Science News

Weather news in Arizona in recent weeks has included a phrase we don’t hear all that often here in the desert: Tropical cyclones.
Aug. 16, 2018
As fires burn across the West, especially in California, people are turning to Twitter to share photos, updates and family details. And this data can be harvested for research purposes.
Aug. 16, 2018
The most destructive wildfire in California history continues to burn. And as the wildfire season gets longer and longer, it’s not only trees and land that are affected. The health of the ecosystem, and that of the humans and animals who live nearby, is also impacted.
Aug. 16, 2018
Residents Warn Of Threat To Santa Cruz River If Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again
Residents in Santa Cruz county are warning that the same pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture again, as it did last year during the monsoon.
Aug. 16, 2018
A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday.
Aug. 16, 2018
A study led by University of Arizona may help scientists settle the contested timing of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the last 4,000 years.
Aug. 15, 2018
Many women who have worked in professional settings know that there can be a double bind in the workplace. You speak up, and you might face backlash from peers and supervisors. Stay on the sidelines, and you may get passed over for opportunities for advancement.
Aug. 15, 2018
An investigation by the Associated Press found several Google services on smartphones store location data even when users have turned their “location history” settings off.
Aug. 15, 2018
It’s been a rapid-fire monsoon season, and one of the reasons for the back-to-back storms is high wind.
Aug. 15, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why It Can Be Hard To Change Behavior Even When We Know Better
Say a store you love changes hands and you aren't too fond of the new place. Why do you continue to go back when you know it's not the same? Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about belief revision, exploitation versus exploration and switching costs.
Aug. 15, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is putting $10 million toward addressing opioid misuse and reducing overdose-related deaths. Officials from the insurance company announced the Mobilize AZ program on Tuesday alongside Gov. Doug Ducey.
Aug. 15, 2018
UbiQD, Inc. will work to make more precise lighting arrangements that grow the plants in an environment that mimics what astronauts could use to grow food.
Aug. 14, 2018
As California’s wildfires continue to burn, other states and even other countries, continue to offer assistance battling the largest fire in the state’s history.
Aug. 14, 2018
Lots of people use their smart speakers or other artificial intelligence assistants for help with all kinds of things. And soon, Phoenix residents will be able to add another utility to their lists.
Aug. 14, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona forests have dodged a bullet this summer, especially compared to the extreme damage in California from wildfires.
Aug. 14, 2018
Scientists with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research were able to save tissue cells from an endangered porpoise that lives in the Sea of Cortez.
Aug. 13, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey said on Monday that between June 2017 and June 2018, the number of opioid prescriptions filled in Arizona declined 40 percent and the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed fell 43 percent.
Aug. 13, 2018
Firefighters continue to battle what is now the biggest wildfire in California history. Wildfire season seemingly has become year-round in parts of the country and across the globe.
Aug. 13, 2018
The Pulse: Sports And Health
We think of sports as part of a healthy lifestyle — a chance to move our muscles, work up a sweat, release endorphins. Often that’s true … other times, not so much.
Aug. 13, 2018
Facial recognition technology has been appearing more throughout our society, most notably on the iPhone X. But now this type of technology can help find your lost pet.
Aug. 12, 2018

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