Science News

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
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at Arizona State University on Thursday, describing the sustainability efforts between renewable energy and its relationship to agriculture.
Sep. 5, 2014
New research finds Arizona businesses announced 3,000 renewable energy-related jobs during the second quarter. However, most of those are in construction.
Sep. 3, 2014
Meteorologists are seeing a warming trend in the Pacific Ocean. Experts say odds are good that we’ll see a moderate El Niño weather pattern this fall and winter.
Sep. 1, 2014
The University of Arizona has installed new technology at their planetarium, looking to further engage the public with current research projects.
Aug. 29, 2014
The desert Southwest boasts one of the richest varieties of hummingbird species on the planet. Is it because of their unique sense of taste?
Aug. 26, 2014
The University of Arizona is set to open the state’s first public veterinary school next fall.
Aug. 25, 2014
A new report suggests that tuberculosis was brought to the Americas by seals, and researchers at ASU had a hand in the findings.
Aug. 21, 2014