Science News

A University of Arizona study has found resting brain patterns of college-age endurance athletes differ from those of their healthy but less-active counterparts.
Dec. 26, 2016
It was a white Christmas for those in Northern Arizona.
Dec. 26, 2016
Learn about some opportunities around Arizona and become a citizen scientist.
Dec. 23, 2016
How to create a backyard oasis is the focus of a community program in Yuma. What began as an effort to help home gardeners has become a scientific resource for the community.
Dec. 23, 2016
Hundreds of people in Arizona voluntarily keep an eye on rainfall totals in their yards and report them to a database used by utilities, government agencies, gardeners, researchers, even weather geeks. Each rainlogger is a citizen scientist.
Dec. 22, 2016
A team of first responders, his own hockey club and a hospital collaboration are credited with saving the life of Tucson Roadrunners team captain Craig Cunningham after he collapsed on the ice before the start of a hockey game last month.
Dec. 21, 2016
The Grand Canyon is running short on sand. Sediment that once washed down the Colorado River to form beaches is now trapped behind Glen Canyon Dam. Scientists want to find out if artificial floods are rebuilding the beaches.
Dec. 21, 2016
Work in the Chilean desert by Arizona State University scientists has reopened debate regarding the biological origins of Martian silica fragments found in 2007 – and strengthened the case for life on Mars billions of years ago.
Dec. 21, 2016
Data used to drive decisions about how to manage land and wildlife in the Southwest can come from unexpected sources. Whether counting birds or hunting them, people who enjoy the outdoors are contributing to the science of wildlife management.
Dec. 21, 2016
A kind of ecological treasure hunt is underway in northern Arizona for thousands of springs scattered across the landscape. It’s such a vast area it’s hard to find them and monitor their health. So scientists are training ordinary citizens to help them in the search.
Dec. 20, 2016
An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem.
Dec. 19, 2016
For 11 years, volunteer citizen scientists have gathered near Seligman, Arizona, to help spot, capture and release endangered black-footed ferrets. The survey is part of a program created by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to monitor a population of captive-bred ferrets that wildlife specialists began reintroducing to Aubrey Valley 20 years ago.
Dec. 19, 2016
Doctors are a few steps closer to finding treatment targets for Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, thanks to the first collaboration between Barrow Neurological Institute and IBM’s Jeopardy-winning supercomputer, Watson.
Dec. 15, 2016
Forests in northern Arizona have a problem: massive piles of wood chips left behind from thinning projects. They can’t stay in the forest because of the fire danger and there’s no local market for them. But they have to go somewhere.
Dec. 15, 2016
Three types of chub in the Colorado River watershed may actually be the same species of fish. The finding raises questions about their protections under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Dec. 14, 2016
On its way to sample an asteroid, the University of Arizona’s OSIRIS-REx mission will look for other, yet unobserved asteroids.
Dec. 13, 2016
International accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently projected a $32 billion market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use in the agriculture industry. In Yuma County, farmers have already begun utilizing UAV or “drone” technology in the fields.
Dec. 12, 2016
The University of Arizona’s world-leading work in astronomy and space sciences is the accumulation of a century of work. In fact, it was 100 years ago that the first money was donated for an observatory. It became known as Steward Observatory, named for the donor’s husband.
Dec. 8, 2016
There were 30 students suspended at David Crockett Elementary School in the 2014-15 school year. The year after the mindfulness program was implemented, the total halved itself.
Dec. 7, 2016
A new brain cancer study by TGen has revealed a surprising pattern that could guide future treatment and research. The study showed that more complex glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors responded better to traditional treatments than did simpler, more robust tumors.
Dec. 6, 2016

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