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Dead pinyon trees
Crews fighting wildfires in 11 Western states are shifting tactics, trying to avoid lifeless, unstable trees killed over the past years by bark beetles, disease and other infestations.
Sep. 7, 2017
After months of work, Arizona health officials have issued a broad set of recommendations to Gov. Doug Ducey on how to combat the opioid epidemic.
Sep. 7, 2017
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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of pronouns, determiners, conjunctions and prepositions, and why it's so hard for us to change them.
Sep. 6, 2017
head of lettuce
Some Arizona and California farms growing leafy greens have met new compliance measures required for food safety - six months ahead of a federal deadline.
Sep. 5, 2017
Saddle Mountain Brewing Company beer
Beer is made from four primary ingredients: grain, hops, yeast and water, but many craft brewers experiment. A group of Arizona breweries recently took on an ingredient most people have never tasted.
Sep. 5, 2017
Nurse John Roesler
When Hurricane Harvey rolled through Houston, it semi-submerged tens of thousands of homes in water. Among those living there when it hit were the health care providers who treat Houston's cancer patients.
Sep. 4, 2017
Hand Soap
A Food and Drug Administration ban on over-the-counter antiseptic soaps and cosmetics containing certain active ingredients goes into effect Sept. 6. But it’s up to consumers to avoid products the ban doesn’t cover.
Sep. 4, 2017
Saturn
When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft takes its fatal dive into Saturn, Sept. 15, a University of Arizona scientist’s instrument will be the last to provide images of the ringed planet.
Sep. 4, 2017
Pumpjack
Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on oil operations in the Gulf Coast, and even states far from the storm’s path are feeling its impact on the energy industry.
Sep. 1, 2017
As the Trump administration weighs the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, a new study reveals the program’s effects on their children.
Aug. 31, 2017
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How will we live in 20 years? Or 50? Or 100? A one-of-a-kind, only-in-LA plot at the very end of Mulholland Highway inspired some of the world's best designers to think hard about the home of the future, in Los Angeles and beyond.
Aug. 31, 2017
blue pipes
Some of the major buildings that make up the downtown Phoenix skyline are all cooled by the biggest version of an air conditioner you've ever heard of, and it's right under the street.
Aug. 31, 2017
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Another lawsuit has been filed against one of the nation’s largest opioid drug makers, this time in its home state.
Aug. 31, 2017
As Arizona grapples with an opioid epidemic, a band of volunteers in Phoenix works under the radar to get those who are addicted clean syringes and medical care. They believe one of the biggest barriers to curbing the death toll is stigma and isolation.
Aug. 31, 2017
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The mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus is working its way through the Valley. Maricopa County has confirmed 35 cases, including two deaths, so far this year, an uptick from the same time a year ago.
Aug. 31, 2017
Exposure to environmental heat caused 37 work-related deaths and almost three thousand injuries in 2015. The new state data also show the hottest states are not home to the highest rate of heat deaths. For as hot as Arizona is, the state ranks fifth overall.
Aug. 30, 2017
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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the relationship between pain and the brain, touching on the evolution of pain as retribution, both biologically and culturally.
Aug. 30, 2017
Oil Pipeline
After months of protest, legal wrangling and stalled construction, the Dakota Access Pipeline is up and running — and transforming how oil leaves North Dakota.
Aug. 30, 2017
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The U.S. Homeland Security Department and National Security Agency have given the University of Arizona a new designation. It's called CAE-R, and stands for Center of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense Research.
Aug. 29, 2017
There’s been a lot of talk, both on this program and elsewhere, about the opioid epidemic the state and country are facing. But within that epidemic, new research shows patients suffering from mental illness are being prescribed a disproportionate share of these painkillers.
Aug. 29, 2017

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