KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
9:18 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Brain Food: The Discovery Channel Telescope

The Discovery Channel Telescope
Credit Len Bright/Lowell Observatory

The highly sensitive camera of Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope is painting a brighter picture of faint objects in the universe.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:52 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Attempt Underway as State Keeps Medical Use Limited

Credit The Atlantic

Arizona has again denied expanding the state’s medical marijuana program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the denial comes as a group gathers signatures to put recreational legalization on Arizona’s 2014 ballot.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:34 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Brain Food: Spring-Loaded Muscles

Regents' Professor Kiisa Nishikawa with her former post-doc Ted Uyeno, now a professor at Valdosta State University.
Credit Danielle Borth, NAU Office of Public Affairs

A Northern Arizona University regents’ biology professor is studying how the speed with which frogs catch insects can improve the mechanics of artificial limbs for humans. Kiisa Nishikawa has discovered the connection is a protein called titin. It essentially enables muscles to “think,” reacting in milliseconds, rather than waiting for a signal from the brain.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:06 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Compromises Clear the Way for Council Passage of Regional Plan

Credit Northern Arizona University

Last night, the Flagstaff City Council unanimously voted to send its Regional Plan to voters. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the plan contained some last-minute compromises.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:18 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Gov. Brewer Dissolves Agency Overseeing Child Protective Services

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Salon.com

Gov. Jan Brewer has made an executive order to shut down the agency that oversees the state’s Child Protective Services. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the order comes after at least a year of widespread mismanagement at CPS.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:06 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Brain Food: A True Lumberjack

David Gouveia, timbersport champion
Credit David Gouveia

Twenty five hundred "Lumberjacks" are graduating from Northern Arizona University today. Of course, the Lumberjack is the NAU mascot. But, among them is a real lumberjack. Forester David Gouveia is a timbersports champion.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:27 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

KNAU Holiday Program Schedule

KNAU Holiday Programming begins Wednesday, December 18th, and continues into the New Year. 

More than a dozen special programs celebrate the season with stories, music and more on KNAU's Classical Music Service!

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:25 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

KNAU Holiday Program Schedule

KNAU Holiday Programming begins Wednesday, December 18th, and continues into the New Year. 

More than a dozen special programs celebrate the season with stories, music and more on KNAU's Classical Music Service!

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:52 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Brain Food: Superbugs And Public Health

Geneticist and NAU professor, Paul Keim
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

Behind locked doors, in an air-sealed laboratory in Flagstaff, the world's foremost DNA expert is taking apart the tiniest and mightiest killers, like deadly strains of anthrax and bacterial superbugs. For NAU professor, Paul Keim, these bugs are some of the fiercest enemies to public health.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:01 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Brain Food: Growing Human Skin

Dr. Robert Kellar in his NACET/NAU lab
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

Step into Robert Kellar's physiology and anatomy class at NAU and you'll learn how the human body works. But, step into his lab an you'll learn how to grow human skin. Dr. Kellar can teach plants how to manufacture human protein.

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