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The endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) has weathered challenges from near extinction to political wrangling. Now, a genetic study settles whether the wolves might have interbred with dogs.
Jul. 9, 2018
A lab at the University of Arizona is developing an innovative model to study pulmonary diseases.
Jul. 7, 2018
More than two decades after the discovery of the first planet outside of Earth’s solar system, scientists have captured the first confirmed image of a newborn world.
Jul. 7, 2018
For the second year in a row, the number of Arizona children claiming vaccination exemptions rose.
Jul. 6, 2018
The birth rate in Arizona has taken a plunge over the past decade or so. Last year, there were nearly 81,000 births here while in 2007, there were about 103,000.
Jul. 6, 2018
An Obstacle Of Recycled Water: Ick Factor
Communities in some very dry states have had to get creative, sometimes purifying sewage into drinking water. More western cities are beginning to get on board, too. But there’s a problem.
Jul. 6, 2018
Two wells near the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson were closed after the EPA found high levels of dangerous chemicals in the water.
Jul. 5, 2018
The National Weather Service has placed most of Arizona under an excessive heat warning through Friday — and escaping it won't be easy.
Jul. 5, 2018
The Pulse: Science And The Fourth Of July
To celebrate the holiday, we dig into the science that makes fireworks sparkle, flags durable, and hot dogs delicious. Plus, what brain researchers are learning about the pursuit of happiness and feelings of patriotism.
Jul. 4, 2018
Only about half of Arizona's forest fire lookout towers are used during the fire season, but are crucial to forest safety. On the more high-tech side of the spectrum, there are also people trying to figure out how we can use technology to improve the way we detect wildfires.
Jul. 3, 2018
The Pulse: Do Soda Taxes Help Or Hurt The Poor?
As a growing number of cities consider their own soda taxes, the impact on low-income neighborhoods has become a topic of national debate.
Jul. 3, 2018
There are many famous scenes of just how angry things can get in a courtroom — on TV, at least. But in real life, even though anger is often part of the script, one researcher found that the old double standard holds true.
Jul. 2, 2018
About 20 years ago, tetrachloroethene, a chemical commonly used in dry cleaning, polluted groundwater underneath 35th and 38th streets from Indian School Road to Piccadilly Road in Phoenix.
Jul. 2, 2018
The Pulse: Medicaid Plan Offers Food As Medicine
The growing number of “food as medicine” programs nationally are aimed at improving nutrition among adults with serious illnesses to help them heal, recover from medical procedures and control chronic diseases.
Jul. 2, 2018
In the hot summer months, almost every forecast in Phoenix comes with an ozone or high pollution advisory.
Jul. 2, 2018
Human voices convey meaning and emphasis by changing pitch. Now, scientists at University of California, San Francisco believe they have found the brain area that makes this possible.
Jul. 2, 2018
About 200 people were sickened in the recent E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Jun. 29, 2018
Today, researchers still don’t know what causes Alzheimer's, and there are no real prevention options. When someone is diagnosed with it, the conversation quickly turns to managing the disease rather than curing it.
Jun. 28, 2018
The World Health Organization announced last week that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases. But not all psychologists agree with the move.
Jun. 27, 2018
The Phoenix metropolitan area had some of the most days with polluted air of the ten most populated metro areas in 2016.
Jun. 27, 2018

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