Science News

The South Asian spice has been used for centuries to treat many ailments. Long known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, how it works in the body had not been determined.
Dec. 30, 2015
One way for a business to “go green” is to purchase carbon offsets.
Dec. 29, 2015
Chemical deicer is commonly used to keep roads clear of snow and ice, and it makes travel safer. But it also kills ponderosa pines. The city of Flagstaff found that out when they experimented with deicer a few years ago.
Dec. 28, 2015
The number of confirmed flu cases is on the rise, but we likely won’t see its peak until early 2016.
Dec. 28, 2015
The waiting list of plants and animals to get endangered species protection is at an all time low. Conservation groups are celebrating that development.
Dec. 24, 2015
The "Full Cold Moon" that appears tonight has no particular scientific or astronomical significance. But its appearance on Christmas Eve may allow for reflection.
Dec. 23, 2015
The device that will map the surface of an asteroid is being installed on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Dec. 23, 2015
Some thought it was a shooting star. Others thought it might have been aliens. Officials say it was debris from a Russian rocket.
Dec. 23, 2015
NASA have picked a team of ASU scientists to lead a telescope project that will explore the "cosmic dawn" — the formation of the earliest galaxies in the universe.
Dec. 23, 2015
Scientists at Northern Arizona University are studying an anthrax outbreak among heroin users in Europe. More than 100 people fell ill with “injectional anthrax” in Scotland in 2009 and 2010, and sporadic cases continue throughout Europe.
Dec. 22, 2015
Mark Kelly
In early December, a cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station. Inside was the usual compliment of supplies and experiments, but also a handful of children's books including Mousetronaut and Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by retired astronaut and Tucson resident Mark Kelly.
Dec. 22, 2015
Cell growth, including cancer growth, has long been thought of physically connected cells growing together. Now, new cell modeling from ASU mathematicians suggests cells move and grow independently, like a flock of birds.
Dec. 22, 2015
Southern Arizonans dreaming of a white Christmas will have to keep dreaming.
Dec. 22, 2015
When it comes to your health during the holidays, it’s a good time to remember it can be a wonderful life.
Dec. 21, 2015
For more than a century, the National Audubon Society has enlisted citizen scientists across the country and abroad for a holiday bird survey. This year’s count is Dec. 14 to Jan. 5.
Dec. 21, 2015
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center measured the interest of science and health stories from online adults. While stories of science and technology are often grouped with stories of health and medicine, different groups often discern interest in the two.
Dec. 21, 2015
Almost 10,000 Christmas tree permits have been issued this season on national forest lands in northern Arizona. Getting into the holiday spirit can also help restore health to overstocked forests.
Dec. 21, 2015
It isn’t often middle school students are selected to represent their country internationally. It also isn’t often that girls and minorities are given a chance to succeed in fields like science and technology. But new opportunity in a small country halfway across the world may help empower local communities often left behind in STEM fields.
Dec. 18, 2015
Dec. 17 marked the extended deadline for enrolling in a federally-administered Health Insurance Marketplace plan to receive coverage on Jan. 1.
Dec. 17, 2015
After the deadly earthquake struck in April, Jeffrey Kargel, a research scientist in UA’s hydrology and water resources department, wanted to help his friends and colleagues in that Asian country.
Dec. 16, 2015

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