Science News

Experts say Arizona needs more emergency rooms. So Dignity Health is opening the first freestanding ER in Chandler.
May. 7, 2015
Westward Ho Hotel
This week, ASU announced it’ll be opening a clinic in the Westward Ho hotel.
May. 7, 2015
MedAire call center
At least 90,000 planes take off every day around the globe and about 100 of them make a call to a Phoenix call center to talk with one of five communication specialists.
May. 7, 2015
earworms
More than 90 percent of people experience earworms — songs or jingles that get stuck in your head and just won’t go away. Now three researchers from the University of Arizona are trying to find out why.
May. 7, 2015
sky
Valley weather has been a little bizarre over the past week or so. So what’s going on? And does it give us any idea about what kind of summer we’ll have?
May. 6, 2015
Solar installation
Last week, Solar City announced it was relocating a number of workers out of Arizona in response to Salt River Project’s actions on solar rates and fees.
May. 6, 2015
Los Alamos National Laboratory
One Los Alamos National Laboratory employee has been released from the hospital and another is in critical but stable condition after being burned in an accident last weekend at the nuclear weapons research facility.
May. 6, 2015
United States Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service plans to move forward with implementing a drone program. The agency has been experimenting with the unmanned aircrafts for the last few years in its wildfire management.
May. 6, 2015
National Park Service
Park officials said National Park Service and Forest Service fire managers plan to burn 50 acres of predominantly ponderosa pine starting Thursday.
May. 6, 2015
Raytheon
Raytheon has agreed to deliver 44 missiles, called SM-3 Block IBs, but this could be increased to 52 missiles, a press release said. The impact of the missiles is comparable to that of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph and is directed at incoming missiles.
May. 6, 2015
Hoover Dam
Daimler Trucks North America LLC said that in addition to debuting the company's self-driving semi-truck on the Hoover Dam Tuesday night, the vehicle maker also broke Guinness World Records when it projected the highest light output ever turning the dam into a massive movie screen.
May. 6, 2015
desert bighorn sheep
Researchers are looking into the threat of pneumonia spreading among desert bighorn sheep in the Grand Canyon.
May. 6, 2015
A tall cactus at Saguaro National Park has fallen after listing at an incredibly steep angle, possibly for years. This comes less than a month after the cactus was featured in a Tucson newspaper.
May. 5, 2015
Death rates from diabetes and chronic liver disease are significantly higher among Latinos, according to the Centers for Disease Control study on Latino health risks.
May. 5, 2015
Solar panels
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on a deal that could save the county $4.5 million over 20 years.
May. 5, 2015
Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
May. 5, 2015
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude quake occurred about five miles north of Sedona about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
May. 5, 2015
plastic bags
Legislation that's up for public comment would ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper grocery bags. It encourages retailers to provide reusable bags at little or no cost, or provide boxes to customers.
May. 5, 2015
TGen
Local research is studying one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer, and tests are narrowing down possible treatments.
May. 4, 2015
Uranium Navajo
Navajo Nation officials said the federal government has agreed to give more than $13 million for a clean-up evaluation of abandoned uranium mines across the reservation.
May. 4, 2015

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