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For people in advanced age who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, their most positive memories have often happened between the ages of 10 and 30. And that time period rests somewhere in the 1950s. That's the idea behind the concept of “memory towns.”
Oct. 10, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Gaslighting
We have evolved to trust rather than question, which is why our tendency toward credulity is easily taken advantage of. Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of what is known as "gaslighting" and how to put checks in place so you are less susceptible.
Oct. 10, 2018
The United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change issued an alarming report on Monday that holds some dire warnings for our planet’s future if we don’t drastically change course.
Oct. 9, 2018
Men in Arizona are three times as likely to commit suicide than women. That’s according to a new report from the joint efforts of the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona’s three public universities are among the colleges and government agencies taking part in a new research project. The plan is to develop an information system that connects residents and first responders during a flood with up-to-the-minute, localized information.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Pulse: Different Country, Different Medicine
Medicine, healthcare — even illness — vary from country to country. Those differences are driven by tradition, culture, even politics. On this episode, we get a history lesson on Mexico’s approach to birth control.
Oct. 9, 2018
Health care spending in the U.S. amounts to more than $10,000 per person, and drugs are the fastest-growing category of healthcare spending. Now, new research reports on how prescription patterns differ nationwide.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System have released a report that shows the suicide rate among Arizona men is more than three times the rate of Arizona women. And access to care might be part of the problem.
Oct. 8, 2018
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its report on global warming and global temperatures are likely to increase 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase at the current rate.
Oct. 8, 2018
When you think about hackers, you might think of Russian hacking into the 2016 election or Facebook’s latest revelations about millions of its users’ information being hacked. But last weekend at ASU, a different kind of hacker group gathered together as part of the Hacks for Humanity.
Oct. 8, 2018
Lots of companies make and market 100 calorie snacks — everything from popcorn to crackers to energy bars. New research looks into how effective that kind of marketing is, especially when the number of calories is combined with other descriptions of the snack, like jumbo, or small.
Oct. 8, 2018
The U.S. — and Arizona, more specifically — has countless environmental challenges, including keeping our air and water clean, ensuring that we have enough water, loss of certain species and food scarcity.
Oct. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Discovery Science Didn’t End With Darwin
On British Columbia’s Hart Mountains, botanist Ken Marr uses a screwdriver to dig up samples of the small plants that carve out a life on this cold, windy peak. He and other scientists are here to build a catalogue of species samples from remote, northern alpine areas across British Columbia.
Oct. 8, 2018
Study shows death by selfies is on the rise at world tourism sites, including the Grand Canyon.
Oct. 8, 2018
It’s very rare to find a home in Arizona with a basement, and multiple KJZZ listeners asked why through our Q&AZ reporting project. There’s three main reasons: regulations, soil and cost.
Oct. 8, 2018
Lake Mead's water level is dropping due to over-allocation and drought. At the same time, water security for major Arizona cities relies, in part, on their place at the front of the line for Colorado River water — a position they want to protect.
PART 1: Pinal County Farmers Resist Abrupt Cutoff Of Colorado River Water
Oct. 8, 2018
After three years, data gathered by NASA’s Dawn mission to the dwarf planet Ceres still holds a few surprises. New research reveals that the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter still bears the scars of an ancient rotational shift.
Oct. 8, 2018
The College of Pharmacy at University of Arizona establishes the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery as a way for students, professors and pharmaceutical professionals to collaborate.
Oct. 8, 2018
Arizona is in the midst of critical negotiations over water. The Colorado River will quite possibly be “in shortage” in 2020. To enter an agreement with the other river basin states, powerful groups within Arizona need to figure out who gets cut and how.
PART 2: Phoenix Prepares For The Worst Amid Looming Colorado River Shortage
Oct. 5, 2018
Remnants of a tropical storm dropped a record amount of rain on Arizona on Tuesday. So what going to happen to the state’s reservoirs?
Oct. 4, 2018

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