Science News

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
Astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday night after spending 340 days in space. He and his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly of Tucson, are participating in a study to determine the effects of long-duration space travel on the human body.
Mar. 1, 2016
It’s that season again for the migration of animals into Arizona. Among them will be what biologists call among the most misunderstood and unappreciated mammals.
Feb. 26, 2016
Dr. James Hansen is stressing the importance of engaging young people in climate science and action. His own research is in climate modeling, which he hopes will help young people with understanding the complexity of climate change, but says more is needed.
Feb. 26, 2016
UA Demonstrates Solar Energy For The Farm
Arizona Western College is hosting the Southwest Ag Summit from Feb. 24-26.
Feb. 26, 2016
Paleontologists have identified a new species of an extinct, crocodile-like creature in Petrified Forest National Park. The 15-foot long reptile lived during the Triassic period, more than 200 million years ago. It belonged to a group of heavily armored plant-eaters.
Feb. 26, 2016
It’s tough to look anywhere in the Valley and not see palm trees. Phoenix is looking to do something different with all the fronds.
Feb. 25, 2016
With temperatures in the 80s in parts of the state, it’s hard to believe that Arizona ranks No. 1 for flu activity, according to the Walgreens Flu Index.
Feb. 25, 2016
The University of Arizona is one of 40 organizations being included in President Barack Obama’s precision medicine initiative.
Feb. 25, 2016
Scientists in northern Arizona have something new in their field kits: custom-made drones. Up until now, researchers strapped their scientific equipment to old military discards or simple hobby drones. Now they can order drones tailored for science.
Feb. 25, 2016
Many of us have direct or indirect experience with eating disorders, and we’re most familiar with bulimia and anorexia, but more research is revealing additional disorders.
Feb. 24, 2016
Citizens of Big Park — better known as the Village of Oak Creek — lobbied for changes in the outdoor lighting code to earn the designation. Arizona is home to the largest grouping of dark sky communities in the world.
Feb. 24, 2016

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