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How Arizona is preparing for AI-powered election misinformation
Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes reflects on the security of election officials, threats posed by artificial intelligence and more.
As access to vasectomies improves, this author says men need even more birth control options
Gabrielle Blair is a mother of six and a writer whose most recent book is called “Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way To Think About Abortion.”
Apr. 17, 2024
UN report reveals less than a quarter of the worlds e-waste is being recycled
A recent UN report details that the world is throwing away a growing amount of electronic products and recycling very little of it. This could lead to more demand for the mining of precious metals present in Arizona soil.
Apr. 15, 2024
UA researchers helped make first Artemis III instruments
NASA has picked the first instruments to take to the moon in its first mission to bring astronauts to the surface in about 50 years, and University of Arizona researchers are playing a key role.
Apr. 15, 2024
Dark Sky Center shines brighter future on Fountain Hills
A new attraction is coming to Arizona’s billion-dollar astro-tourism industry. Its backers hope it can bring the Valley into the space age and also breathe new life to an aging town.
Apr. 11, 2024
How climate change could impact forests in AZ
The warming climate has all kinds of implications for all kinds of aspects of our ecosystems. New research from Northern Arizona University finds even a slight temperature increase in boreal forests can lead to less snow, which in turn leads to other changes.
Apr. 10, 2024
Cicadapocalypse? Author says he wants people to fall in love with these derpy little bugs
Roger McMullan recently published a graphic novel called “Cicadapocalypse.” Ominous title notwithstanding, Roger’s goal is to make people fall in love with what he calls “derpy little bugs.”
Apr. 9, 2024
Could vaccines work against substance-use disorders? Schweikert wants to find out
Arizona congressman David Schweikert recently introduced a bill to expedite the development of treatments against certain substance-use disorders.
Apr. 8, 2024
Q&AZ: Stinknet is everywhere in Arizona. Where did it come from?
Drive around the Phoenix area — or just about anywhere in the state right now — and you’ll see tiny, yellow, globe-like flowers popping up just about anywhere. While, they might look like pretty wildflowers, they are not. They are stinknet.
Apr. 8, 2024
TSMC gets $6.6B to expand microchip facilities in AZ
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the federal funding for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. means the company can expand on its existing plans for two facilities in Phoenix and add a third, newly announced production hub.
Apr. 8, 2024
This Arizona researcher is in the eclipses path of totality to photograph it
Adam Block, a researcher at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, is in Texas now to watch and photograph the eclipse.
Apr. 8, 2024
 Solar eclipse 2024: Follow the path of totality
NPR will be sharing highlights from across the NPR Network throughout the day Monday if you're unable to get out and see it in real time.
Apr. 8, 2024
Viewing the solar eclipse? Arizona Science Center has some advice
Many Arizonans will be viewing Monday’s solar eclipse and experts are reminding viewers to take precautions to protect their vision, such as wearing special sunglasses.
Apr. 7, 2024
Barrow uses sports to keep neurosurgeons sharp
Much like the college athletes that train for the NCAA Final Four, residents at the Barrow Neurological Institute must also train for endurance and strength.
Apr. 6, 2024
Tucson researcher found that other stars limit how far we can predict orbits in the solar system
The study's findings suggest our way of understanding the history and future of orbits can't go as far as previously thought.
Apr. 5, 2024
Unprecedented fossil discovered at Grand Canyon
The extinct horsetail plant's fossils are not uncommon in the rock of the Canyon’s Hermit Formation, but researchers say finding a fruiting body where plant spores are contained on the plant is unprecedented.
Apr. 5, 2024
Pluto is the state planet. Arizonans never gave up on it
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a law making Pluto Arizona's official planet. That’s even though an international group of scientists stripped Pluto of its planetary status back in 2006. Delve into the history of Pluto, which was first discovered in Arizona — and the people who never gave up on it.
Apr. 5, 2024
Tucson researchers building largest 3D map of the universe make dark energy finding
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is capable of observing over 100,000 galaxies per night and is creating the largest 3D map of the universe to study dark energy.
Apr. 4, 2024
Tucson researchers will study Sun from 47,000 feet during total solar eclipse
A group of Tucson researchers are planning to take off in a gulfstream plane to study the sun during Monday’s rare total solar eclipse.
Apr. 2, 2024
Migration habitat loss may not be causing monarch butterfly decline, new study suggests
Scientists have studied declines in the monarch butterfly population in the United States and Mexico for years. A new study suggests it’s even more of a mystery than researchers thought.
Apr. 4, 2024
Cyberattacks are disrupting critical infrastructure. This expert says we can all fight back
The Biden administration has warned states that cyber criminals are targeting energy, water and sewer systems. ASU professor Katina Michael says it’s likely the list of targeted — and potentially affected — organizations will only grow.
Apr. 4, 2024