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Bioscience companies are exploring the scientific and life-saving potential of something that is usually seen as medical waste
Apr. 12, 2018
Windy days and a lack of rain may be to blame for a spike in valley fever cases in Arizona.
Apr. 12, 2018
Bats are dying across North America from a fungal infection called White Nose Syndrome.
Apr. 11, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Disappointment
There are many reasons we might not be happy with the decisions we make, but it turns out not many of them have to do with the actual choice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of disappointment.
Apr. 11, 2018
Lifeblood Of The Desert
A three-part series on how cities in Arizona manage one of the state’s most critical resources: water.
Apr. 11, 2018
This week, National Guard troops from Arizona and other states have started moving south to reinforce and support the U.S Border Patrol. In the meantime, another part of President Trump’s border security plan is also underway: The wall.
Apr. 11, 2018
Maintaining the Salt River Project’s pipes, ditches and canals poses unique technical and workforce problems. In this installment of the Arizona Science Desk’s “Lifeblood of the Desert” series, we explore how SRP is working with Arizona State University on some novel helpers.
Apr. 11, 2018
The Pulse: Teens Ghost Social Media
Amanda Lenhart of the Better Life Lab at New America, a nonprofit think tank in Washington D.C., studies teens and technology. A 2017 poll she led found that 58 percent of American teens have started to put their phones down and step away from social media.
Apr. 10, 2018
Wildfire seasons in the U.S. are growing longer and more destructive, and a dry Arizona winter could mean a rough fire season ahead. Now, research points to a surprising link between wildfires and streamflows.
Apr. 10, 2018
Saguaros are one of the symbols of Arizona. The majestic cacti stand tall in our landscape, but in Saguaro National Park, they are being stolen.
Apr. 9, 2018
The tragic accident that saw an autonomous Uber vehicle strike and kill a pedestrian has led many to call for a dramatic slowdown in testing and increased regulations. Some engineers believe such a slowdown makes the most sense in the long run and will ultimately lead to better autonomous cars with fewer flaws.
Apr. 9, 2018
Restoration Brings New Life To Santa Cruz River
The Santa Cruz River is a big reason why Tucson exists, and has for thousands of years. But, like other desert waterways, the river doesn't always flow. Re-use of treated wastewater is bringing sections of the riverbed to life.
Apr. 9, 2018
Baseball is much more advanced than it used to be. Nutrition and training regimens are better than they were even a decade ago. There are stats about stats with acronyms no one understand. But perhaps no other part of the game is scrutinized as closely as pitching.
Apr. 9, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control says a dangerous “nightmare bacteria” has been found in every state in the country.
Apr. 8, 2018
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and some kinds of post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to receive hyperbaric oxygenation therapy in Arizona. For more on this, The Show's Lauren Gilger is joined by Dr. Audrey Erman, director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson.
Apr. 6, 2018
When the omnibus spending bill cleared Congress last month, federal employees felt a sigh of relief — at least they avoided a government shutdown and could return to their jobs. Except in Las Vegas.
Apr. 6, 2018
There hasn’t been much movement — at least publicly — on the issue of water in the three months lawmakers have been in session.
Apr. 6, 2018
Can The Way Students Use ID Cards Predict Whether They Drop Out?
Amazon knows what you shop for online, your cellphone provider knows whom you've called and your employer might know where you use your ID badge. Now, the University of Arizona is exploring another use for big data: spotting students at risk of dropping out.
Apr. 6, 2018
Earlier this week, the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest tweeted about the number of unattended campfires. Turns out, they're on the rise.
Apr. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Science Of Happiness
UC Berkeley is using science to make us happy. "Happiness guinea pigs" test out the infamous 36 questions to fast-friendship.
Apr. 5, 2018

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