Science News

Aging Series
Ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day and the people who traditionally take care of them is changing. Forty million men are taking care of their aging loved ones, according to AARP. As the population continues to age, more male caregivers will tackle what was traditionally a woman's role.
Oct. 16, 2017
University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is raising awareness about metastatic breast cancer. At Stage 4, the cancer spreads to other organs in the body and usually is lethal.
Oct. 13, 2017
Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will deliver a keynote speech Saturday at the third annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in downtown Phoenix.
Oct. 13, 2017
Plasma sphere.
The Yuma Main Library was selected as one of eight sites nationwide to host a traveling space science exhibit.
Oct. 13, 2017
The Anthem Community Council Board Meeting on Thursday.
The utility EPCOR is proposing setting up a hauling station close to New River and Desert Hills, two communities where some residents are at risk of losing water access at the end of the year. But EPCOR would need to buy or lease a vacant lot from the neighboring town Anthem.
Oct. 13, 2017
Brett Morrison
This question facing drug users - do you call 911 during an overdose - has increasingly become a public health concern as opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Many states have laws designed to get people to do that without fear of being arrested. But in recent years, efforts to make that happen in Arizona have gone nowhere. Some hope that could finally change.
Oct. 13, 2017
solar panels
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
Oct. 13, 2017
2015 and 2016 saw record levels of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, even though human carbon emissions have stabilized in recent years. Now, scientists think they know why.
Oct. 13, 2017
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
Oct. 12, 2017
firefighter helmet
At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
Oct. 12, 2017
water faucet
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
Oct. 12, 2017
Inside Energy
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants.
Oct. 12, 2017
The $2.7 million federally-funded project will install new adaptive signal control technology at 52 intersections along Bell Road.
Oct. 12, 2017
We all know the phrase there are a lot of fish in the sea, but do you think it’s possible to document all of them? Right now in a laboratory about 60 miles north of Seattle, scientists are busy taking CT scans of every type of fish in the ocean. One Valley professor spent his summer break up there helping out with that project.
Oct. 11, 2017
Colorado River
The Colorado River has been a driving force in the population growth in the Southwest over the decades. Without it, there may not be enough water to sustain extremely dry areas, which have become drier, thanks to extended periods of drought.
Oct. 11, 2017
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Have you ever wondered why some people are always punctual, even early, while others are perpetually late? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about some of the psychology behind synchronizing our cultural and personal clocks, and how to put yourself in a less anxious space no matter who you are.
Oct. 11, 2017
eye closeup
Travelers who want to avoid security checkpoint lines at Sky Harbor Airport may soon have another option. A private company that goes by Clear wants to bring its biometric identity verification system to Phoenix.
Oct. 11, 2017
Paulo Shakarian
The Equifax hacking scandal continues to have a widespread impact. Was the Equifax breach preventable? Is it just the proverbial tip of the iceberg for hackers? Recently, CactusCon, the largest annual hacker and security conference in Arizona, brought experts together to talk about Equifax and what could be next.
Oct. 10, 2017
health
After the failure last month of the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill on health care, Congress is once again looking into coming up with a bipartisan measure to stabilize the health insurance marketplace.
Oct. 10, 2017
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In a federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix right now, the Goldwater Institute is arguing that the Food and Drug Administration needs to increase transparency of its drug approval process.
Oct. 10, 2017

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