Science News

The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a distinctive green and pink bird often spotted in Phoenix neighborhoods. However, they're not native song birds but parrots originally from southwestern Africa.
Sep. 10, 2018
The University of Arizona Nursing School is trying to help smokers quit the habit permanently by using a visualization technique called “guided imagery.”
Sep. 8, 2018
A number of state and federal agencies have joined forces on a plan to improve forest health and protect water supplies on the Mogollon Rim.
Sep. 7, 2018
Anthony Salvanto of CBS immerses himself in the numbers as the network’s elections and surveys director, and he explains his approach in the new book, "Where Did You Get This Number? A Pollster’s Guide to Making Sense of the World."
Sep. 7, 2018
Opportunity — or "Oppy," as those who work with her call her — was intended to go up to Mars for just a 90-day mission, but she’s lasted more than 14 years. But, a few months ago, Oppy went radio silent after it was hit by a big a major, planet-encircling dust storm.
Sep. 6, 2018
Last month, TGen and Exesome Diagnostics called on NFL football players as it launched a study on CTE to see if their blood, saliva and urine could show early signs of the degenerative brain disease.
Sep. 6, 2018
One of the problems plaguing the healthcare industry is drug costs. In an effort to combat rising drug costs, Washington Post reports a group of American hospitals are launching a generic drug company to be called Civica Rx.
Sep. 6, 2018
A coalition of Republican attorneys general argued Wednesday in front of a federal judge that since Congress got rid of the penalty for people to not have health insurance, the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.
Sep. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Crazy/Genius — But, Seriously, Where Are The Aliens?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
Sep. 6, 2018
Since 2003, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has struck eight Arizona counties where it formerly was not found, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep. 5, 2018
Last month, Seattle’s skyline took on a hazy, smoky look as smoke from nearby wildfires blew in. That led a local meteorologist to talk about what might be a new weather phenomenon — "smokestorms."
Sep. 5, 2018
Scientists have been studying the urban heat island effect for a while now, but more recently, they’ve been trying to get more specific, localized data.
Sep. 5, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why People Seem More Attractive In A Group Than By Themselves
A few weeks ago we came across an article on "The Cheerleader Effect," or the idea that people seem more attractive in a group than in isolation. Although there does seem to be evidence that this is true, we couldn't help but speculate as to why.
Sep. 5, 2018
The West
In early August three years ago, Barb Horn stood along the banks of the Animas River in the city of Durango, Colorado. Word had spread of a mine waste spill upstream near Silverton. She waited, alongside hundreds of others, for the waste to appear. But the plume took longer than expected and eventually arrived at night.
Sep. 5, 2018
A unique collection of 38 fossilized baby reptiles found in northern Arizona could help fill in the evolutionary gap from reptilian to mammalian childbirth.
Sep. 4, 2018
A new international study warns against taking recovery efforts for the endangered Mexican wolf north of its historical range, as is suggested by some draft recovery plans
Sep. 4, 2018
At one workshop held last week, Elvin Fant explained his dream to put a high-tech indoor farm in a vacant school building in Globe, east of Phoenix.
Sep. 3, 2018
Studying Extreme Weather
ASU and the University of Buffalo are teaming up to study how extreme weather impacts American cities. To talk more about this research, I’m joined by Nick Rajkovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo, and Paul Coseo, an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the Design School at ASU.
Sep. 3, 2018
Detecting Wildfires Is Both High-Tech And Low-Tech
Only about half of Arizona's forest fire lookout towers are used during the fire season, but are crucial to forest safety. On the more high-tech side of the spectrum, there are also people trying to figure out how we can use technology to improve the way we detect wildfires.
Sep. 3, 2018
New Cochise County Development May Be A Strain On Local Water Supply
What will your neighborhood look like in 100 years? When you live in the desert, this question is less whimsical and more about simple practicalities.
Sep. 3, 2018

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