By Brett Koshkin While the corpses of corporate music retail chains litter strip malls where outlets like Tower Records and Blockbuster Music once stood, Amoeba Music is an independent juggernaut with three California-based stores the size of supermarkets. They've been a celebrated shopping destina ... More >>
Reuter's has an interesting video that gives viewers a look into the world of Momofuku's kitchen test lab, where chefs and microbiologists team up to create novel tastes and textures using humble common bacteria in interesting ways. Momofuku's chef David Chang is pretty adamant about his desire to u ... More >>
Ever since Curiosity survived the seven minutes of terror and landed on Mars last Sunday, we continue to be fascinated by the rover's pictures. Last week the device, which looks like it could be Wall-E's cousin, took a cool black and white panoramic shot of the red planet. The environment kind of lo ... More >>
Happy Easter!The Arizona Herpetological Society has some suggestions on how to host the lamest Easter egg hunt ever: don't "hide" the eggs where kids can't see them.The problem: rattlesnakes.The AHS is warning Valley residents about the dangers of Easter egg hunts in a region infested with slithe ... More >>
www.chichi2121.comIf you happen to be cheating on your significant other, you better be prepared to hide, wash, or burn your undies after the deed is done, thanks to a Phoenix laboratory that's offering its DNA testing services to people who suspect they're being cheated on.For about $100, ... More >>
www.switchburn.com There is a conference going on right now in London, where some of the world's leading scientists are discussing one thing: aliens. Of the space variety, not the ones Joe Arpaio herds into his jails like cattle.Speaking at the London Royal Society conference is Arizona St ... More >>
In the beginning, there was Red Bull, and it was said that Red Bull "gives you wings." At its stateside genesis in 1997, the little silver can that could stood alone on the frontier of a new market, soon-to-be-borne of the "energy drink" craze. Now energy drinks have gone forth and multiplied, to th ... More >>
Fresh work about rogue AI tickles our collective surprise tooth
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Arizona State University is "leading the pack in improvements and innovative changes," according to the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine. Though ASU was only as the 121st best national university -- same ranking as last year -- the Valley institution ranked fifth out of ... More >>
Two scientists at Arizona State University's polytechnic campus may have found a slimy green alternative to the world's oil crisis: Algae. No joke. Scientists Qiang Hu and Milton Sommerfeld can convert algae into jet fuel -- a discovery that may just land them a World Technology Award tomorrow. ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has appointed a new student representative to the Arizona Board of Regents. Jennifer Ginther, a graduate student in biology at Northern Arizona University, comes with an impressive resume. We can't tell you how she'll do as a regent, but the 4.0 student knows a thing or two abou ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe Koi Pond at the Japanese Friendship Garden If you've been to the Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden lately you may have noticed how green it is. No, we're not talking about the vegetation. We're referring to the water in the koi pond. Japanese gardens, even those in Japan, ar ... More >>
Science starts to unravel our natural affinity
Artist makes God's creatures pay for our filthy transgressions
Sophie Fisher is autistic. Her mother isn't so sure she wants you to know
Inbreeding among polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border is producing a caste of severely retarded and deformed children
If Gilbert school officials had played straight, Mesquite Junior High kids and teachers would've run for their lives.
A New Times writer tells one family's unique story about life with Down Syndrome, and then shares her own
The Havasupai trusted the white man to help with a diabetes epidemic. Instead, ASU tricked them into bleeding for academia.
Science Center digs up dino bones
Genetic engineering scheme smells fishy
The love story that may spark Arizona's New Economy.
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
Genetic research and rock 'n' roll cross paths in the music of Austin's American Analog Set
Farmers say it's nourishing. Critics say it's noxious. Either way, tons of California sewage is headed to Arizona.
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
Geneticist has big news for bigots: Biology doesn't recognize race
Gilbert mom says apartment mold has caused health problems
'They're fighting for their careers, for their reputations, for their money.'
Disney deserves extinction for Dinosaur dialogue
Someone is shooting endangered Mexican gray wolves. The government's flawed reintroduction program helped put them in the crosshairs.
When schlockmeisters rule the Earth, dinosaurs will be movie stars
Researchers from around the world are paid virtually nothing to work long hours week after week in primitive mountain isolation. Their quest? The mysterious rattlesnake called ridgenose.
WHAT WAS ON EARLY MAN'S MIND? HIS TOOLS, BUT HE COULDN'T BRING HIMSELF TO TALK ABOUT IT.
A boy and his Tyrannosaurus rex