Science News

Last month, the Tempe City Council voted to go 100% renewable by 2035. Not an easy, or a cheap, task. But it turns out, they’re getting a little help along the way from a class of Arizona State University students.
Apr. 19, 2018
Nearly 650,000 Valley residents are at risk of their jobs being affected by automation over the next decade or so. That’s among the findings of a new report from New America.
Apr. 19, 2018
One of the world’s rarest, largest and foulest flowers will bloom Thursday night at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It’s been a long time coming.
Apr. 18, 2018
The threat of an asteroid colliding with the Earth is often over-hyped.
Apr. 17, 2018
Have you ever wondered why dogs only sweat through their feet? Or why cacti have spines instead of leaves? There’s a website that can answer your questions.
Apr. 17, 2018
Early last year, the Obama Administration put forward something called the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule. It specified the kinds of practices organic egg and meat producers would have to follow to be considered organic. The Trump Administration recently withdrew that rule.
Apr. 17, 2018
Roughly one out of every 68 kids is on the autism spectrum, and there’s a lot of research into how they learn and what interventions work the best to make that happen. But Megan Farley has been looking at a slightly older population: 22 to 51-year-olds.
Apr. 17, 2018
Water on the moon appears to be more spread out along its surface rather than concentrated at the poles as previously thought.
Apr. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Opioid Shortage Spells Trouble For Hospitals
A diminishing supply of opioid drugs for hospital use is forcing physicians to improvise and potentially puts patients at additional risk.
Apr. 17, 2018
The Rocky Mountains Are Dusty, And It
A menace lurks beneath the snow high up in the southern Rocky Mountains.
Apr. 17, 2018
Commissioners in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River are talking about Arizona. They sent a letter to the head of Arizona’s water department, saying the state needs to resolve its internal disputes and finalize an agreement on how to deal with a future shortage on the river.
Apr. 16, 2018
A study of a rare form of dementia could reveal signs of how the brain copes with damage to its language centers.
Apr. 16, 2018
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that has spread to 11 states. The likely cause is romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, a major supplier of winter produce in the country.
Apr. 16, 2018
A Complete Streets Advisory Board member of the board says while they have held up their end of the bargain, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has refused to work with them, resulting in years of impasse.
Apr. 16, 2018
The EPA's Regional Haze Rule, established in 1999, calls for state and federal agencies to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon. The president is asking the EPA to review that rule.
Apr. 16, 2018
A federally funded study shows a Phoenix-area nonprofit that cares for the homeless could save the state millions of dollars each year. Circle the City treats people who aren’t sick enough to stay in a hospital, but have nowhere else to heal.
Special Report: Homeless In Plain Sight
Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona’s bioscience sector is outpacing the country when it comes to adding jobs, but falling behind on venture-capital funding.
Apr. 16, 2018
Scientists have discovered two salt lakes beneath a Canadian ice cap that could help NASA’s search for life on other worlds.
Apr. 13, 2018
A squirrel at the Phoenix Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy, exciting scientists because there are only about 35 Mount Graham red squirrels left in the world. As Arizona heads into wildfire season, concerns remain due to the vulnerability of the endangered animal.
Apr. 12, 2018
This is not a great time to be a Valley sports fan. But Phoenix is in the center of the sports universe in a different sense starting Thursday, as ASU's Global Sport Institute hosts its inaugural Global Sport Summit.
Apr. 12, 2018

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