More Arizona Science Stories

Episode 342: The hunt for hidden water contaminants

Testing for PFAS in Arizona groundwater.

Episode 341: Learning from ancient societies

Understanding how past societies flourished and ultimately fell can tell us something about current issues and problems.

Episode 340: Smashing into an asteroid to test planetary defense.

NASA’s DART mission will send a satellite to a crash with an asteroid.

Episode 339: Unlocking the mystery of the aging brain.

Studies show 14 percent of Americans show signs of dementia as we grow older.

Episode 338: Examining how far technology has changed social discourse

Why do certain social media platforms encourage bad social behaviors?

Episode 337: What happens to the brain when neurons malfunction?

Experimenting with fruit flies and mice to isolate a protein that affects neurons in the brain.

Episode 336: Determining the real cost of loss of sleep

Sleep researchers are finding catching up on lost sleep doesn’t always help.

Episode 335: Investigating the properties of particle physics

Scientists are resuming their studies of sub-atomic particles at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.

Episode 334: Researching and developing organic solar cells

Scientists are exploring how solar technology can deliver electricity more efficiently.

Episode 333: How certain birds can help us understand the development of Parkinson’s in humans

Frequency of birdsong in Australia is helping medical researchers find out more about the onset of Parkinson’s Disease.

Episode 332: Investigating how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases

A look at how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases.

Episode 331: The Special Smell of the Desert

The smell of a monsoon rain is more than just refreshing.

Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

Satellites, space junk, and space craft are filling the void between Earth and the Moon.

Episode 329: Making strides in the fight against stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is only the fifth leading cancer affecting people in the United States, but it much more common worldwide.

Episode 328: Solving the mystery behind migraine headaches

Researchers have found migraine headaches emerge from triggers both inside and outside the brain.

Episode 327: Lowering the cost of detecting cancer

Researchers have spent years finding how to examine cancerous cells without taking them out of the body.

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