Science News

Nil Fossae plains region on Mars
A new study co-authored by a Flagstaff researcher deepens the mystery of what happened to Mars’ ancient atmosphere.
Sep. 8, 2015
Bottle of prescription medication
The Arizona Department of Health Services is getting a $3.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight a serious drug problem in the state: prescription drug addiction.
Sep. 8, 2015
Like the girl in the classic Coppertone commercial, Megan Shini spent a lot of time in the sun as a kid. Then her parents realized she was having an adverse reaction to her sunscreen.
Sep. 7, 2015
Stephanie Leco
A Phoenix resident was on a dig at the Petrified Forest National Park last month when she found a 200 million-year-old fish jaw bone.
Sep. 4, 2015
Dr. Joseph Sirven
Dr. Joseph Sirven sees patients in Queen Creek, Las Vegas, Yuma, and Flagstaff without ever leaving Scottsdale. Welcome to the new reality of healthcare — telemedicine.
Sep. 4, 2015
Colon Cancer, Biodesign, ASU
Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States and it can spread quickly if undetected. Now, ASU research has identified what may trigger the cancer to spread.
Sep. 4, 2015
EPA mine
The Navajo president has requested help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist his nation’s recovery from last month’s mine spill into a major waterway. The tribe is also preparing to sue the federal government over the disaster.
Sep. 3, 2015
monsoon storm
As we move later into the monsoon season, increased moisture may increase monsoon activity. Now, developments off the coast of Mexico may further fuel Valley storms.
Sep. 3, 2015
Cochise County
The way groundwater is regulated in parts of rural Arizona could soon change. As the water table around Willcox continues to drop, the people there who depend on that resource are looking to the Legislature for help.
Sep. 3, 2015
Naegleria fowleri trophozoites
A San Francisco woman died from primary amebic meningoencephalitis on Aug. 17, days after swimming in Lake Martinez, located in Yuma County on the Colorado River.
Sep. 2, 2015
lost pet  map
It’s like a Google map, but instead of Thai restaurants, it shows you where cats and dogs were lost or found in the city.
Sep. 1, 2015
Arizona State University fetal chart
New research shows this intimate relationship between mother and child begins even before birth, but the effects aren’t always positive.
Sep. 1, 2015
Perscription pills
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that health care facilities commonly flush unused drugs. Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been found in many U.S. waterways.
Sep. 1, 2015
Colorado River
Despite its remote location, the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is dealing with pollution.
Sep. 1, 2015
Arizona Western College solar panels
Blythe will soon become home to a 485-megawatt photovoltaic solar facility. The desert town of 20,000 people sits just west of the Colorado River in California, across from the Arizona border.
Aug. 31, 2015
flu shot
It may only be the end of August, but health officials in Arizona are thinking about the flu season.
Aug. 31, 2015
Colorado River Basin
Despite the drought affecting the west, Arizona has been able to use local technology to plan for future water use. Thanks to a new grant, other drought-stricken cities may be able to use the same technology.
Aug. 31, 2015
This week’s ruling by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge that the assessment used to pay for part of Arizona’s Medicaid expansion is constitutional has set the stage for an appeal to the state Court of Appeals.
Aug. 28, 2015
Grand Canyon rescue team
Hiking into the Grand Canyon this time of year is popular but dangerous as remote areas and high temperatures can make search and rescue efforts difficult. First responders are further hampered by old technology, slowing down rescue efforts.
Aug. 28, 2015
javier cardenas
New research on concussions shows they seem to affect men and women about the same — but in the study, women had more symptoms in baseline testing, before suffering a concussion.
Aug. 28, 2015