Science News

It is a tough week for friends, family and staff at the Phoenix Zoo where they've lost their beloved orangutan Kasih, but one soul is likely missing her more than any other.
Oct. 3, 2017
Opioid Epidemic
After months of work, Arizona health officials issued an ambitious plan for the state's opioid epidemic. But one thing that’s not part of the hundred page plan? Needle exchanges. Some who work in Arizona’s treatment industry are upset their advice was ignored.
Oct. 3, 2017
NASA OSIRIS-REx
The Arizona-based spacecraft flying to an asteroid sent home pictures and data as it swung by Earth last week.
Oct. 2, 2017
small dogs on leash
Why do some dogs show more “leash aggression,” barking and lunging at other canines when out for a walk? Researchers at the University of Arizona are trying to find out.
Oct. 1, 2017
The 127,000-square-foot center will be built in Peoria and will offer a range of services. Chief among them is behavioral health.
Sep. 30, 2017
Ill child
Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this weekend, but Arizona won’t feel the effects — at least not immediately.
Sep. 29, 2017
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Nearly 80 percent of Arizonans had a broadband connection at home in 2015. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts Arizona in the top half of states and is about 1.5 percent higher than the national average.
Sep. 28, 2017
Colorado River Basin
With the U.S. and Mexico extending an important treaty over the Colorado River, the lower basin states of Arizona, California and Nevada now must finish their own deal.
Sep. 28, 2017
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A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
Sep. 28, 2017
xray
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
Sep. 28, 2017
Puerto Rico is still dealing with power outages, more than a week after Hurricane Maria swept through the island. But backup plans are in the works, and Nathan Johnson is helping build them. He’s an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and works on microgrids.
Sep. 28, 2017
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Jill Watson had a stint as a TA at Georgia Tech, but none of her students seemed to notice that she wasn't human. Could artificial intelligence replace teachers in the classroom?
Sep. 28, 2017
Little girl
Gender stereotypes are still a part of our everyday lives, and those deeply affect girls and boys across the globe. And while they begin at an extremely early age, their deep and extended impact truly reveals itself at puberty.
Sep. 28, 2017
ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains
The Arizona Humane Society wants to put protection for mountain lion and other wildcats on next election ballot.
Sep. 28, 2017
Honeywell IntuVue Weather Radar 11
A working internet connection is a prerequisite for all most every form of communication, but it has long been unavailable while flying. That is changing.
Sep. 28, 2017
Colorado River Basin
The binational commission that oversees water treaties between the United States and Mexico officially approved a new agreement on Wednesday. The deal extends a 1944 treaty for the Colorado River.
Sep. 28, 2017
biologists set up a net to catch bats
Biologists like Babb have decided it’s time for bats to get the spotlight. So, they’re building a database of information by catching bats with giant nets.
Sep. 27, 2017
child at the doctor
The Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this Saturday if Congress fails to act.
Sep. 27, 2017
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“Hey, you know, you’re really good at that.” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good to hear, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves or deal with failure.
Sep. 27, 2017
vegetables
The Art of Healthy Living takes kids and parents on a fruitful journey while offering hands-on learning about food nutrition, mindfulness and how sensory inputs affect moods, emotions and well-being.
Sep. 27, 2017

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