Science News

Blockchain technology is mainly known as a digital ledger to record cryptocurrency transactions, like Bitcoin. But people are also coming up with other potential uses for the technology, including in the area of immigration.
Jan. 17, 2019
Some countries have programs designed to curb the over-prescription of antibiotics and ease the antibiotic resistance crisis. Yet studies continue to show troubling rates of inappropriate antibiotic treatment.
Jan. 16, 2019
Two Guys on Your Head: Acquaintances In The Wild
We're used to seeing certain people in one context, but why do we get so thrown off when we see them elsewhere? How do cultural differences in collectivism and individualism shape the way we may perceive people in a variety of settings?
Jan. 16, 2019
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Shutdown, More Water Requests Could Disrupt Arizona Drought Plan
Jan. 15, 2019
A study by Arizona researchers suggests that a strain of West Nile virus has taken up permanent residence in Maricopa County. Although the virus tends to spread during warm-weather months, scientists believe it could overwinter within mosquitoes and birds that reside in the area
Jan. 14, 2019
A new show on the Science Channel called “Houdini’s Last Secrets” includes a professional magician, a stunt builder and an unexpected host.
Jan. 11, 2019
Video documentation of police activities is becoming the new norm. But do observers draw the same conclusions from body cams as they do from dash cams?
Jan. 10, 2019
Arizona’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet like much of the country, there are not enough doctors in the state who are trained to treat addiction. That is beginning to change, though.
Jan. 10, 2019
Naloxone, a medication that can quickly reverse opioid overdose, has saved tens of thousands of lives in the past two decades. But how soon after treatment should a patient be released?
Jan. 9, 2019
Cannabis extracts are widely available at medical marijuana dispensaries around the state and country. But if you’re a scientist who wants to study medical marijuana, it’s a different story. The Show spoke with one doctor who said that is having real-world consequences.
Jan. 9, 2019
Teen use of e-cigarettes — or vaping — is on the rise. As of 2016, 11 percent of high-schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has declared youth vaping use an epidemic.
Jan. 9, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Labels
Labels are an essential part of distinguishing between one another but they can also pigeonhole one's sense of identity. How can we adjust our approach to labeling mental illnesses, particularly in children, in a communally constructive way?
Jan. 9, 2019
Sonora had its heaviest year of confirmed Zika virus infections in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2019
Reports of the Zika virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes, have more than doubled in November 2018 in Sonora, Mexico, neighboring the Arizona border, but researchers at the University of Arizona just had a breakthrough that could potentially prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases — using birth control.
Jan. 8, 2019
The Federal Communications Commission has fined a California satellite start-up $900,000 for illegally launching, operating and communicating with tiny space satellites. The incident shows how shrinking satellites could mean growing headaches for regulators.
Jan. 8, 2019
The final batch of Iridium NEXT satellites will soon launch, completing a two-year upgrade to the company’s network. The launch caps a decades-long trajectory for the company from misfire to takeoff.
Jan. 7, 2019
Many smartphone applications have the option to have location services on. When location services are on, app companies can sell this information, known as "big data." Flagstaff is one of the first cities to utilize big data.
Jan. 6, 2019
Lawmaker wants to repeal protections for the once popular drug Laetrile, once considered an alternative treatment for cancer.
Jan. 4, 2019
L.A. residents now have a new way to get warning about earthquakes. The city is rolling out a new smartphone app called ShakeAlertLA. It’s believed to be the first app of its kind in the U.S., and is now available for both Apple and Android phones.
Jan. 3, 2019
An international team has found that meltwater from beneath the Greenland ice sheet is brimming with methane. The findings suggest glacial melt could provide substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas globally.
Jan. 2, 2019