While arachnids like scorpions often steal the spotlight, Arizona is home to many stinging insects as well, including honey bees, velvet ants and tarantula hawks. But which came first: The stinger or the venom? A new paper might have the answer.
A handful of elements are considered vital for life. Now UA researchers have found one of them – phosphorus – in a surprising location: the far fringes of our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery could transform our understanding of how the element forms and where we should look for life.
Even as climate change warms the Sonoran Desert, Valley residents can look forward to cooler temperatures during the holidays. The season also marks the arrival of prescribed burns in the Arizona high country.
The Arizona Department of Health Services will open a grant application window in about a month for research institutions interested in conducting studies which measure the efficacy of psilocybin mushrooms.
Conservationists say they are concerned about stadium lights being built along the border in places known for their dark skies, and one nonprofit says the lights could be harmful to southern Arizona wildlife.
More than 1,100 experts have joined the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in boycotting the medical journal Nutrients over ethical concerns. The move follows a tepid response to a letter sent last year and signed by 800 doctors, nurses and scientists, several from Arizona.
This fall, the Arizona Department of Health Services has already tracked more than twice as many flu cases than what’s typical for this time of year. RSV caseloads are about average, but they’ve increased about 21% just since last week.
In March 2022, a rocket booster slammed into the far side of the moon, creating two craters 100 feet apart. A UA team finds the object came from a Chinese rocket that likely carried an additional undisclosed payload.
With Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings approaching, Dr. Kirin Raman with the Arizona Department of Health Services said Arizonans should take precautions as COVID-19 and other seasonal respiratory infections spread.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, only 6% of residents in Arizona nursing homes are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines. For staff, that figure is even lower. Just over 1% received the latest booster or the bivalent shot in the past two months.