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Stethoscope
Ashwini Roy-Choudhury is the director of clinical research at the University of Arizona. She explained the basics of clinical trials and what has changed in recent years.
Jul. 10, 2015
George Averbeck’s Pluto ornaments
In Flagstaff, where Pluto was discovered, scientists will be waiting to analyze those photographs and other data. But they’re not the only ones. Artists are creating their own interpretations of Pluto, and they’ll use New Horizons for inspiration.
Jul. 10, 2015
wolf
A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.
Jul. 10, 2015
wind turbines
Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas — but the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power's success in the Lone Star state has now become its challenge.
Jul. 10, 2015
hiking
This week, three people have died hiking Arizona trails. Others have required rescue.
Jul. 10, 2015
Hospital room
Doctors may start to get reimbursed for end-of-life care discussions with patients. Tuesday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a change that would encourage physicians to start having these conversations with patients.
Jul. 9, 2015
ASU logo
Sustainability isn’t a word usually associated with professional sports or college athletic programs.
Jul. 9, 2015
Hualapai Mexican Vole
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Hualapai Mexican Vole from the list of endangered species. Genetic evidence suggests their numbers are more widespread in Arizona than previously believed.
Jul. 9, 2015
Mosquito fogging has been scheduled in the Phoenix metro. The summer’s first confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Maricopa County were announced on Tuesday.
Jul. 9, 2015
eggs
The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation said the cost of eggs is up more than $1 over the last three months to $3.23 per dozen.
Jul. 9, 2015
Lake Mead
Water worries continue to grip the Southwest. But for one business near Lake Mead, the historic drought on the Colorado River is beginning to reveal underwater artifacts that few have ever seen.
Jul. 9, 2015
printed car
Officials with Local Motors in Tempe said the first vehicles should be available to consumers and on the road by 2016.
Jul. 7, 2015
mosquito
Maricopa County Health Officials have announced the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this season.
Jul. 7, 2015
woman smelling rose
Last year, a prominent study was released claiming that humans can detect a trillion distinct smells -- but, ASU researchers have called this into question.
Jul. 7, 2015
Discovery Channel Telescope
The Discovery Channel Telescope tracked Pluto's position to help SOFIA get into position for the occultation event.
Jul. 7, 2015
medical supplies
Doctors order lab work to check a patient's health and look for a variety of diseases. Now, Arizonans don’t have to wait for a physician to write them a test order because of a new law that went into effect July 3.
Jul. 6, 2015
wildfire
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are asking residents to stop flying drones near active wildfires. The unmanned aircraft have become a growing problem for the agency.
Jul. 6, 2015
Lettuce Days
A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide tourism award.
Jul. 3, 2015
El Nino map
Arizona is experiencing more rain than usual this summer, the same cannot be said for the Northwest. And the reason is El Niño, an irregularly occurring weather pattern that increases water temperatures in the central pacific.
Jul. 3, 2015
Solar Impulse plane
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
Jul. 3, 2015

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