Science News

Your Best Pathway to Health inside clinic
A no-cost medical and dental clinic is coming to the Phoenix Convention Center — for three days only. A long list of services will be available on first-come, first-served basis Monday through Wednesday.
Dec. 23, 2017
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Illinois Institute of Technology are studying more reliable methods than GPS for autonomous vehicles.
Dec. 22, 2017
The 2018 wildflower season is expected to be more subdued than previous years. A dry fall season is to blame.
Dec. 22, 2017
Wild burros at the Black Mountain HMA
There are too many wild horses and burros on Western range land, according to the federal government. So far, the main strategy to control the population has been “roundups:” corralling the animals and taking them to large ranches to live, all at government expense. Horse and burro people hope to shift to another strategy: birth control.
Dec. 22, 2017
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue
When it comes to wild horses, people hold varied views on how to best protect such an iconic image of the American West.
Dec. 21, 2017
Courtney Perez holds a holiday stuffed rat
In the last decade or so, the art of preserving dead animals has been given new life. All across the country, communities of amateur taxidermists have sprung up.
Dec. 21, 2017
Deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. spiked in 2016. That’s according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec. 20, 2017
Work led by Phoenix-based TGen has concluded that research on multiple myeloma — a blood cancer — has focused very little on African-American men, who are much more likely to be diagnosed with it.
Dec. 19, 2017
narcan nasal spray
The Arizona Agriculture Department has announced livestock officers are carrying Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.
Dec. 18, 2017
California condor chick
No one hunts the California Condor, one of the largest flying birds in the world. But the endangered bird has a problem only hunters can solve.
Dec. 18, 2017
Gila Topminnow
The endangered Gila topminnow has reappeared in the Santa Cruz River northwest of Tucson. The native species was discovered during an annual fish survey in November.
Dec. 18, 2017
The last day to apply for Affordable Care Act coverage was Friday, Dec. 15. Arizona healthcare specialists say the final hours of enrollment were a bit hectic.
Dec. 18, 2017
Mexican free-tailed bat
After U.S. scientists identified what was wiping out bat populations across North America, NAU researchers have narrowed in on where the strain first started.
Dec. 15, 2017
Cases of Valley fever in Arizona spiked last month and researchers say that could indicate an increase next year.
Dec. 14, 2017
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said refund checks will be mailed to every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test on Friday.
Dec. 14, 2017
Smoking Cessation
The Food and Drug Administration this week launched a new campaign to try to get smokers to quit.
Dec. 13, 2017
Abandoned uranium mine site
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a victory to environmental groups over a uranium mining ban on lands next to the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
Mount Graham Red Squirrel
An endangered species native to Arizona is in trouble. This summer’s Frye Fire burned more than 48,000 acres around Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona, and that has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of red squirrels found there.
Dec. 12, 2017
How many times have you made the decision to do something, and the result makes you wonder about whether it was a coincidence? Dr. Bernard Beitman has studied coincidences for decades and is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to categorize and even explain them.
Dec. 12, 2017
A perigee full moon or "supermoon" is seen on Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ingalls - NASA)
There has been a space battle raging above our heads and it has nothing to do with the new Star Wars.
Dec. 12, 2017