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Two Guys On Your Head: Reverse Psychology
What we refer to as "reverse psychology" is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians?
Feb. 6, 2019
The study looks at trace amounts of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and codeine found in Tempe’s wastewater.
Feb. 5, 2019
For decades, incidents of colorectal cancer were mostly found in people over the age of 55, and obesity was often a factor. The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, though, show that rates for adults under 55 have steadily been rising over the past 20 years or so.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Pulse: Why Opposition To GMOs Is A First World Privilege
Mehta had heard that GMOs were controversial in Europe and the U.S. But it wasn’t until he arrived in Zurich that he discovered just how controversial they were.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Maricopa Medical Examiner's Office is closing its toxicology lab next month and, according to The Arizona Republic, outsourcing incoming work to privately-operated Pennsylvania lab NMS Laboratories.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Why The Measles Virus Is Back Across The United States
In the year 2000, the United States declared measles had been eradicated. However in 2018, there were more than 300 cases of the potentially lethal and incredibly contagious virus.
Feb. 4, 2019
The Pulse: In Science We Trust
From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers and even flat-Earthers, there’s a lot of mistrust in science. But how did we get here in the first place? How did we lose public trust in science and medicine — and is there a way to rebuild it?
Feb. 4, 2019
Western Water Managers Are Betting On Cloud Seeding, Despite The Gaps In Science
For decades, states have invested in weather modification programs, also known as cloud seeding, in the hopes of boosting precious snowpack.
Feb. 4, 2019
As flu season continues in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports there have been 8,000 confirmed cases statewide.
Feb. 4, 2019
Coal-fired power plants, vehicle emissions and mining activities release far more mercury into the atmosphere than natural sources, and it's a global issue.
Feb. 4, 2019
Self-driving cars in Phoenix have seen their share of harassment over the last few years. But that’s nothing compared to the road rage they’ll inspire if one transportation planner’s prediction comes to pass.
Feb. 1, 2019
There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to heart attacks.
Feb. 1, 2019
It’s breeding season for the once-endangered bald eagle, and a nest near Lake Pleasant has been such a successful site, the Arizona Game and Fish Department set up a web cam to view it.
Jan. 31, 2019
Amid radio silence from NASA’s Opportunity rover, Curiosity continues to probe Mars’ Gale Crater. Now scientists have repurposed the rover’s navigation and attitude instruments to help resolve an enduring mystery.
Jan. 31, 2019
Cases of Type-2 diabetes around the world are increasing — and that has researchers and medical professionals concerned about the supply of insulin.
Jan. 31, 2019
More U.S. moms die in or soon after childbirth than any other place in the developed world.
Jan. 31, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts That Bridge The Political Divide
On the podcast, Hidden Brain, scientist John Hibbing looks into the psychological differences between a liberal and a conservative.
Jan. 31, 2019
A statewide study of cardiac arrests that occurred away from hospitals has revealed a significant uptick in overdose-related cases.
Jan. 30, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Sunk Cost
When we invest a lot into something, be it a relationship, job or even a used car, it can be tough to cut your losses and start anew. So why are we so prone to sticking with it rather than moving on?
Jan. 30, 2019
In Arizona, an estimated 20 women die for every 100,000 live births. The number may not seem high, but what frustrates public health professionals is that 89 percent of these deaths are deemed preventable.
Jan. 30, 2019

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