Science News

NASA confirmed what many suspected at the end of September; Mars does indeed have water flowing on its surface. At least — for part of the year.
Oct. 23, 2015
Jack Roosa’s father, Stuart, was the command module pilot for Apollo 14, and among his accomplishments aboard that scientifically focused mission was caring for 500 tree seeds that orbited the Moon in early 1971.
Oct. 23, 2015
The first formal results about Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft appeared in the journal Science last week.
Oct. 22, 2015
This week’s explosion of ticket sales for the next Star Wars movie is an indication of just vital a part science fiction plays in pop culture.
Oct. 22, 2015
Pluto appears to be full of surprises as the New Horizons mission continues to send back images.
Oct. 22, 2015
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Oct. 21 that 2015 may be the hottest year on record. Global temperatures are record highs for seven months of the year to-date.
Oct. 22, 2015
Invasive cheatgrass has taken over native desert ecosystems and worsened wildfires across the West. To reverse that trend, researchers are studying the potential of a seed-killing pathogen called the "Black Fingers of Death.”
Oct. 21, 2015
The Valley has been hit hard in the past few days by rain, hail and possibly funnel clouds.
Oct. 21, 2015
Arizona Science Desk reporter Sara Hammond describes the history of planetary science at the UA, which started in 1960s.
Oct. 20, 2015
Despite their nasty reputation, some beekeepers want to work with Africanized bees. That’s easier to do in northern Arizona, where cooler temperatures mean calmer bees.
Oct. 19, 2015
Researchers are testing an old valley fever drug for a new purpose. The clinical trial is scheduled to start in the next few months in Phoenix, Tucson and California.
Oct. 19, 2015
Federal Wolf Recovery Effort To Continue Despite Roadblocks In New Mexico
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will move forward with its efforts to recover the Mexican grey wolf despite opposition from the state of New Mexico.
Oct. 16, 2015
The United States could experience one of the three strongest El Niño weather events this winter. But the higher-than-average rains predicted will not fully eliminate Arizona’s drought deficits.
Oct. 15, 2015
A popular reservoir in Prescott has long been plagued by accumulating pollutants on the lake bed. While residents and the city want cleanup to happen soon, a new settlement will delay any action for now.
Oct. 14, 2015
The rooftop solar industry is forging ahead in Arizona. That was the dominant message from industry leaders during a workshop held by Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese on Wednesday.
Oct. 14, 2015
The Arizona Geological Survey wants Arizonans are prepared, despite the fact the last major earthquake struck southern Arizona in 1887.
Oct. 13, 2015
Grand Canyon Monument Would Make Uranium Ban Permanent
The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
Oct. 13, 2015
Scientists have a new worry about a special group of organisms that protects soil on the Colorado Plateau. They’re called “biocrusts,” and they’re easily destroyed when trampled. But new research shows there’s another menace.
Oct. 12, 2015
The official monsoon season is over, but lingering wet weather in Arizona means collectors still have a chance to find a variety of insects and arthropods.
Oct. 12, 2015
All animals are susceptible to cancer, and some are more prone to cancer than others. But, local researchers have discovered a specific genome in an unlikely species that may stop cancer growth.
Oct. 12, 2015

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