Kidenga app
The Zika virus has not been transmitted by mosquitoes in Arizona. Despite that, the University of Arizona’s college of public health has developed a smartphone application to help track insect-borne diseases.
Sep. 28, 2016
Bats in a mine
A lab at Northern Arizona University has developed a new way to identify rare and endangered bats — by extracting DNA from their droppings.
Sep. 28, 2016
Mike Foreman
A former NASA astronaut spoke Arizona Western College in Yuma recently to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM. The presentation revealed how tough a career in the sciences can be.
Sep. 27, 2016
star field in Taurus
For space exploration missions, the best word you can hear is nominal, meaning it is performing as it should be. The operation of the University of Arizona’s OSIRIS-Rex mission to an asteroid is being described in superlatives.
Sep. 26, 2016
A Mimbres pottery image
An Arizona State University program this semester will use veterans to archive digital archaeological data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Sep. 26, 2016
Leaf Beetle Larvae
Have you ever seen a strange critter crawling across the floor you couldn’t identify? The Arizona Science Desk wants to help you get answers!
Sep. 26, 2016
bee
Bumble bees spend a considerable part of their days buzzing around in the quest for pollen. Although there are a couple of other categories of buzz, including when they’re searching for a mate or displaying aggression toward potential predators.
Sep. 23, 2016
Shawn Skabelund and Janice Chiang
The Flagstaff Festival of Science begins Friday and this year the theme is “the science of change.” Two local artists have teamed up to create a musical experience about wildfire and climate change.
Sep. 23, 2016
fall leaves
Thursday is the first day of fall, but with temperatures in the 90s it may not exactly feel like fall weather.
Sep. 22, 2016
Bullhead City sits on the Colorado River right near the junction of California, Nevada and Arizona and residents take pride in their river-front properties and parks. Swarms of caddisflies have invaded Bullhead City, and the new pest abatement manager is hoping to find out why.
Sep. 22, 2016
Lightning strike
Two record-breaking lightning flashes have redefined what experts consider possible, and have prompted the World Meteorological Organization to recommend revising the definition of lightning events.
Sep. 21, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito
If Yuma County is prepared for the Zika virus, it’s due in part to county officials’ experience with another mosquito-borne illness in 2014.
Sep. 21, 2016