Science News

A previously unanalyzed trove of tree rings has given researchers a new perspective on how climate change might affect forests in the Southwest. The news is better, but far from good.
Dec. 19, 2018
Corn, or maize, took a 9,000-year journey of domestication on its way to our holiday tables. But new research suggests that the path took more twists and turns than once thought.
Dec. 19, 2018
There’s a new dinosaur on the block, although its name is a bit of a mouthful. Crittendenceratops krzyanowskii doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But what kind of dinosaur is it?
Dec. 19, 2018
A federal judge in Texas this week struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, declaring its mandate requiring everyone buy health insurance unconstitutional. But now that the ACA has been law for six years, both parties agree that parts of the law that are particularly popular should stay around.
Dec. 19, 2018
Do you remember when self-checkouts at the grocery store were the new thing? Now no one can remember living without it. That’s how the makers of a new self-guided medical clinic are hoping people adapt to their idea.
Dec. 19, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Leadership And Trust
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on leadership with a look at the psychology of leadership and the importance of trust.
Dec. 19, 2018
The University of Arizona is leading a new multimillion-dollar project to boost date palm production in the Middle East nation of Oman. The program will have far-reaching implications for food development.
Dec. 19, 2018
The Pulse: Understanding Violence
On this episode of The Pulse, we examine violence — what sparks it, how it spreads, and where it can lead.
Dec. 18, 2018
More than 800 flu cases have been reported this season and 277 of those were just in the last week. There are less cases this year compared to 2017, but the numbers are still higher than Arizona's five-season average
Dec. 17, 2018
New research from the Great Good Science Center at UC Berkeley proves that you can actually train your brain in gratitude. It sounds crazy, but that’s what Christina Karns, a research associate in psychology at the University of Oregon, found in her latest research.
Dec. 17, 2018
The Pulse: Body Politics
How the criminalization of HIV transforms bodies into weapons in the eyes of the law — and one man who spent nearly a decade in prison as a result.
Dec. 17, 2018
A study in the journal “Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology” has found that stethoscopes may contain a wide variety of bacteria, including the source of staph infections.
Dec. 17, 2018
A water treatment plant in Tucson is replacing more than 56 tons of activated carbon to address newly-discovered perfluorinated compound contamination from the nearby Superfund site.
Dec. 17, 2018
Loss of sleep is linked to health risks from diabetes to dementia. Now, a new study finds Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are getting even less sleep than five years ago.
Dec. 17, 2018
Water managers from across the Colorado River Basin are wrapping up their conference in Las Vegas this Friday. Luke Runyon of KUNC in Colorado is there covering it and joined The Show to talk about it.
Dec. 14, 2018
We all have passwords for our email or online banking accounts, and we take precautions to avoid having our computers or other devices hacked. But, what about insulin pumps and pacemakers?
Dec. 13, 2018
The effects of climate change can be seen in many different ways and places. A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found, if left unchecked, climate change could have serious consequences on many things, such as America’s national parks.
Dec. 13, 2018
Even Fire-Resistant Houses Are Burning In California
Last month's Woolsey fire destroyed more than 16-hundred structures. That type of devastating fire is becoming the norm in California. One year ago this week, the Thomas fire broke out. It ended up burning 775 homes. Massive fires of the past two years are calling into question how effective those codes are.
Dec. 13, 2018
Despite composing nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, Latinos remain underrepresented in American biomedical research. A recent study sought patterns in an Alzheimer’s-related gene among more diverse and representative Latino populations.
Dec. 13, 2018
The decline in snowpack has a more significant effect on the Colorado River basin than on other parts of the U.S.
Dec. 12, 2018

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