Science News

Millions of objects are floating around the Earth in space, from small flakes of paint to rocket bodies several meters wide, posing danger to working spacecraft. Identifying, tracking and predicting the debris’ movements is a task the University of Arizona is taking on.
Mar. 10, 2016
High above downtown Phoenix, peregrine falcons have been nesting for more than a decade — and now the public can get best the view of them yet.
Mar. 10, 2016
Planetary science education in Arizona and around the country will get a boost from a collaboration between Tucson’s Planetary Science Institute and NASA.
Mar. 9, 2016
Slowly, some of Phoenix’s streets are getting dramatic makeovers. While these projects may put a squeeze on future traffic, advocates of "Complete Streets" are welcoming the city’s steady embrace of what some call a key solution to city health and safety issues.
Mar. 9, 2016
Once confined behind the glass of a museum or curiosity shop, taxidermy is evolving as an interactive art form.
Mar. 8, 2016
The military is working on something called “implantable neural interfaces.” This is essentially a way to tap into the brain.
Mar. 8, 2016
It’s breeding season for bald eagles in the Prescott National Forest. And just like the rest of us, the national birds would appreciate a little privacy.
Mar. 8, 2016
It's standardized testing time again in Arizona. Here's a look at what to expect from the AIMS Science test being given to students this spring.
Mar. 8, 2016
What do tree rings and Spanish shipwrecks have to do with one another? Plenty, from a climate science viewpoint.
Mar. 7, 2016
The bighorn sheep is one of the few prized animals for hunters. In Arizona, getting chosen for a chance to hunt one is rare.
Mar. 7, 2016
Between the coughing and sneezing during the cold and flu season, proper hygiene practices are important. But, excessive hand washing can also present a problem.
Mar. 4, 2016
The state Legislature is considering a proposal to extend the region in Arizona where electronic billboards are allowed along highways and interstates. Dark-sky advocates say that would harm Arizona’s astronomy industry.
Mar. 4, 2016
A new species of desert tortoise has been described by a University of Arizona genetic researcher. Identifying the Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise will aid in its preservation.
Mar. 3, 2016
Flagstaff astronomers are studying an asteroid that’s spinning faster than any other of its size. The asteroid has broken what’s known as the “spin barrier.”
Mar. 3, 2016
The city is building a Resource Innovation Campus next to the 27th Avenue Transfer Station to lease space to businesses that have technologies and processes to turn trash into new products.
Mar. 3, 2016
Mojave, La Paz and Yuma counties qualify for drought assistance because they border California and Nevada areas declared a natural disaster.
Mar. 3, 2016
Two University of Arizona physicians want to bring a prescription drug developed in Cuba to the United States to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Such ulcers can lead to death in some diabetics.
Mar. 2, 2016
The National Weather Service has been keeping track of daily temperatures in the Phoenix area since 1896. Use this chart to see how the average maximum temperatures each month have fluctuated over the past 100 years.
Mar. 2, 2016
El Niño prompted high hopes of a strong spring runoff with initial forecasts of more than a million acre feet of water replenishing Salt and Verde River reservoirs. But a dry spell and warm months have reduced those forecasts greatly.
Mar. 2, 2016
After five long months, Flagstaff is ready to use Lake Mary water once again. The water treatment center had to shut down the use of the reservoir due to contamination in October of last year.
Mar. 1, 2016

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