Phoenix's average high temperature during the summer is projected to reach more than 114 degrees by the year 2100.The current average high temperature in Phoenix is just below 104 degrees.
Air conditioning obviously makes homes in Phoenix cooler, but A.C. units make the city itself even hotter, according to new research.A recently published study led by a researcher from Arizona State University found that the heat emitted by A.C. systems makes the air temperature hotter -- in some ca ... More >>
If you're beginning to notice that wildfires seem to be popping up quite frequently, in Arizona and elsewhere, you're not alone.And according to many researchers, climate change is among the chief causes.
Scientists at Washington State University are putting new meaning to the phrase "the birds and the bees." They're on a mission to help fight the rise of a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, which has put the world's honeybee population in grave danger. Without the bees, grocery stores wou ... More >>
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 >>
The buckled pavement on U.S. Route 89 outside of Page, which was shown in almost-unbelievable photos released on Wendesday, was likely caused by a landslide.Aside from the highway just looking dangerous, one of the Arizona Department of Transportation's engineers says the guardrail to the side of th ... More >>
Scientists with the European Southern Observatory have discovered a very simple form of sugar circling a star that's very much like our own sun. ESO researchers made their observations with a radio telescope called the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The sugar they found is called ... 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 >>
Edward Teller, again
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 >>
Forensic-mystery authors descend on the Biltmore
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 >>
You know you wanna go. Resistance is futile.
Zombie Ball: Undead Dancers and One Freaky Side Show I was halfway to the drug store when I remembered what I was wearing: a suit coat stained with blood and ripped to as though it had been run over. My face was paled like parafin and my eyes were sunken. I was a creature of the night in desperate n ... More >>
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Blood Red River 1982-1984 (Citadel, Australian import)
'They're fighting for their careers, for their reputations, for their money.'
All climax, no plot Armageddon deserves to be sent back to the meteor showers
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ASU's Donald Johanson redefined our understanding of man's origins. But when he told the world about it in books and on TV, some scientists thought he talked too much.
When schlockmeisters rule the Earth, dinosaurs will be movie stars
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