Aging Series
For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Oct. 17, 2017
An astronomer at Steward Observatory in Tucson was among the first ever to observe the collision of two dense stars in deep space.
Oct. 16, 2017
2015 and 2016 saw record levels of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, even though human carbon emissions have stabilized in recent years. Now, scientists think they know why.
Oct. 13, 2017
Sonoran Desert
The Arizona desert is the latest testing ground for climate change.
Oct. 17, 2017
Rattlesnake
A University of Arizona College of Medicine researcher has developed a therapy to delay or prevent the life-threatening effects of being bitten by a rattlesnake or other venomous snakes.
Oct. 16, 2017
Aging Series
Ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day and the people who traditionally take care of them is changing. Forty million men are taking care of their aging loved ones, according to AARP. As the population continues to age, more male caregivers will tackle what was traditionally a woman's role.
Oct. 16, 2017
University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is raising awareness about metastatic breast cancer. At Stage 4, the cancer spreads to other organs in the body and usually is lethal.
Oct. 13, 2017
Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will deliver a keynote speech Saturday at the third annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in downtown Phoenix.
Oct. 13, 2017
Plasma sphere.
The Yuma Main Library was selected as one of eight sites nationwide to host a traveling space science exhibit.
Oct. 13, 2017
The Anthem Community Council Board Meeting on Thursday.
The utility EPCOR is proposing setting up a hauling station close to New River and Desert Hills, two communities where some residents are at risk of losing water access at the end of the year. But EPCOR would need to buy or lease a vacant lot from the neighboring town Anthem.
Oct. 13, 2017
Brett Morrison
This question facing drug users - do you call 911 during an overdose - has increasingly become a public health concern as opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Many states have laws designed to get people to do that without fear of being arrested. But in recent years, efforts to make that happen in Arizona have gone nowhere. Some hope that could finally change.
Oct. 13, 2017
solar panels
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
Oct. 13, 2017
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
Oct. 12, 2017