Science News

Did you catch this week's "supermoon?" If you didn't, don't worry — Arizona Twitter users have you covered. Check out a collection of photos (and a couple videos) shot from all over Arizona.
Nov. 15, 2016
It will be a warm and dry winter according to the National Weather Service. As the water temperature in the central Pacific Ocean remains slightly higher than normal, meteorologists predict a weak La Niña conditions for the Southwest.
Nov. 12, 2016
An unusually bright “supermoon” will appear in the sky Sunday night and Monday morning. There are usually several supermoons each year. This one is special.
Nov. 10, 2016
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified drug targets that could one day make pancreatic cancer less painful — and more survivable.
Nov. 9, 2016
Frozen strawberries are being recalled nationwide for being contaminated with hepatitis A.
Nov. 8, 2016
An experimental release of water begins Monday at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial flood will rebuild sandbars and improve wildlife habitat on the Colorado River.
Nov. 7, 2016
For decades, industries using rubber have looked for alternatives to supplement and back up their supply. Bridgestone Tires says a desert shrub could be the answer, and the company may grow and process the plants in southwest Arizona.
Nov. 3, 2016
Sandhill cranes are making a repeat appearance this year thanks to a webcam managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Nov. 2, 2016
All of the burials studied occurred during the Early Agricultural Period, from 2100 BC to 50 AD. Spread over 150 miles and 2,000 years, they shared one key quality that a researcher said “set them apart from others.”
Nov. 2, 2016
We’re in the middle of fall, but that was hard to believe during last week’s record-setting heat wave.
Nov. 1, 2016
In 2014, 160,000 acre-feet of water made its way from Morelos Dam near Yuma into the parched Colorado River Delta as part of a joint environmental effort between the United States and Mexico.
Oct. 31, 2016
The test, which ASU is now readying for evaluation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, uses changes in gene expression to gauge ionizing radiation dosage. The test is one of only a few that can accurately gauge exposure, as opposed to contamination.
Oct. 31, 2016
If you’re looking to grow desert-adapted plants from seed, you can get those seeds tomorrow at the Great American Seed Up.
Oct. 28, 2016
A University of Arizona camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back images of the crash site of a European Martian lander that will help investigators understand what happened.
Oct. 28, 2016
The number of Arizona kids getting vaccinated with the measles mumps and rubella vaccine or the MMR hasn’t changed much.
Oct. 28, 2016
Arizona fourth-graders have made significant gains on a national standardized science test. They saw the most improvement of any other state on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Oct. 27, 2016
Interested in doing some bat watching? There are several Arizona locations where you can get an up-close look. The best time to view bats is when the sun is setting — so check out some of these spots at dusk from May through October.
Oct. 27, 2016
The University of Arizona's medical schools in Phoenix and Tucson have been under increased scrutiny this summer after the departure of six senior officials from the Phoenix campus and questions about the use of public funds.
Oct. 26, 2016
Research at the University of Arizona has uncovered the earliest stages of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the United States. The research shows the virus first took hold in New York City — well before published reports in 1981.
Oct. 26, 2016
The risk of a multi-decade megadrought striking the Southwest United States by century’s end could approach 99 percent, if greenhouse gas emissions remain the same, says a recent paper based on climate models.
Oct. 24, 2016