Science News

It’s been several weeks since the desert Southwest has seen precipitation — but weather forecasters say it’s not a signal El Niño has come and gone.
Feb. 16, 2016
Three years ago Monday, a meteor exploded about 16 miles above the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 1,000 people. Since then, researchers have been working to learn more about that rock.
Feb. 12, 2016
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt, where people hide an object and invite others to find it using the global positioning system (GPS).
Feb. 12, 2016
New research from Northern Arizona University found signs of increased aging in the cells of married people who say they don’t receive emotional support from their spouse.
Feb. 12, 2016
The emotion felt from the loss of a loved one or stress caused from a traumatic event can take a toll on heart tissue. Now, Arizona researchers have uncovered specific genes that may make some more susceptible to a broken heart.
Feb. 12, 2016
Scientists have announced the detection of gravitational waves, only theorized until now. Arizona astronomers say the finding opens up a new way to observe the universe.
Feb. 12, 2016
Bixin is a reddish-orange compound found in annatto, a condiment and food coloring derived from seeds of the achiote fruit. Annatto is a common ingredient in Latin American cooking.
Feb. 11, 2016
The Arizona Science Desk has created Valentine's Day love notes inspired by this iconic image. Download and share these foldable cards with the space enthusiasts in your life!
Feb. 10, 2016
The beliefs are long-held and often-repeated — Native Americans have a high rate of alcohol use and abuse. Now, University of Arizona research refutes those myths.
Feb. 10, 2016
An El Niño year is known for the rain it brings. However, dry conditions and near record high temperatures are in the forecast for the next week.
Feb. 9, 2016
Representatives from 16 environmental organizations are meeting with state legislators Feb. 9 during the annual Environmental Day at the Capitol. The group will advocate for changes in Arizona’s water laws.
Feb. 9, 2016
New Mexico AG Clears 10 Behavioral Health Firms Of Medicaid Fraud
It’s been just over two and a half years since the state suspended funds to 15 of New Mexico’s behavioral health providers and farmed out contracts to Arizona companies instead.
Feb. 9, 2016
A researcher at Northern Arizona University hypothesized Americans respond with more anger and sadness when they read about women terrorists compared to men. The ongoing study suggests that isn’t true.
Feb. 9, 2016
Winter snow and rain are improving short-term drought conditions in some parts of the state, but have not yet changed Arizona’s long-term drought status.
Feb. 9, 2016
Arizona Public Media's panel discussed range of health issues, including Arizona's uninsured kids and the Zika virus.
Feb. 8, 2016
Finding IED’s has posed a challenge to bomb detecting dogs. The Navy is funding research to change that.
Feb. 5, 2016
NASA’s mission to Jupiter left earth in August 2011. This week, the space agency fired up the spacecraft’s rockets to adjust its course to make sure the probe arrives at our solar system’s largest planet on target.
Feb. 5, 2016
A leech occupies the top spot in the food chain at Montezuma Well near Camp Verde. Surprisingly, its body contains the highest level of arsenic ever recorded in a living organism.
Feb. 5, 2016
An unmanned aerial vehicle developed in Tucson will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration track hurricanes this year.
Feb. 4, 2016
Yesterday’s winter storm was Arizona’s first test of a new kind of snowplow that can clear two lanes at once.
Feb. 2, 2016

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