Science News

The Orionid meteor shower will be visible in Phoenix after midnight through early Tuesday morning. We see this shower because Earth passes through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet.
Oct. 20, 2014
Some features on the surface of the moon may be younger than previously thought.
Oct. 17, 2014
From nuclear power to drip irrigated yards, millions of gallons of water are wasted through old technologies. Leaders across the southwest are trying change that.
Oct. 14, 2014
Coconino National Forest
Many Valley residents travel to Northern and Eastern Arizona for fall foliage. But what causes those colors? Turns out that the colors were there all along.
Oct. 14, 2014
Tire manufacturer Bridgestone has opened a new biorubber research center in Mesa, hoping that a small desert shrub can offer a sustainable alternative to the world’s only source of commercial rubber.
Oct. 13, 2014
A surprising hot spot of methane gas has been spotted over part of the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The concentration was spotted from satellites.
Oct. 9, 2014
Research recently published from the University of Arizona confirms what you may have been suspecting all along, hand sanitizers really do cut down on germs in the workplace.
Oct. 7, 2014
Black-footed ferrets are making a comeback in Arizona. Long on the endangered species list, the animals are now breeding well in captivity. So now, scientists say, it's time to see if they can continue their success in the wild.
Oct. 6, 2014
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is establishing a pediatric genomic research institute and will host a supercomputer for biological data processing.
Oct. 6, 2014
Pluto, the icy, rocky body formerly known as a planet, is back in the news.
Oct. 6, 2014
A drug that has the potential to cure Valley Fever is getting fast tracked by the Food and Drug Administration.
Oct. 3, 2014
The sight of empty lots being replaced by gardens is becoming a common one in the Valley. As cooler weather brings out new gardeners, its probably a good idea to check out what’s in your soil before you start.
Oct. 2, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging the public not to panic after confirming the first case of Ebola in the U.S. Tuesday.
Sep. 30, 2014
Grand Canyon
A judge has upheld a ban on uranium mining on federal lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park. The ruling prohibits new mining in the area for 20 years, but work can continue at a few existing claims.
Sep. 30, 2014
Newborn babies get their blood tested for several disorders minutes after they’re born.
Sep. 18, 2014
The recent storms that have inundated the Valley originated from a unique combination of weather factors.
Sep. 18, 2014
Federal science and research funding cuts are having an impact here in Arizona. Institutions are seeing fewer federal dollars, leading to the possibility of increased competition among institutions.
Sep. 16, 2014
solar panels
Renewable energy and land conservation has widespread support among western voters. A bill in Congress addresses those issues and would redirect revenue to local governments.
Sep. 10, 2014
Oncology research has a strong presence here in the Valley, and a local doctor has been elected to lead a national oncology organization.
Sep. 9, 2014
A year ago we reported on a partnership between ASU, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, and football equipment maker Riddell to research impacts to the head. The research project has resumed for another season.
Sep. 8, 2014