Science News

Another winter storm is headed to Arizona on Tuesday, Feb. 27, bringing rain, snow and colder temperatures.
Feb. 25, 2018
A study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Texas State University says exercise-related social media posts may be influencing the health of viewers.
Feb. 24, 2018
State fire and safety officials are sounding the alarm ahead of the upcoming fire season.
Feb. 22, 2018
A new book calls out Silicon Valley for not being diverse enough — especially when it comes to a lack of female leaders at the top of the corporate ladder. That book is called "Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley" and its author, Emily Chang, is here to talk about it.
Feb. 22, 2018
This has been an exceptionally dry winter in Arizona, and that has a lot of people worried about what that could mean for our next wildfire season.
Feb. 22, 2018
Breast cancer researchers at the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank are collecting samples of women’s healthy breast tissue, so they can study what goes wrong when that tissue becomes cancerous. Next month, they’re coming to the Valley, and they’re asking women to come and donate.
Feb. 22, 2018
A conference in the Valley on Friday looks to help people and companies avoid data breaches — it’s called Security Titans, and it’s being put on by the Phoenix chapter of the Information Systems Security Association.
Feb. 22, 2018
Caregiving can cause a lot of financial strain. According to AARP, caregivers spend roughly $7,000 a year on their loved one’s care. If that person has dementia, the out-of-pocket costs can be even higher.
Feb. 22, 2018
Arizona voters may be asked to make changes to the state constitution this fall in a number of areas. Author Maya Van Rossum would also like voters here, and across the country, to have the chance to add constitutional protections for the environment.
Feb. 21, 2018
The value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been on a bit of a wild ride over the past several weeks. And that’s led more people to pay attention to this currency system, and ask questions about it — including, what is the blockchain?
Feb. 21, 2018
As autonomous vehicles become a more common sight on Valley roads, transit officials are thinking about how this new technology might fit into their future plans. Here to talk about that is Scott Smith, the CEO of Valley Metro.
Feb. 21, 2018
Don’t always believe every article in a medical journal, our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Feb. 21, 2018
The Arizona Snowbowl ski area reported 6 inches of fresh snow this holiday weekend, but the Flagstaff area still lags far behind average snowfall amounts this season.
Feb. 20, 2018
Phoenix Startup Week kicked off on Monday. Across the Valley, technology experts and entrepreneurs are meeting and sharing ideas on all things tech.
Feb. 20, 2018
The Sierra Club is pushing to keep safeguards in place that limit methane pollution from oil and gas companies. The safeguards were established under the Obama Administration and are now at risk of being rolled back.
Feb. 20, 2018
Citrus is one of Arizona’s celebrated “Five Cs,” but where did all of those oranges, grapefruits and limes come from? A new study helps clear up the chaotic backstory.
Feb. 19, 2018
A University of Arizona doctor created a database to prevent doctors from giving epilepsy patients drugs high in sugars and carbs.
Feb. 19, 2018
Will The Colorado River Ever Reach The Ocean Again?
In 2014, the Colorado River did something it hadn’t done in decades. For a few short weeks that spring, the overdrawn, overallocated river reached the Pacific Ocean.
Feb. 18, 2018
UA Focused On Project To Get First Images Of Black Holes
The University of Arizona is leading an international effort to take the first images of black holes. A National Science Foundation grant will help the team develop technology to crunch the data from telescopes.
Feb. 18, 2018
A scary countdown has begun in Cape Town, South Africa. There are 4 million residents in the city, but a water shortage has become so stark that it may be without water in less than three months.
Feb. 16, 2018

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