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Arizona State University will receive a $50 million donation to fund advancement in research of dementia. The school announced Monday that the endowment, one of the largest it has ever received, was made by Charlene and J. Orin Edson.
Mar. 25, 2019
We’ve all done it. Driving in circles over and over to find the perfect parking spot. Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough spaces to go around. But it turns out a full 10 percent of the city of Phoenix is just parking lots.
Mar. 22, 2019
In the book, "The Human Network" the author argues that all types of human interactions happen in networks — whether they're online or in person. And those human networks affect us in ways large and small.
Mar. 22, 2019
The U.S. birth rate for women, across the board, is down — but the sharpest decline is among Hispanic women.
Mar. 21, 2019
This winter was the second coldest ever recorded in Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature from mid-December to March was 56 degrees. Beat only by the winter of 1997-98, when the average was 55 degrees.
Mar. 21, 2019
To Finish Drought Plan, Colorado River Managers Ask Congress For Approval
Water leaders from the seven states that make up the Colorado River basin are one step closer to finalizing a drought contingency plan. Representatives from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Arizona met in Phoenix to sign a letter to Congress.
Mar. 20, 2019
“The Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead blood level testing at the age of one and two, but there’s not always follow up in terms of what might be causing the elevated lead levels,” said Denise Voiles, the Office of Family Health nurse supervisor.
Mar. 20, 2019
Whether or not we’re aware of it, algorithms play an increasingly prominent role in our lives — from deciding what we watch on Netflix, to what news we see on Facebook, to what we buy on Amazon, to who we date on Tinder. Because of this, according to professor Kartik Hosanagar, we need to become more aware of those algorithms and how they’re impacting society.
Mar. 20, 2019
Scientists have found that if you repeat a statement enough times, people will start to believe it, which could shed some light on the current crisis we’re seeing around vaccinations in this country.
Mar. 19, 2019
Maricopa County is the healthiest county in Arizona, according to new data released on Tuesday. The 2019 County Health Rankings Report also found Apache the least healthy county in the state.
Mar. 19, 2019
Drier winters and limited precipitation have put many areas of the West — including Arizona and California — into serious drought conditions. But the latest numbers show that California is officially drought-free for the first time in a decade.
Mar. 19, 2019
High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage
High snowpack in the southern Rocky Mountains this winter will likely stave off a shortage declaration in the Colorado River watershed in 2020, relieving pressure on water managers attempting to navigate future scarcity.
Mar. 18, 2019
Currently, vaccination rates in pockets of metro Phoenix fall below 85 percent, including in the Anthem and Fountain Hills communities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Mar. 18, 2019
Longtime tech venture capitalist Roger McNamee knew Mark Zuckerberg almost from the beginning of Facebook and was a self-proclaimed "cheerleader." That changed just a couple of years ago, and McNamee has written about his disenchantment in the book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe."
Mar. 18, 2019
Arizona has more insect diversity than any other state — including four dozen different species of cicadas. Best known for their loud buzzing in the summer, each species of cicada has their own unique call.
Mar. 18, 2019
President Trump has become the American face for those who disagree that man-made climate change is real, and that it's one of the greatest challenges the planet is up against.
Mar. 15, 2019
Arizona students will take part in a global effort to take on climate change. The Arizona Youth Climate Strike on Friday afternoon is one of more than a hundred across the country; the version here will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Arizona Capitol.
Mar. 15, 2019
While flu numbers in the rest of the state have declined from the peak, last week Yavapai County recorded its highest number of cases this season. Usually, the flu season has two spikes. And while the statewide numbers follow that pattern, Yavapai County told a different story.
Mar. 14, 2019
Millions of Americans struggle with depression, and a number of prescription anti-depressants are available to help treat the condition such as Prozac, Paxil and Cymbalta. As of earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration has added Esketamine to the list.
Mar. 14, 2019
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 12, 2019

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