For four decades, the northern edge of the tropics has expanded faster than expected, and no one knows exactly why. Now, an 800-year tree-ring study offers new insights into our climate past – and our climate-change future.
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What are some possible uses for tape? Did constructing a playground come to mind? Eric Lennartson and a team of volunteers spent hours at the Arizona Science Center passing rolls of tape around and around to create tunnels big enough for people to climb through.
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A team of archaeologists recently discovered the remains of a 10-year-old at an ancient burial site in Italy. And the materials found nearby, along with evidence found on the child, indicate residents took action to keep the child from returning from the dead and spreading malaria.
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There are a lot of ideas for ways to deal with the urban heat island in Phoenix. But here’s one you probably haven’t thought of: a series of pieces of rope hanging over streets or green spaces.
Earlier this year, an E. coli outbreak was linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma. The CDC says the pathogen affected more than 200 people. As the new growing season is getting underway, we wanted to check in to see how that outbreak is impacting what farmers are doing now.
Mesa staff embarked on a yearlong study this month to find out whether it’s feasible for the city to turn food waste into energy.
Nearly half of the thousands of languages around the world are disappearing. And many of those are indigenous languages. Rosalyn LaPier argues the loss of these languages means more than just losing the language itself — we lose something important about our understanding of the natural world.
Why Do We Keep Building Houses In Places That Burn Down?
It’s a real estate paradox: the most desirable places to live are also among the most susceptible to wildfires. Mansions in the Santa Monica Mountains, tiny cabins tucked into the Angeles National Forest, and houses at the very edge of subdivisions are all beautiful because they’re surrounded by undeveloped land. But what makes them beautiful is also what makes them dangerous.
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed evidence on sitting, smoking and health. The study found sitting is not the new smoking.
Diseases have been major drivers of human evolution. Now, research suggests that Neanderthal genes that are retained in modern humans once helped fight ancient viruses.
Saturday’s rainfall helped make this one of the wettest Octobers on record according to the National Weather Service. The next rainiest October on record was in 1972.
The Defense Department has awarded more than $2 billion in contracts to three companies to build rockets. Some of the build-out of those rockets is slated to happen in Arizona.
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
For those who remain unmoved by dire climate reports and worsening hurricanes, a new warning has emerged: Climate change is coming for your beer. A new international climate and economics study says that worsening heat and drought will lower barley yields by 3-17 percent over the 21st century.
Expectant mothers go through changes in their organs and immune system that leave them open to severe flu infections. Now, an international study shows that flu shots can help keep them out of the hospital.
The University of Arizona has launched an intervention program called “Saludable” aimed at reducing obesity among Latino youths throughout Arizona.
It’s early for Arizona’s flu season, but the number of reported cases is already higher than last year at this time.
You’ve seen the Waymo self-driving cars stopped at intersections, you’ve seen the Uber cars in your rearview, well here’s another name entering the Valley’s self-driving arena —The Institute for Automated Mobility.
Over 1,000 acres of land in Pima county have been acquired by the Phoenix Zoo and the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation to create a wildlife conservation center.
The U.S. Air Force has chosen three aerospace companies in which to invest $2 billion, including one that builds rockets in Chandler.
There have been a number of efforts in Arizona — including at the ballot box — to give the state increased control over certain lands and environmental measures.