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It isn’t often a compliment when one is described as having “snake-like” tendencies. But research shows rattlesnakes actually have complex and individual personalities.
Jan. 29, 2019
In the Arizona Legislature, Rep. Paul Boyer has stepped in with a bill that would require chemicals in vaccines to be listed. To talk about that, The Show was joined by Michelle Francl. She is a chemistry professor at Bryn Mawr College.children."
Jan. 29, 2019
The Pulse: Should We Call Little Girls Beautiful?
Many parents don’t want people to call their daughters “beautiful” or “pretty.” They say it makes little girls uncomfortable or self-conscious. That it connects their self-worth to their looks. Or that it emphasizes something they don’t have a lot of control of over the things they do.
Jan. 29, 2019
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019
As the United Kingdom’s House of Commons votes on amendments to the prime minister’s plan for withdrawing from the European Union, new research reports on how Brexit might be unhealthy for more than the United Kingdom’s economy.
Jan. 28, 2019
Two bills intended to provide transparency in vaccinations, could overwhelm parents and pediatricians and further reduce child vaccinations.
Jan. 28, 2019
Fixing city roads can be a long and costly ordeal, but Sedona has piloted a system to improve the process. The city hired RoadBotics Inc., and its specialty is assessing road conditions via data collection and machine learning.
Jan. 26, 2019
Blood is going out the doors of Maricopa County’s only blood provider faster than it can be brought in. With donations low, the nonprofit Vitalant is shuffling blood between hospitals to meet the need.
Jan. 25, 2019
The Arizona Legislature is looking to improve road safety standards during its upcoming session. One local business is looking at changing road technology to improve safety.
Jan. 25, 2019
Two stretches of roadway in Southern Nevada, including one in downtown Las Vegas, have had their traffic rules digitized.
Jan. 25, 2019
Hoping to curb teen use, state lawmakers are moving to put new restrictions on where and how vaping devices can be sold. Without dissent, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted Wednesday to classify both the devices and the liquids that they burn as tobacco products. That would make them subject to all the same restrictions in Arizona law as cigarettes.
Jan. 24, 2019
Have you ever boarded a plane only to sit there on the runway for hours while the crew is performing some unknown maintenance? Well, rest assured there is someone in the aerospace world who is working to stop that from happening — and she’s right here in the Valley.
Jan. 24, 2019
A report on the forces that shape saguaro cacti from their start as "diamond-shaped green blobs" to adulthood as towering desert sentinels. Carol Gibson asked about the sometimes whimsical desert dwellers through our Q&AZ. Carol Gibson first saw a saguaro cactus when she was 7 years old and her family moved to Arizona from Tennessee.
VIDEO: KJZZ Explains Saguaro Science
Jan. 24, 2019
Bertie Gregory has always enjoyed taking photos of wildlife. He was selected as one of the United Kingdom’s top wildlife photographers under 20, and has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer.
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches
Greenland’s ice is melting roughly four times faster than it was over a decade ago, according to a new study published this week. And scientists say that the accelerated melting is likely to speed up sea level rise on a global scale.
Jan. 23, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Revenge Fantasy
In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge permeates popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don't we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves?
Jan. 23, 2019
On Friday, electric car maker Tesla announced massive layoffs across all of its operations. The reason: sales have under-performed as consumers complain about the cost of their electric cars.
Jan. 21, 2019
Half a century after its first symposium on space medicine, the Air Force is preparing to train future space surgeons.
Jan. 21, 2019
The amount of marijuana being purchased and consumed in Arizona is up. New figures from the Department of Health Services show that in 2018, Arizonans smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 60 tons of the drug.
Jan. 17, 2019
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that the pounds upon pounds of medical marijuana are coming in faster than the rate of the number of people signed up for medical marijuana licenses.
Jan. 17, 2019

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