The Biden administration has issued a long-awaited study that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's recommendation is not final. It calls for up to three drilling sites initially, fewer than the five pursued by ConocoPhillip…
Put away your tinfoil hat, this fake moon landing is for science!
Amid a major drought in the Western U.S., a proposed solution comes up repeatedly: large-scale river diversions, including pumping Mississippi River water to parched states. Just this past summer, the idea caused a firestorm of letters to the editor at a California newspaper. In 2021, the Ar…
The capsule the size of a pea was detected by a search vehicle travelling at 43 miles per hour when specialist equipment picked up radiation emitting from the capsule.
Volcanoes were likely responsible for the Great Dying
Researchers at Tampere University in Finland have made fairies real - by creating a robot that flies and sparkles just like Peter Pan's pal Tinkerbell.
Startup OpenAI released its ChatGPT artificial intelligence tool into the wild late last year with great fanfare. But Google has been more cautious about who gets to play with its AI advancements despite growing pressure for the internet giant to compete more aggressively with rival Microsof…
A study has revealed new details about what the ancient Egyptians used to mummify their dead. In 2016, archaeologists found an embalming workshop with a collection of old pottery. Many of the jars still had written instructions for the embalming process, like “to put on his head.” By matching the words on the outside with the chemical traces inside, researchers figured out what substances were used on various parts of the mummies. Some materials came from far-off locations — showing that Egyptians traded with global networks to get what they needed.
The red-lipped batfish may look like a kid who applied lipstick for the first time, but its signature red pout isn’t the only weird thing about the ocean creature.
The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has learned. The interest from federal civil rights attorneys comes after an AP investigation revealed potential bias and transparency issues surrounding the increasing use of algorithms within the troubled U.S. child welfare system. Several civil rights complaints were filed in the fall about the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, which social workers use to help decide which families to investigate. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.
Researchers say that the population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row. The orange-and-black insects saw a precipitous drop in 2020 that put them closer to extinction. Scientists with the Xerces Society said Tuesday that volunteers tallied more than 330,000 butterflies in California and Arizona, a promising rebound after the annual winter count in 2020 recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies. Researchers say the monarchs are at critically low levels in western states because of destruction to their milkweed habitat due to housing expansion, and pesticides and herbicides. They say they don't know what is helping the insects multiply.
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A company working on technologies to bring back extinct species has attracted more investors. Other scientists are skeptical such feats are possible or a good idea. Colossal Biosciences first announced an ambitious plan to revive the woolly mammoth two years ago. On Tuesday, the Dallas company said it wanted to bring back the dodo bird, too. The dodo was a flightless bird about the size of a turkey that lived on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The company's CEO expects the genetic tools and equipment developed in the attempt to have other uses, including for human health care.
The Kemper and Ethel Marley Astronomy Discovery Center is set to open in fall 2024.
Coconino Community College has hired a new athletic director.
Be it earrings from Mali or wooden bowls and stone chess sets from Kenya, Flagstaff local Kim Robinson has been bringing free trade arts and crafts from across the globe to Flagstaff for over a decade through her business Gallyvant Market.
Dylan Harris, Phil Gibbs, Eric Berellen and Tim Erbach of Flagstaff rock band Dusty Rug all made their ways out to Flagstaff from different places and for different reasons.
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic tea whose roots go back hundreds of years to ceremonial use by Indigenous groups in the Amazon rainforest. Ayahuasca supporters found a foothold in the United States in the 1980s and interest has intensified more recently as celebrities like NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Hollywood star Will Smith talked about attending ceremonies. Many people who take the tea claim that ayahuasca brings them closer to God and thus have formed churches to celebrate it. Many believe it helps treat a range of mental health problems but others caution there haven’t been large-scale studies to support those claims.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County’s ozone levels are getting worse, harming the health of its 4.5 million residents and threatening to cost the region billions of dollars in the coming years.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Benchmark Electronics Inc. (BHE) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $21.2 million.
This vertical farm is showing what we can do when farmers and engineers put their heads together.
What does the ocean floor have to do with space?
You’ve heard of the “man in the Moon,” but what about the “bear on Mars”?
A camera atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain has captured what looks like a spiral swirling through the night sky. Researchers believe it was from the launch of a military GPS satellite, that lifted off earlier on a SpaceX rocket in Florida. The images were captured on Jan. 18 by a camera at the …
The world is trying to switch from electricity produced by burning fossil fuels to cleaner wind and solar power, but some people have worried that there aren't enough rare earth minerals to make the green electricity switch. A new study Friday finds that the planet has enough of the 17 diffe…
A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years. NASA says the dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times. It will come within 26 million miles of Earth on Wednesday before speeding away again. And it might not return for millions of years. Discovered less than a year ago, thi…
Opening statements were delivered Tuesday in the case of Juan Jiron Jr. He is charged with 12 counts of child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor and indecent exposure.
Mount Elden Middle School was placed on lock-down Monday morning, after a student brought a knife to school and used that knife to injure another student.
An icy vehicle chase ends in a collision and DUI arrest in a Doney Park neighborhood Saturday.
Lawmakers move to penalize cities that have a minimum wage higher than the rest of AZ.
The Coconino County treasurer has become the youngest-ever president in AACo's history.
With new leadership in place, here's a look at how Flagstaff hopes to influence state and federal law.