Science News

In the middle of a field of sorghum, near Maricopa, a giant robot is at work. Scientists are using that machine to study biofuel crops under drought conditions.
Jun. 2, 2016
Just before 4 a.m., the sky lit up and then what looked like a giant fireball exploded over the Salt River Indian Reservation.
Jun. 2, 2016
Career shifts are often dramatic — but how about moving from designing science centers and focusing on education to becoming a novelist?
Jun. 1, 2016
High temperatures in the Phoenix area in May stayed mostly in the upper 80s and lower 90s. That was fun while it lasted.
Jun. 1, 2016
A Flagstaff scientist has a new idea about how mountains form on Io, the volcanic moon of Jupiter. Michael Bland of the U.S. Geological Survey created a mathematical model to explain Io’s unusual mountains.
Jun. 1, 2016
It’s kind of like the holy grail of medicine — not just a cure for cancer, but a vaccine to stop people from getting it in the first place. And, not just for one or even a few types of cancer, but all of them.
May. 31, 2016
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity this year celebrated Endangered Species Day by highlighting 10 places saved by endangered species in them.
May. 31, 2016
Three Flagstaff astronomers are part of a team that’s found a giant planet orbiting a surprisingly young star. Before this discovery, scientists believed big planets could only form around old stars.
May. 31, 2016
Arizona is facing its first major measles outbreak since early last year. This most recent outbreak originated at a federal detention facility in Eloy.
May. 31, 2016
There are now 11 confirmed cases of measles in the state of Arizona. All of the cases are either detainees or staff at a federal detention center in Eloy.
May. 30, 2016
New research is hoping a tiny plant, one you may know for overtaking pools, can absorb carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants, and then maybe use those plants for fuel, food and medicine.
May. 30, 2016
Images taken by a University of Arizona scientist soon will be on U.S. mail. They’re part of a set of planetary postage stamps being issued Tuesday.
May. 30, 2016
Banner Health marked the start of a half-billion dollars’ worth of construction projects in Tucson Thursday when earth was turned for a new tower adjacent to University Medical Center.
May. 27, 2016
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court claims Theranos negligently maintained labs and misled consumers.
May. 26, 2016
The National Solar Observatory has moved its headquarters to Boulder, Colorado, from Tucson. The organization will abandon its solar telescopes here and in New Mexico for a larger instrument in Hawaii.
May. 26, 2016
Science fiction on the page or on film seems like it’s becoming less fictional because it feels like reality may be more rapidly catching up with our imaginations.
May. 25, 2016
Microscopic fossils in the Grand Canyon show evidence of a vampire-like predator that punctured its prey to suck out the innards.
May. 24, 2016
Could surgery someday be done on autopilot? A scientist at the University of Arizona is working in that direction.
May. 24, 2016
Glancing skyward can give the illusion of a vast, empty space. The reality is outer space is congested, contested and competitive. That’s how one University of Arizona scientist describes it, and he’s leading research to keep human-made objects in space moving in an orderly fashion.
May. 24, 2016
The Zika virus was the topic among more than 350 state health officials in Phoenix on Tuesday. The goal of the meeting was to prevent a widespread outbreak of the disease here.
May. 24, 2016

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