Science News

Researchers from the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute have detected a change in the moon’s rotational axis. The findings were revealed Wednesday at an international planetary conference.
Mar. 23, 2016
The University of Arizona’s business parks will be spotlighted for the first time at the world’s largest international technology trade show in April in Germany.
Mar. 22, 2016
A small mouse recently placed on the Endangered Species Act list just got a sizeable upgrade to its protected habitat. But continuing threats still have scientists concerned.
Mar. 22, 2016
The rains expected from a strong El Niño warming pattern have not materialized in the desert Southwest. National climate forecasters predict Arizona’s drought conditions will return this spring.
Mar. 21, 2016
A new research project at Northern Arizona University will find out if coyotes, as well as dogs, are spreading ticks infected with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Mar. 21, 2016
End-of-life care is a difficult time for both patients and their families. And if an individual is managing a terminal illness at home, it can also be hard to get prompt medical help. This is especially true in rural areas, where a hospital may be a long drive away.
Mar. 17, 2016
Two blood drives have now been canceled in Yuma County due to Zika concerns. This is leading to donation shortages of certain blood types in southwestern Arizona.
Mar. 17, 2016
The effort to preserve and protect American Indian sites in north-central Arizona is going high tech.
Mar. 17, 2016
Today March Madness tipped off with the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, but another tournament is well under way — March Mammal Madness.
Mar. 17, 2016
Species like Polar Bears and California Condors are often thought of when endangered species are mentioned. But now, an ASU researcher is saying greater immediacy and a dramatic shift in funding is needed to preserve and grow less-known endangered species.
Mar. 17, 2016
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed initial reviews of 29 petitions to add or remove species from the Endangered Species List, eight of which are in Arizona. While most Arizona species petitions lacked enough evidence to change listing status, some raised concern to warrant further review.
Mar. 17, 2016
An environmental group is challenging the National Park Service's classification of bison at the Grand Canyon as native.
Mar. 17, 2016
A recently passed law bans the breeding of captive desert tortoises.
Mar. 17, 2016
More than 1,500 deaths could be avoided each year if all Arizonans had the same opportunities for maintaining their health, a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin reported Wednesday.
Mar. 16, 2016
A new initiative at Northern Arizona University recruits the help of the public to map the spread of tick-borne diseases. Scientists will use the data to study the diversity of ticks and the pathogens they carry.
Mar. 15, 2016
Researchers at Translational Genomics Research Institute plan to use samples of dog saliva to help develop better treatments for valley fever in both dogs and humans.
Mar. 13, 2016
While El Niño has not delivered as much rain as hoped to the Southwest, climate models predict the weakening system will bring above-average precipitation through the rest of the spring. However, models now suggest La Niña may form after El Niño subsides.
Mar. 11, 2016
Shakespeare’s dramatic works are filled with references to the sun, the stars and the moon. But as the 17th century dawned, was he aware of the many scientific discoveries being made across Europe?
Mar. 11, 2016
Arizona ranks high in the nation for growth in science and technology careers — but it’s near the bottom when it comes to preparing students for those fields. That’s something a Flagstaff science teacher has set out to change.
Mar. 11, 2016
Dwindling groundwater, drought and climate change threaten the Huachuca water umbel. The federal government seeks comments on a recovery plan for the endangered plant found in southeastern Arizona.
Mar. 11, 2016

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