Science News

Nearly 20 percent of teenagers surveyed across the country recently said they sometimes could not finish their homework because they didn’t have a good enough internet connection at home. The data from the Pew Research Center is the latest to look at what’s called the "digital divide." Monica Anderson is a senior researcher at Pew and said the numbers are even worse when you break them down by race.
Nov. 15, 2018
Earlier this summer, officials issued a warning: If we don’t take action, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the West, is in danger of falling below critical levels in just a few years. Thursday morning, in a highly anticipated meeting, the board of the Central Arizona Project is meeting to propose a plan of action.
Nov. 15, 2018
One of the great ongoing debates in anthropology involves how and when prehistoric people populated the Americas. Now, a wide-ranging DNA study paints the most complex picture yet.
Nov. 15, 2018
An international team of researchers announced Wednesday that it has found a large meteorite crater buried beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
Nov. 14, 2018
More than 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the United Nations predicts that number to reach almost 90 percent by 2050. So what happens when the urban heat island meets global warming?
Nov. 14, 2018
Dan Buettner has been studying that topic for nearly 20 years and came to focus on five locations in the world where people live the longest and are feeling well. They’re dubbed “blue zones.”
Nov. 14, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why We Get It So Wrong When It Comes To Data
Humans are not rational beings, and when it comes to data this is blindingly evident. On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about data and the brain.
Nov. 14, 2018
Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.
Nov. 14, 2018
The University of Arizona has developed interactive, multimedia programs to help teach some of the world’s less common languages.
Nov. 13, 2018
There are countless gadgets, inventions and items that never make their way onto store shelves, or into our homes or onto commonly-used websites. Some aren’t quite interesting or practical enough, while others could only appeal to our imaginations.
Nov. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Doctors On Gun Violence:
Last month, The American College of Physicians released new recommendations around gun safety, calling for research and communication on gun violence. In response, the the NRA tweeted this: "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane."
Nov. 13, 2018
A coalition of cities, non-profits and others wants Arizonans to learn more about the lower Gila River and some of its challenges in an effort to get the river cleaned up.
Nov. 9, 2018
The opioid addiction crisis is a reality across the country. It’s led to — among other steps — increased regulation. It’s in this reality that the Food and Drug Administration has approved of a new opioid called Dsuvia, which is intended to be used specifically by the Department of Defense.
Nov. 8, 2018
Bee populations are declining around the world, due in part to a popular group of nicotine-like pesticides called neonicotinoids, which act as neurotoxins in bees. Now, an automated camera platform is providing researchers a peek at the effects these chemicals have inside bumblebee hives.
Nov. 7, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Is Greed Good?
Is greed good? Is greed a human instinct? Why are some people inclined to hoard? In this installment of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss whether greed is instinctual or not.
Nov. 7, 2018
Voters decided the fate of five statewide ballot measures last night, and gave their OK to three of them. To break down those results, The Show spoke with Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Nov. 7, 2018
There are 13 species of rattlesnakes in Arizona, so it’s impossible to cover every deviation in a single saying.
Nov. 5, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey said that he’d like to see reforms made to state policy with the hopes that all Arizona kids will get vaccinated, but he also said he would not put any new laws on the books to mandate that effort. Where is that fine line between individual rights and collective rights when it comes to public health?
Nov. 5, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin
When’s the last time you saw a get-well card for psoriasis or eczema? Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect.
Nov. 5, 2018
Talking about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is tough. But for some Spanish speaking families, the conversation doesn’t even happen.
Nov. 5, 2018

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