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Factchecking Jeb Bush on climate change

Jeb Bush claimed that the science is unclear as to how much humans contribute to global warming. ... Read more»

‘Kiss everybody’: Parents’ voicemails preserve their memory in death

Reporter marvels how the things he cherishes most about his parents aren’t those that he would have ever imagined. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Hillary Clinton's 'secret' email accounts

The Republican National Committee thinks it has the smoking gun that proves Hillary Clinton used “multiple secret email addresses” as secretary of state. It doesn’t.... Read more»

Comcast to hire 1,100 for new Tucson call center

Cable giant Comcast will open a new 100,000-square-foot call center in Tucson, staffed by about 1,125 workers, the company said Thursday, announcing plans at a Phoenix press conference with Gov. Doug Ducey and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. A location for the facility was not disclosed; company officials said negotiations are ongoing.... Read more»2

FactCheck: Does a fetus feel pain at 20 weeks?

A number of Republican House members say scientific research proves a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain. But the ability to feel pain at that specific point in gestation is unproven.... Read more»

The extreme weather-climate change connection

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, made several incorrect claims in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece regarding connections between climate change and severe weather.... Read more»

Advocates: Arizona should expand sex education

“I think it’s really irresponsible that we let so many youth go out into the world without proper sex education, without a proper understanding of what they’re getting themselves into. Right now we’re putting all those students at a disadvantage," said one state lawmaker.... Read more»

Invasive buffelgrass no longer just Southern Arizona’s problem

Buffelgrass has colonized landscapes across Southern Arizona over the decades, increasing wildfire intensity and threatening native vegetation. Now officials point with worry at stands of buffelgrass taking root in and near Phoenix.... Read more»1

Key expert in Supreme Court lethal injection case did research on Drugs.com

How the Supreme Court case over lethal injection shows it’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice. ... Read more»

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Factcheck: Is marijuana really a 'gateway drug'?

Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.... Read more»2

Another startling verdict for forensic science

A recent study on the reliability of hair analysis is only latest to shake public confidence. The Washington Post reported the first results from a sweeping study of the FBI forensic hair comparison unit, finding that 26 of 28 examiners in the unit gave flawed testimony in more than 200 cases during the 1980s and 1990s... Read more»

Firms showcase products aimed at boosting border security

Products on display at the Border Security Expo held in Phoenix ranged from body cameras to retinal scanners for customs checkpoints to an amphibious ball carrying video equipment. Makers hope to capitalize on calls for more secure borders. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama and the ‘warmest year on record’

President Barack Obama says that 2014 was “the planet’s warmest year on record.” But that’s not entirely accurate.... Read more»

App addresses challenges women face trying to quit smoking

When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation: "Women are more likely to gain weight than men when they quit smoking, and women have more difficulty losing weight when they gain it." That’s why UA researchers helped develop an app to remind women smokers that their health is more important than being thin.... Read more»

FactCheck: Santorum and the EPA’s mercury rule

Rick Santorum misrepresented the EPA’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins.... Read more»

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