Science News

After 2015 went down as the worst year on record for fires, the nation’s top agricultural and forest officials met today to discuss what may be in store this year. They feel the fire season is already off to a troubling start.
May. 17, 2016
Those who have had a traumatic brain injury often live with pain and sickness in other parts of the body. New research has connected how a single TBI may suppress a person’s whole immune system and give them pain long after their injury.
May. 17, 2016
Air traffic controllers help make sure planes keep a safe distance, and don’t run into each other, among other things — but what about space?
May. 17, 2016
A 9-day-old peregrine falcon born high above downtown Phoenix is getting a little help from wildlife officials. Volunteer veterinarians have outfitted the baby bird that hatched earlier this month with small leg braces.
May. 17, 2016
The University of Arizona’s upcoming mission to an asteroid reaches a milestone this week when the vehicle built for it travels by airplane to Florida.
May. 17, 2016
Infusion Boot Camp is a six-week program at the Phoenix Children's Hospital for children and their parents.
May. 13, 2016
Maricopa County is now testing mosquitoes for the Zika virus.
May. 13, 2016
The University of Arizona will lead a nationwide study to test a compound that could prevent children from developing asthma.
May. 13, 2016
Plans for the South Mountain Freeway had been in development for years, and the Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are ready to move ahead with construction.
May. 12, 2016
Arizona has stepped up its participation in a national tool called BioSense. It helps health officials do surveillance on a variety of health conditions.
May. 12, 2016
How can cities contribute to their residents’ health? A conference today in Phoenix is exploring that question, and looking at the connection between community design and public health.
May. 12, 2016
Saturday is International Astronomy Day and enthusiasts in Tucson are having a star party to celebrate. There will be hands-on activities like making sun dials and meteor impact craters.
May. 12, 2016
A decade ago a dam was decommissioned at Fossil Creek, a tiny desert river tucked into the wilderness between Strawberry and Camp Verde. The move restored water to the creek’s rare travertine pools, but it also created a new problem: a flood of visitors.
May. 12, 2016
On Tuesday, the Arizona Geological Survey reported more than 60 earthquake events have occurred in northwestern Arizona since March 28.
May. 11, 2016
Concerns over the Zika virus in recent months have driven a decline in blood donations in border cities like Yuma, where travel restrictions rule out some potential donors. The loss of winter visitors is also a factor.
May. 11, 2016
Marjorie Baldwin studied discrimination against workers with disabilities as a health economist and professor at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, until her son was diagnosed with one of the most stigmatized health conditions there is — schizophrenia.
May. 10, 2016
As more and more states decriminalize marijuana possession and legalize its use, many adults across the country now have the ability to use marijuana freely — but how is this trend affecting our youth and young adults?
May. 10, 2016
Arizona officials are remaining vigilant as the invasive Quagga Mussels has been discovered in three lakes in Tonto National Forest.
May. 10, 2016
Three more places were added to Arizona's growing list of areas recognized for their commitment to darkness.
May. 10, 2016
Astronomy students at Cienega High School in Vail will be among the citizen scientists helping to document a total solar eclipse in 2017.
May. 10, 2016

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