Science and Innovation

Arizona’s tropical-like weather promotes a flurry of mating activity for birds, centipedes, plants, tarantulas, toads and other animals.
July 02, 2015
The unique hydrology beneath the city of Williams makes their search for groundwater difficult. But other towns on the Colorado Plateau may have to learn from their experience.
July 02, 2015
Astronomers expect the Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, which is marking its 25th year in Earth orbit.
July 02, 2015
A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide tourism award.
July 03, 2015
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
July 03, 2015
Wildlife officials are reporting a 25 percent increase in the lesser prairie chicken population. This is the second year the threatened animal’s numbers have shown signs of improvement.
July 03, 2015
Record low levels of water in Lake Mead are causing cutbacks in Arizona’s share of hydropower. The current drought has reduced the dam’s capacity to generate electricity by about 25 percent.
July 02, 2015
Four Arizona counties have been found to have no signs of Avian influenza even after possibly receiving contaminated birds or eggs.
July 02, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to review a toad that lives in Arizona for inclusion on the federal endangered species list.
July 01, 2015
Arizona has joined a dozen other states in suing the federal government over new rules to protect rivers and streams in the United States.
June 30, 2015
If you have a nine to five work-schedule, your workday will be a bit longer today, but not by much. It doesn’t have anything to do with more work, but rather the Earth’s rotation.
June 29, 2015
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has been around since the 19th Century, but hadn’t been associated with Arizona until very recently.
June 26, 2015
Honeybees have been in the news lately because they’re disappearing. They’re crucial to food production, but they’re not native to North America. Now some scientists are turning their attention to the importance and health of native pollinators.
June 26, 2015