Science News

Mesa staff embarked on a yearlong study this month to find out whether it’s feasible for the city to turn food waste into energy.
Oct. 16, 2018
Nearly half of the thousands of languages around the world are disappearing. And many of those are indigenous languages. Rosalyn LaPier argues the loss of these languages means more than just losing the language itself — we lose something important about our understanding of the natural world.
Oct. 16, 2018
Why Do We Keep Building Houses In Places That Burn Down?
It’s a real estate paradox: the most desirable places to live are also among the most susceptible to wildfires. Mansions in the Santa Monica Mountains, tiny cabins tucked into the Angeles National Forest, and houses at the very edge of subdivisions are all beautiful because they’re surrounded by undeveloped land. But what makes them beautiful is also what makes them dangerous.
Oct. 15, 2018
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed evidence on sitting, smoking and health. The study found sitting is not the new smoking.
Oct. 15, 2018
Diseases have been major drivers of human evolution. Now, research suggests that Neanderthal genes that are retained in modern humans once helped fight ancient viruses.
Oct. 15, 2018
Saturday’s rainfall helped make this one of the wettest Octobers on record according to the National Weather Service. The next rainiest October on record was in 1972.
Oct. 15, 2018
The Defense Department has awarded more than $2 billion in contracts to three companies to build rockets. Some of the build-out of those rockets is slated to happen in Arizona.
Oct. 15, 2018
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
Oct. 15, 2018
For those who remain unmoved by dire climate reports and worsening hurricanes, a new warning has emerged: Climate change is coming for your beer. A new international climate and economics study says that worsening heat and drought will lower barley yields by 3-17 percent over the 21st century.
Oct. 15, 2018
Expectant mothers go through changes in their organs and immune system that leave them open to severe flu infections. Now, an international study shows that flu shots can help keep them out of the hospital.
Oct. 15, 2018
The University of Arizona has launched an intervention program called “Saludable” aimed at reducing obesity among Latino youths throughout Arizona.
Oct. 14, 2018
It’s early for Arizona’s flu season, but the number of reported cases is already higher than last year at this time.
Oct. 12, 2018
You’ve seen the Waymo self-driving cars stopped at intersections, you’ve seen the Uber cars in your rearview, well here’s another name entering the Valley’s self-driving arena —The Institute for Automated Mobility.
Oct. 12, 2018
Over 1,000 acres of land in Pima county have been acquired by the Phoenix Zoo and the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation to create a wildlife conservation center.
Oct. 11, 2018
The U.S. Air Force has chosen three aerospace companies in which to invest $2 billion, including one that builds rockets in Chandler.
Oct. 11, 2018
There have been a number of efforts in Arizona — including at the ballot box — to give the state increased control over certain lands and environmental measures.
Oct. 11, 2018
Drought talks in Arizona continue. Earlier this week, the federal government released draft documents on a plan for Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
Oct. 11, 2018
Police are applying the same “DNA triangulation” technique that identified as the alleged Golden State Killer to both cold and active cases. But a new study raises concerns about how easily the data can identify anyone – even people who never submitted their DNA.
Oct. 11, 2018
Backers funding the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona ad campaign are spending more than $3.6 million on advertising aimed at promoting Proposition 127 and defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Oct. 11, 2018
For some medical specialties, it seems that women vastly outnumber men. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Oct. 11, 2018

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