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If you have Valentine’s Day plans, here’s a piece of advice from David Sbarra, professor of psychology at the University of Arizona: Don’t bring your smartphone.
Feb. 14, 2019
Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, has been in Arizona this week, talking about health care and the economy, among other things. He was at the University of Arizona Medical School on Wednesday and has had meetings with government and community leaders.
Feb. 14, 2019
State lawmakers want smart phones and other electronic devices with access to built-in microphones and cameras to clearly disclose when they're watching you.
Feb. 14, 2019
After more than 1,000 attempts to restore contact, a 15-year journey across Mars has ended for NASA’s Opportunity Rover. But the vehicle lives on in its achievements and its local legacy.
Feb. 13, 2019
There’s a huge variety of fruits and vegetables that we have access to, almost year-round. But how long have those crops been around? And how many specific kinds of crops have we actually lost over the generations?
Feb. 13, 2019
Researchers at ASU and the University of California, San Diego will be working to find blood-based biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease.
Feb. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Occam
From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely one. Yet we still tend to fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, just because they sound good to us.
Feb. 13, 2019
Beetles Vs. Birds: When Fighting Nature With Nature Backfires
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. The effects of a federal decision made 20 years ago to use Asian beetles to slow the spread of an invasive shrub across the West are reducing nesting habitat for an endangered songbird – the southwestern willow flycatcher.
Feb. 13, 2019
KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven looks at the possible health issues associated with wearing a tie — from a decrease in blood flow to the brain to the risk of infection.
Feb. 13, 2019
Last week, in front of the state Senate Health committee, Dr. Bart Demaerschalk used his laptop to give lawmakers a closer look at the possibilities available in telemedicine — and it’s a little more high tech than you might think.
Feb. 12, 2019
The southwestern part of the country is in the midst of a two decade drought, and a recent polar vortex hit the Midwest, leading to wind chill of close to 60 degrees below zero.In addition to science, what approach could help fix — or at least understand — what’s happening?
Feb. 12, 2019
The Pulse: What Keeps Kids Healthy
What matters to a child’s health? Sure, some things are embedded in our genetics. But from the moment we’re born, there are a million different experiences, factors, and choices that contribute — from our neighborhoods and homes, to screen time and family dynamics.
Feb. 12, 2019
As climate change threatens species around the globe, there is a different kind of zoo in San Diego that’s aiming to bring some endangered species back. The San Diego Zoo’s frozen zoo is the largest animal cryobank.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently announced a $15 million deal to help Phoenix-area residents deal with shocks and stressors — like heat — in a program called the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience.
Feb. 11, 2019
Just south of the Arizona border, big game hunting is big business. Every winter, thousands of foreign hunters - most from the United States - flock to the state for its trophy deer, bighorn sheep, game birds and other species. Some say hunting policies have also been a boon to conservation efforts.
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Feb. 11, 2019
Every winter, around 1.5 million honeybee colonies from all over the U.S. are shipped to California to pollinate almond trees. But in 2014, 80,000 of these colonies suffered death and deformity. A new study offers a possible explanation.
Feb. 11, 2019
The shape of a jumping cholla's spines allows them to reproduce asexually, by steadfastly sticking to an unsuspecting traveler before falling off and taking root.
Feb. 7, 2019
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
More than 5.6 million Americans have possibly unsafe levels of nitrates in their drinking water, and Hispanic residents are the most affected.
Feb. 6, 2019
Much of the U.S. was warmer than usual, especially west of the Rocky Mountains.
Feb. 6, 2019

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