Science News

Earlier this month, after a big rainstorm, an earth fissure opened up in Apache Junction.
Aug. 23, 2018
Measles cases have reached record highs in Europe as experts raise concerns about resurgences of whooping cough and mumps. Now, new research reports that internet bots and Russian trolls are “weaponizing” anti-vaccination messages on Twitter.
More Arizona Parents Opting Out Of Vaccines
Aug. 23, 2018
Not long after a California jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who said the product Roundup led to him getting lymphoma, the Environmental Working Group issued a report that weed killer was also discovered in oat cereals and granola bars—including some organic products.
Aug. 23, 2018
According to a recent study, the summer heat can actually turn you into a food-crazed monster, especially foods that you don’t have to cook in a hot kitchen.
Aug. 22, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: DNA Testing And Psychology
As humans we like to categorize, and with services like Ancestry.com and 23 and Me, we have new ways to figure out where we fit and where we don't. But what can we really find out that we don't already know?
Aug. 22, 2018
New reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office shows that the initiative, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, has collected nearly $8 million. And almost every penny of that has come from a political action committee set up by California billionaire Tom Steyer.
Aug. 22, 2018
The Pulse: Looking For Climate Change Answers In The Melting North
Early climate models showed that a continued increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would lead to warming, which would be visible in the Arctic first.
Aug. 21, 2018
Maybe you’re not sure of what to say next, or you weren’t paying as much attention to the conversation as you should. So the "ums," "uhs" and "you knows" come out of your mouth to delay for a second.
Aug. 21, 2018
Supporters and opponents of the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative will be in court starting Monday for what’s expected to be a five-day case. At issue is whether voters will be able to weigh in on the measure, which would require half the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Aug. 20, 2018
Fewer Arizona parents are willing to let their kids play football, and fewer kids are choosing to play sports like football and soccer, over concerns about concussions. Those are among the findings of a new study by Barrow Neurological Institute.
Aug. 20, 2018
Strong men. Caring women. Could those descriptors be switched around — caring men, strong women? Of course they could, but a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that the words we associate with men and women may not be as fluid as we think.
Aug. 20, 2018
A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers the best evidence yet for water ice on the surface of the moon.
Aug. 20, 2018
While temperatures above 110 raise eyebrows, the highs in Phoenix haven’t changed that much in the last 70 years. However, the nighttime temperatures have increased significantly.
Aug. 20, 2018
In 1996, the Arizona Water Banking Authority was created as a way to save water for when we might need it. According to Tony Davis, the environmental reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, no infrastructure currently exists to pump this water out.
Aug. 20, 2018
The seeds can even germinate while in a snake’s colon. Then, the slithery creatures travel miles and miles before the seeds pass through their digestive system.
Aug. 20, 2018
A growing number of Arizona parents and teens are walking away from football and other sports. Nearly eight in 10 teens who have had concussions admit they’re afraid of the long-term impact of suffering hits to the head.
Aug. 17, 2018
Weather news in Arizona in recent weeks has included a phrase we don’t hear all that often here in the desert: Tropical cyclones.
Aug. 16, 2018
As fires burn across the West, especially in California, people are turning to Twitter to share photos, updates and family details. And this data can be harvested for research purposes.
Aug. 16, 2018
The most destructive wildfire in California history continues to burn. And as the wildfire season gets longer and longer, it’s not only trees and land that are affected. The health of the ecosystem, and that of the humans and animals who live nearby, is also impacted.
Aug. 16, 2018
Residents Warn Of Threat To Santa Cruz River If Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again
Residents in Santa Cruz county are warning that the same pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture again, as it did last year during the monsoon.
Aug. 16, 2018

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