of Sen. John McCain.
Sep. 11, 2018
A new cancer center at Barrow Neurological Institute is looking for a cure for brain cancers like glioblastoma, the disease that took the life of Sen. John McCain.
Sep. 10, 2018
Almost everyone has that one song that always gets them up and dancing — no matter what. And not surprisingly, the songs that make us move are often hits. But just what makes a song catchy enough to top the charts?
Sep. 10, 2018
When a patient is told they need a kidney transplant, the clock starts ticking. Many opioid victims are dying and leaving behind healthy organs, which, increasingly, are infected with Hepatitis C. But now, new drugs are permitting patients to receive organs from Hep C-positive donors.
Sep. 10, 2018
On Saturday a floating boom designed to corral plastic pollution in the Pacific was launched. The goal of the pollution scooper, called the Ocean Cleanup, is ridding the world’s oceans of plastic pollution.
Sep. 10, 2018
ASU later this semester plans to roll out what it believes is the first official biology lab done in virtual reality. It’ll be a cell biology course, with two more classes to come. S
Sep. 10, 2018
Hot summer days are physically and emotionally draining, and many scientists believe climate change will only make it worse. In fact, the CDC confirmed that suicide rates in the U.S. are at their peak in the early summer.
Sep. 10, 2018

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