Science News

solar eclipse
If you’re looking for a spot downtown to watch Monday morning’s solar eclipse safely and with experts, the Phoenix Astronomical Society is teaming with the Arizona Science Center for viewings in Heritage Square.
Aug. 21, 2017
solar-glasses
Today’s the day when the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, casting a shadow across the United States. Here in Southern Arizona, the partial solar eclipse begins at 9:16 a.m. and will block about 60 percent of the sun.
Aug. 21, 2017
health
Dr. Nichole Mahnert is a gynecological surgeon at Banner in Phoenix. She works with women who have problems of bleeding, fibroids or pain after a hysterectomy. Mahnert's study found one in 11 women return to the emergency room after surgery, complaining of pain and other symptoms.
Aug. 21, 2017
solar eclipse viewer
Can't get eclipse glasses in time for Aug. 21? Make your own DIY pinhole viewer with these household materials!
Aug. 18, 2017
Eclipse
Day will become night across the U.S. on Monday. That’s when a rare total solar eclipse will take place. Moving from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast, the celestial event has taken on the grand name of Great American Total Solar Eclipse.
Aug. 18, 2017
total solar eclipse
Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse on Aug. 22..
Aug. 18, 2017
french fries
Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin. That's according to results released from the University of Arizona on Thursday.
Aug. 18, 2017
Camping
Thinning forests are the latest indication of climate change, according to new research findings. Scientists have been exploring western forest decline.
Aug. 17, 2017
Arizona Trail
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for input on a long-distance trail that runs through the rugged center of the state.
Aug. 17, 2017
solar eclipse
As Monday’s solar eclipse draws near, many Phoenicians worry they won’t be able to find viewing glasses – or that they’ll get unsafe knockoffs instead. But Phoenix libraries are offering a fun and educational way for kids to get theirs.
Aug. 17, 2017
Uber self-driving car
If you’ve seen a car driving around town lately with what looks like a camera on top, it just might be a self-driving car. That’s because Google, Uber, Waymo and now Israeli company Mobileye are all using Arizona as testing grounds for the development of these autonomous vehicles.
Aug. 16, 2017
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In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the unintended consequences of policy, and how psychology can help us discover which policies work and why – or why not.
Aug. 16, 2017
Southwest states that depend on the Colorado River will not face cutbacks in their supplies next year. Federal officials made that determination Tuesday.
Aug. 16, 2017
Alexander "Xander" Hill
Psychologists and behavioral therapists warn the first few weeks of a new year can be extremely stressful socially and academically — especially for kids with a cognitive disability few understand.
Aug. 15, 2017
solar panel
A controversial effort to impose trade penalties on solar panels made overseas has many in the industry sounding the alarm.
Aug. 15, 2017
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Whether it's an especially hot or cold day — or mild or unmemorable one - the weather reports coming through the radio, the internet and the nightly news all get collected in real time by meteorological forecasters. But then, those records find their way to a central data center, or rather, a weather library of the world.
Aug. 14, 2017
Knees
If your morning routine includes vitamin supplements, you may not be getting results. New research says glucosamine does not ease pain.
Aug. 14, 2017
LED light
Physician found headache relief under trees, triggering study. Among the benefits of using LED light is that the method is cheaper than drugs, has no side effects and is readily available.
Aug. 11, 2017
Jupiter in December 2016
The moment new JunoCam images are released, people jump to interpret them.
Aug. 11, 2017
Arizona Challenger Space Cente
The Arizona Challenger Space Center building has been acquired by the Peoria Unified School District. The district traded two empty lots of land for the facility, worth around $4.4 million.
Aug. 11, 2017

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