Science News

Citrus is one of Arizona’s celebrated “Five Cs,” but where did all of those oranges, grapefruits and limes come from? A new study helps clear up the chaotic backstory.
Feb. 19, 2018
Perscription pills
A University of Arizona doctor created a database to prevent doctors from giving epilepsy patients drugs high in sugars and carbs.
Feb. 19, 2018
the Colorado River ends in the Sonoran Desert
In 2014, the Colorado River did something it hadn’t done in decades. For a few short weeks that spring, the overdrawn, overallocated river reached the Pacific Ocean.
Feb. 18, 2018
supercomputer simulation of hot gas
The University of Arizona is leading an international effort to take the first images of black holes. A National Science Foundation grant will help the team develop technology to crunch the data from telescopes.
Feb. 18, 2018
A scary countdown has begun in Cape Town, South Africa. There are 4 million residents in the city, but a water shortage has become so stark that it may be without water in less than three months.
Feb. 16, 2018
America’s opioid crisis has revealed not only our society’s struggle with addiction, but also chronic pain. As states respond to the epidemic, some patients fear losing access to the medication. But what about those who want to get off it?
Feb. 16, 2018
Apache Trout
The trout fishery at Lees Ferry along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona has been in decline and the state Game and Fish Department says it's taking steps to help anglers.
Feb. 16, 2018
Stina Sieg
It just takes a quick scroll through Facebook to know what your friends were up to on Valentine’s Day. What you likely didn’t see was a giddy post about garbage. Unless, of course, you’re friends with KJZZ’s Stina Sieg.
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona’s flu rate continues to climb.
Feb. 15, 2018
Camelback Family Planning
An Arizona Senate panel dominated by Republicans has approved a proposal that greatly boosts abortion reporting requirements for doctors, clinics and hospitals.
Feb. 15, 2018
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Bill banning child-like packaging on medical marijuana products has bi-partisan support.
Feb. 15, 2018
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Agaves have played an important role in the southwest for centuries. But researchers still don’t know all the ways they’ve been used over the years. Wendy Hodgson, though, is trying to figure it out. She’s a senior research botanist and herbarium curator at the Desert Botanical Garden. She spends a lot of time hunting for agaves, including new species.
Feb. 14, 2018
aquponics plants and tubs
Freshwater prawns are raised right here in the desert, believe it or not.
Feb. 14, 2018
Tonto National Forest
Recently on The Show we spoke about some delays in a project meant to thin Arizona forests to prevent wildfires. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4-FRI, is one of the largest forest restoration projects in the country, and now it’s been delayed indefinitely. Federal officials say they need more information.
Feb. 14, 2018
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There are a lot of factors that help to regulate our overall health and wellness. If we are content in our lives and relationships, we are more likely to be healthy.
Feb. 14, 2018
There’s been a lot of talk about drought recently across Arizona and the West – especially with the relatively dry winter we’ve been having. But my next guest wishes we didn’t use the “d” word as much as we do.
Feb. 14, 2018
Arizona voters could soon be faced with a question — should half of the state’s energy come from renewables?
Feb. 13, 2018
Solar Panel
Arizona's largest electric utility is teaming with one of the nation's leading solar panel makers to develop a solar power field matched with battery storage.
Feb. 13, 2018
The Energy Roundtable and the Sonora Summit, or Cumbre Sonora, will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Hermosillo. According to their organizers, Arizona representatives will travel to the summit as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, and some new players could be added soon to the so-called "megaregion."
Feb. 12, 2018
"Dragon's teeth" slow the flow of water passing through the Laguna Dam.
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley.
Feb. 12, 2018

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