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A new study conducted by Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, says exercise in the future could be customized for individuals based on their genes.
Mar. 24, 2018
Orbital ATK
Aerospace and defense company Orbital ATK is expanding its Chandler-based launch vehicles division. Orbital will establish the 47-acre campus on Willis Road in Chandler’s Price Corridor, a stone’s throw from the company’s existing campus, which employs nearly 1,600 people.
Mar. 23, 2018
An endangered fish that lives in the Grand Canyon is no longer on the brink of extinction.
Mar. 22, 2018
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A special education teacher in the Peoria School District has recovered from a flesh-eating bacterial infection thanks in part to an experimental treatment typically used to treat burn victims.
Mar. 22, 2018
Tempe Police reiterated that fault has not been determined in this case and the investigation is ongoing. But some experts in the field who have watched the video say something must be amiss — that the car should have avoided hitting Herzberg.
Mar. 22, 2018
Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicle's laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.
Mar. 22, 2018
The snowpack is at 28 percent of normal, and the runoff to the rivers is expected to be less than half of average runoff. And, a study found climate change has contributed to a decline in all Western snowpack.
Mar. 22, 2018
Researchers found that a bacteria called E. gallinarum can travel outside of your gut and trigger an autoimmune response. And they were able to show that antibiotics can help treat that response — they even created a vaccine that worked to prevent it in the mice in their study.
Mar. 21, 2018
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If a stranger handed you a free cookie, would you let them to follow you around? Host Veronica Belmont discusses whether or not you get a fair trade when online services use your personal data.
Mar. 20, 2018
Uber self-driving car
Autonomous vehicle safety researcher Dr. Srikanth Saripalli talked about whether self-driving cars are safe at this point to be tested on real roads.
Mar. 20, 2018
Native Americans saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths, and officials wonder if tribes have the financial resources to address the crisis.
Mar. 19, 2018
New research out of McGill University says smartphones are not making us antisocial — they’re actually proof that we are hypersocial. Samuel Veissiere is an assistant professor in the Culture, Mind, and Brain Program at McGill University and he helped conduct this research.
Mar. 19, 2018
Facial approximation
A collaborative project between the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson and the New York Academy of Art is working to give names to the nameless.
Mar. 19, 2018
Salton Sea
The biggest lake in California is shrinking.The Salton Sea occupies a hot, desert basin a short drive from the Mexico border and it’s been evaporating for years. It’s sustained by the Colorado River water that passes through these farms as irrigation before flowing into the 350 square mile lake.
Mar. 19, 2018
National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O’Malley looked at incoming systems and predicted ideal conditions this week in the lower elevations with highs in the 70s and 80s.
Mar. 19, 2018
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Wounds of addiction may be buried in shame. They can also be serious, requiring surgery and constant care.
Mar. 19, 2018
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The Western Governors' Association cataloged the top 50 invasive species in their region, saying the pests have already caused billions of dollars in damage to agriculture and infrastructure. One of them is cats.
Mar. 16, 2018
Arizona researchers have found evidence of a historical drought in southern California trees, and the plants can tell water managers how to prepare for the future.
Mar. 16, 2018
Technology changes in dramatic ways every day, and we’ve seen a lot of very popular programs simply disappear. But now a team from Yale University is working to restore some obsolete software applications. To learn more, The Show's Steve Goldstein is joined by Euan Cochrane, digital preservation manager at Yale.
Mar. 13, 2018
Lowell Observatory
On Saturday, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will celebrate the grand re-opening of the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto nearly 90 years ago. Here to talk about this is the observatory's archival restoration specialist, Peter Rosenthal.
Mar. 9, 2018