Science News

The report from the Trust for America’s Health says four of every five adult Native Americans in the state were obese or overweight in 2013. That’s the highest rate of any state in the country.
Oct. 6, 2015
Dwarf galaxies create new stars just like bigger galaxies do — but for decades researchers haven’t been able to find the same star-forming ingredients inside of them. An astronomer at Lowell Observatory helped explain the mystery.
Oct. 6, 2015
CDC Report: US Hospitals Helping Break Down Barriers To Breastfeeding
The introduction of formula led many women to stop breastfeeding in the 1950s and '60s. It’s taken decades, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says breastfeeding rates are on the rise.
Oct. 6, 2015
While the monsoon season in Arizona is officially over, residents may have noticed the rain hasn’t got the memo.
Oct. 6, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey is launching a new initiative to help solve Arizona’s long-term water challenges.
Oct. 6, 2015
Aspen tree rust is causing the normally golden leaves to turn brown and fall off earlier than normal.
Oct. 6, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday the Morafka’s desert tortoise will not be given protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Oct. 5, 2015
Millions Of Bats Take To The Skies At Jornada Caves
During the summer months, southern New Mexico hosts one of the largest bat populations in North America. The Jornada Bat Caves, just west of White Sands Missile Range, are now becoming more accessible to the public.
Oct. 5, 2015
Most hospitals were already screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD), but the test, which is done at about 24 hours of life, became mandatory in July.
Oct. 5, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tightened its ozone standard yesterday. State officials say that puts many counties in Arizona out of compliance.
Oct. 2, 2015
A conservation fund that has provided money since 1965 for national parks and forests, as well as state and local outdoor recreation sites, faces an uncertain fate.
Oct. 1, 2015
Arizona researchers will spend the next year helping to design planetary exploration projects that may be launched by NASA.
Oct. 1, 2015
For the first time in 24 years, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has said fish plucked from parts of the Gila River are safe to eat.
Sep. 30, 2015
Arizona’s 2015 monsoon season is over. We had some rainstorms, selective microbursts and other days with high expectations for wetness that ultimately came up dry.
Sep. 30, 2015
An important type of soil fungi took a Flagstaff researcher by surprise with its ability to migrate around the world.
Sep. 30, 2015
The old system identified about 17,000 possible aliments and diseases. ICD-10 bumps that number up to 141,000.
Sep. 30, 2015
Arizona has the second highest number of cases of Salmonella poisoning in the country in a recent, multi-state outbreak.
Sep. 30, 2015
The New Mexico Game Commission has denied an appeal by federal officials to begin releasing endangered Mexican gray wolves in the state as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest.
Sep. 29, 2015
Opening a mine in Arizona today is no easy feat. It requires hundreds of pages of paperwork and several rounds of environmental studies. But, that wasn’t always the case.
Sep. 28, 2015
The "strongest evidence yet" that Mars has water was revealed Monday by NASA and other scientists, including a former University of Arizona researcher.
Sep. 28, 2015

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