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In the report called Fixing Food 2018, researchers used what they call the Food Sustainability Index to measure how countries are doing when it comes to the three biggest challenges our global food system faces: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and nutritional challenges.
Dec. 12, 2018
Opioid addiction is a dramatic problem that is affecting the entire country, and efforts are underway to try to prevent the issue and treat those with the problem. The prevalence of the challenge is even more dramatic among Native Americans.
Dec. 12, 2018
Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working?
Dec. 12, 2018
The country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo — the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project — has many people excited, but don't plan on ordering a ride anytime soon.
Take A Ride In A Driverless Car
Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Legal Hemp And No Food Stamp Restrictions — What The New Farm Bill Looks Like
On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor for the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Eighty-three Senators voted in favor of the bill, with only 13 Republicans voting against it.
Dec. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Leaders Who Want To Be Liked Aren
If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.
Dec. 12, 2018
The National Center for Health Statistics has released a comprehensive analysis of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2011 through 2016. The findings are based on the written documentation or “literal text” on death certificates.
Dec. 11, 2018
After a journey of 1.4 million miles, OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s mission spacecraft, arrived 12 miles from an asteroid named Bennu. And just a week later, big news made it back to Earth — the presence of hydrated minerals.
Dec. 11, 2018
Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
Dec. 11, 2018
In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns. But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.
Dec. 11, 2018
This week, the Geminid meteor shower is supposed to peak and the best nights to see it will be Thursday and Friday night.
Dec. 10, 2018
More than six years after Voyager 1 left the sun’s protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields, Voyager 2 has become the second human-made object to enter interstellar space.
Dec. 10, 2018
The first gene-edited food is starting to make its way into everyday products. Soybeans that have been edited to make their oil contain less trans fats will now go into production for things like granola bars and cooking oils, making them healthier.
Dec. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: China Leads The World In Carbon Emissions; Can It Be Part Of The Global Solution?
China is both the world’s largest carbon polluter, and a major player at the current climate summit in Poland, where the world is watching for what China will bring to the table.
Dec. 10, 2018
NASA’s mission to reach an asteroid was finally successful last week. Now, researches at the University of Arizona will present preliminary findings from the OSIRIS-REx mission at the American Geophysical Union beginning Monday in Washington, D.C.
Dec. 10, 2018
An international team of scientists has found evidence of protoplanets forming in the dust rings around 12 young stars in the constellation Taurus.
Dec. 10, 2018
A research team at the University of Arizona recently found that when young women believe men’s roles in society as caregivers are rapidly increasing, they are more likely to imagine themselves as the primary breadwinner of their future families.
Dec. 10, 2018
A relatively small mine has been approved to start digging on federal land in Yavapai County. This comes after more than a year of studies and loud public opposition. There were more than 1,000 public comments against the mine. The nearby city of Prescott and the local volunteer fire departments opposed the mine.
Dec. 9, 2018
The 7th annual Dental Mission of Mercy wrapped up Saturday at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. About 2,000 people were provided more than $2 million worth of free dentistry in two days.
Dec. 8, 2018
Just before Thanksgiving, an E. coli outbreak led government officials to announce that romaine lettuce shouldn’t be eaten at all. FDA rules related to agricultural water standards were on the verge of being implemented, but they’ve been pushed back and compliance dates extended.
Dec. 6, 2018

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