Science News

A collaboration with nationally funded researchers is using 30 years of data to create the first ever “Grass-Cast.” The team uses historical data for counties, plus satellite images and weather forecasts to create a map of where to most likely find good vegetation growth.
Jun. 18, 2018
Wyoming’s Game and Fish Commission has decided the time is right to allow grizzly hunting. This fall, it will be legal for the bears to be shot for sport on public and private lands just beyond Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Jun. 15, 2018
The Pulse: Zebrafish Are The New Lab Rats
At the University of Calgary, scientists are using zebrafish in the lab in hopes of speeding up the drug discovery process. Neuroscientist Deborah Kurrasch and her team at the Cumming School of Medicine raise zebrafish to use in early phase research.
Jun. 15, 2018
The American Medical Association has approved a series of measures it says would reduce gun violence in the U.S. The AMA endorsed proposals to ban people younger than 21 from buying or owning guns or ammunition.
Jun. 15, 2018
Vaccines have been highly effective at reducing deadly diseases in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean infections like measles are a thing of the past. In fact, there’s new concern about outbreaks in places where more children are not being vaccinated.
Jun. 14, 2018
The average bat doesn’t turn into a vampire. It’s also not very likely to try to suck your blood. But those perceptions persist — that bats are out to get us. But bats — in particular the lesser long-nosed bat — are vital when it comes to having a positive environmental effect.
Jun. 14, 2018
The last couple of months have been especially troublesome when it comes to food-related illnesses. E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce that was grown in Arizona has led to nearly 200 people becoming sick, and five people dying, in 35 states.
Jun. 13, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How Our Brains Determine Value
We might take the card we swipe for granted at the grocery store when we buy food. We might look at our bank balance and not even think of how unique it is that we can translate those little numbers into experiences and things. It's merely one of the benefits of having big brains.
Jun. 13, 2018
The first monsoon storm will in Arizona arrive earlier than usual this year, thanks to Tropical Storm Bud off the coast of Baja California.
Jun. 13, 2018
According to the company MedAvail, the so-called MedCenters will dispense a prescription in less than ninety seconds and customers will have all day and night access to a comprehensive pharmacist service.
Jun. 12, 2018
Arizona and the Valley are on the cusp of significant decisions and changes related to water usage. A drought contingency plan is on the horizon as is a Colorado River shortage declaration.
Jun. 12, 2018
"It’s a shame we spend so much time typing rather than writing, because handwriting is invaluable in compiling a clinical picture. The next time you find yourself wondering if there is a problem with your memory, write something down, copy a sentence, or transcribe a phrase and show it to your doctor."
Jun. 12, 2018
A new volume of research compiled in part by a Mesa Community College professor of archaeology is helping to visually represent cultural interaction between Native American tribes in South America.
Jun. 11, 2018
Maricopa, Gila and Mohave counties are all under excessive heat watches Tuesday morning into Wednesday night with expected high temperatures near 110 degrees. But there could be a break from the heat later in the week, thanks in part to Hurricane Bud.
Jun. 11, 2018
Twenty attorneys general around the country — including Mark Brnovich here in Arizona — sued the government over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Jun. 11, 2018
The National Football League is facing serious questions about how the game is played and what changes it may have to make to have a sustainable future.
Jun. 11, 2018
Under Medicare’s current rules, a person who goes on hospice has to stop any curative care they might be receiving, like dialysis or chemotherapy. But now, a nationwide pilot program is looking to see if the old way of doing things really works.
Jun. 11, 2018
HPV causes more than 500,000 cases of cervical cancer globally each year, but why do some women clear the virus while others develop cancer? A new study finds a promising link.
Jun. 11, 2018
The University of Arizona received a $1.1 million grant to study the biology underlying the connection between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Jun. 10, 2018
Fewer U.S. middle and high school students are smoking. The number has gone down significantly in recent years, however millions of teens still report using tobacco products.
Jun. 8, 2018

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