Science News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to preserve more than 500,000 acres across the western United States for the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, considered for endangered species designation.
Aug. 20, 2014
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.
Aug. 19, 2014
It’s been known as Lou Gehrig’s disease since it took the Yankees baseball star’s life in 1941, but Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is getting a lot of publicity these days from what’s known as the Ice Bucket challenge.
Aug. 18, 2014
To increase the United States’ overall competitiveness, the fields of science technology engineering and math, or STEM, are being re-emphasized. Arizona is no exception.
Aug. 15, 2014
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the shuttered nuclear waste plant in New Mexico on Wednesday for the first time since a radiation leak six months ago. He asked for the public's patience as the investigation into the cause of the leak continues.
Aug. 12, 2014
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the country. On Saturday, it hosted the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for a special anniversary.
Aug. 11, 2014
For the first time Northern Arizona University researchers have linked uranium exposure to skin cancer. And one sub-population is especially at risk.
Aug. 8, 2014
Last weekend’s toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Could that happen in Phoenix?
Aug. 8, 2014
The three major universities in Arizona often boast scientific research projects and developments, yet a new college for science in Arizona aims to take a different approach.
Aug. 6, 2014
While the Ebola virus continues to spread in Western Africa, a seemingly effective treatment used has origins from Arizona State University. Plant research is at the root of the experimental treatment being used on two American doctors infected with the Ebola virus.
Aug. 5, 2014
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A new report ranks Arizona as having the highest amount of solar energy per person in 2013.
Aug. 5, 2014
Arizona scientists have produced two different types of maps that take our understanding of Mars to a whole new level.
Aug. 5, 2014
The release of last year’s AIMS scores on Monday signified the last time science scores won’t be counted against schools. That may be a good thing when looking at the science scores reported.
Aug. 5, 2014
An international research team led by the University of Arizona successfully mapped the genome sequence of African rice, known for hardiness and drought resistance.
Aug. 4, 2014
NASA recently announced the selected technology to be mounted on the Mars Rover planned for 2020. From 58 proposals, seven were selected, including an advanced camera system developed by ASU professor Jim Bell.
Aug. 1, 2014
Tucson is still hoping to be the site for Tesla’s "gigafactory" even though the company announced in a letter to shareholders Thursday that they broke ground at a site near Reno, Nev. last month.
Jul. 31, 2014
The City of Chandler will be helping local homeowner associations tap into reclaimed water systems that will save on water costs and save the city’s drinking water supply.
Jul. 30, 2014
In the next three years, a 5-million-square-foot biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix will be constructed. It will include research and clinical groups from all three state universities as well as governmental and private firms. So far, one quarter of the campus has been built.
Jul. 29, 2014
The National Park System protects some of the most beautiful and fragile ecosystems in the country. But those landscapes may start changing.
Jul. 28, 2014
Dust storms that travel through the valley can carry more than just dust. While many residents are familiar with the fungal infection Valley Fever, diagnosis has not always been accurate. New research aims to change that.
Jul. 28, 2014