Science News

America’s opioid crisis has revealed not only our society’s struggle with addiction, but also chronic pain. As states respond to the epidemic, some patients fear losing access to the medication. But what about those who want to get off it?
Feb. 16, 2018
It just takes a quick scroll through Facebook to know what your friends were up to on Valentine’s Day. What you likely didn’t see was a giddy post about garbage. Unless, of course, you’re friends with KJZZ’s Stina Sieg.
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona’s flu rate continues to climb.
Feb. 15, 2018
Bill banning child-like packaging on medical marijuana products has bi-partisan support.
Feb. 15, 2018
Agaves have played an important role in the southwest for centuries. But researchers still don’t know all the ways they’ve been used over the years. Wendy Hodgson, though, is trying to figure it out. She’s a senior research botanist and herbarium curator at the Desert Botanical Garden. She spends a lot of time hunting for agaves, including new species.
Feb. 14, 2018
Freshwater prawns are raised right here in the desert, believe it or not.
Feb. 14, 2018
Recently on The Show we spoke about some delays in a project meant to thin Arizona forests to prevent wildfires. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4-FRI, is one of the largest forest restoration projects in the country, and now it’s been delayed indefinitely. Federal officials say they need more information.
Feb. 14, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Harnessing The Power Of The Placebo
There are a lot of factors that help to regulate our overall health and wellness. If we are content in our lives and relationships, we are more likely to be healthy.
Feb. 14, 2018
There’s been a lot of talk about drought recently across Arizona and the West – especially with the relatively dry winter we’ve been having. But my next guest wishes we didn’t use the “d” word as much as we do.
Feb. 14, 2018
Arizona voters could soon be faced with a question — should half of the state’s energy come from renewables?
Feb. 13, 2018
Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity.
Feb. 13, 2018
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The Energy Roundtable and the Sonora Summit, or Cumbre Sonora, will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Hermosillo. According to their organizers, Arizona representatives will travel to the summit as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, and some new players could be added soon to the so-called "megaregion."
Feb. 12, 2018
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley.
Feb. 12, 2018
This year is the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s iconic book Frankenstein. To celebrate, ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI) is putting on a series of programs, talks and events, celebrating the book's legacy and considering how it applies to our lives in 2018.
Feb. 9, 2018
Another gray fox tested positive for rabies in Cochise County.
Feb. 9, 2018
Anxiety in recovering patients can be exacerbated by certain times of year, like holidays or anniversaries, but increasingly, current events and social media are causing patients to seek treatment.
Feb. 9, 2018
The state’s official gemstone once adorned Egyptian pharaohs and Aztec rulers, but to Arizonans it’s the stone of silver-set belt buckles, Sedona artists, Scottsdale galleries – and a rich Native American cultural heritage. Join us as we trace turquoise’s story from its archaeological past to it uncertain future.
Feb. 9, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin wants 80 percent of the state’s energy to come from clean sources by 2050.
Feb. 8, 2018
Hundreds of coal miners and their families rallied outside of the Arizona state capitol to protest the impending closing of the Navajo Generating Station.
Feb. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: EPA Cleanup Leaves Questions About Superfund Program
As the EPA gets ready to clean up a radioactive site along the Missouri River, there are questions about Scott Pruitt's long term vision for the federal superfund program.
Feb. 8, 2018

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