The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Have you ever wondered why some butterflies have iridescent blue-black wings and a taste that’s repulsive to birds and other predators? Ron Rutowski, a Tempe resident and biology professor at Arizona State University since 1976, has too — actually, he’s spent years and traveled extensively throughout North and Central America and Australia, studying the ways color is produced, employed and perceived in the animal kingdom, particularly on ways insects use color as a visual signal and how it’s interpreted by their compound eyes.
Editor’s note: In the July 13 Ahwatukee Foothills News, resident Jim Jochim challenged fellow Ahwatukee residents to think outside the box to help save The Lakes Golf Course by coming up with “Green Light Ideas” on the Opinion page. Here’s what they had to say:
I see you have a dog. I hope you love your dog as much as I love mine. In fact I love my dog so much that when I got him I vowed to no one in particular that I would be a responsible dog owner and always clean up my dog’s litter when we walk. I see you have a dog. I see you don’t seem to have the same sense of responsibility as I do.
Nobody knows who first used the expression, “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck; it is a duck” but they were referring to an obvious axiom to some which may not be readily apparent to others. For instance, recently someone claiming to be from Microsoft called me a number of times trying to convince me to allow access to my computer in order to fix terrible viruses and threatening to revoke my Windows license if I did not comply with them and pony up a few hundred bucks.
Travis Seideman, of Boy Scout Troop 16, was recognized for attaining his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor on May 24 at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee. Seideman’s Eagle Project included the design and completion of a community garden for the Ahwatukee Community Senior Center at Pecos Park. The garden, which includes an in-ground watering system, features above-the-ground planters that enable senior citizens to plant and maintain gardens while standing-up.
Calling it unfair — and fearing loss of business — the state's solar industry called on Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule a decision by her Department of Revenue that the rooftop panels they lease are taxable.
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK — "Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!" I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
This March 2014 photo shows visitors on a ranger-led hike in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. A yucca plant and footprints punctuate the endless white sand desert. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell'Orto)
Private land route alternatives for a power line project needed to address continued economic development in the Chandler area known as the Price Road Corridor (PRC), have been further reduced by Salt River Project (SRP) officials.