Science News

As the New Horizons spacecraft moves beyond Pluto and scientists begin to sift through the data of the historic flyby last week, a group of citizen scientists is also taking a look at the solar system’s frontier.
Jul. 19, 2015
The Maricopa County Public Health Department has confirmed two more deaths in relation to West Nile Virus. This brings the total to three deaths this season.
Jul. 17, 2015
Need a well? If you live in Arizona, get in line. Some companies are sending him deposits of close to a million dollars just to save their spot in line for a well.
Jul. 16, 2015
A federal grant will fund a study aimed at finding ways to meet future water demands for the lower Santa Cruz River basin in southeastern Arizona.
Jul. 16, 2015
Seventy years ago today, the U.S. government detonated an atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert in southern New Mexico.
Jul. 16, 2015
Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.
Jul. 16, 2015
Growers in Arizona and around the world are concerned with the spread of a wilting disease present in soil that can damage lettuce.
Jul. 16, 2015
Images from NASAs New Horizons probe of Pluto did not disappoint. Close up photos of the planet revealed a mountain range about 11,000 feet high and tens of miles wide.
Jul. 16, 2015
This animated GIF, posted Wednesday on NASA's site, shows just how far we've come since that blurry image captured by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.
Jul. 15, 2015
Universities In The Southwest Design Eco-Friendly Campuses
Universities across the Southwest are redesigning their campuses to make them more environmentally friendly. That includes one college transformation in West Texas that combines desert landscaping with Himalayan architecture.
Jul. 15, 2015
The Cholla Power Plant has been a source of contention for some time. The public comment period for the permit ended Tuesday.
Jul. 15, 2015
It was a reunion for past and present planetary scientists of Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered 85 years ago.
Jul. 14, 2015
Sharks are an icon on the screen, from Spielberg’s "Jaws," released 40 years ago, to Discovery Channel’s "Shark Week," going on now. A local aquarium is using the annual cable event as a springboard to educate people about some sharks that don’t get a lot of spotlight.
Jul. 10, 2015
After a journey of 15 1/2 years since launch, a space probe is set to make its closest approach to Pluto.
Jul. 10, 2015
Ashwini Roy-Choudhury is the director of clinical research at the University of Arizona. She explained the basics of clinical trials and what has changed in recent years.
Jul. 10, 2015
In Flagstaff, where Pluto was discovered, scientists will be waiting to analyze those photographs and other data. But they’re not the only ones. Artists are creating their own interpretations of Pluto, and they’ll use New Horizons for inspiration.
Jul. 10, 2015
A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.
Jul. 10, 2015
Wind Power
Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas — but the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power's success in the Lone Star state has now become its challenge.
Jul. 10, 2015
This week, three people have died hiking Arizona trails. Others have required rescue.
Jul. 10, 2015
Doctors may start to get reimbursed for end-of-life care discussions with patients. Tuesday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a change that would encourage physicians to start having these conversations with patients.
Jul. 9, 2015

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