Check out this a microburst near Phoenix, AZ, sas hot from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. According to Bryan Snider, the photographer who captured this terrorstorm sweeping across the rapidly-darkening Arizona sky, there was flash flooding in the area. Oh yeah, and lightning, high winds, and hail.
Around 4am this morning, people near Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona were treated to a loud boom and flash of blinding light as some sort of space junk intersected with Earth’s atmosphere. The AP reported that the possible meteor or meteorites may have landed by the nearby town of Cibecue.
Google has announced that it’s expanding its self-driving car tests to Phoenix, Arizona, in order to test how the cars handle high temperatures and desert dust.
Arizona’s been in the spotlight a lot this election year, with the Department of Justice announcing today it’s investigating the too-long voting lines during the state’s primary. Then there’s the accusations of straight-up election fraud: Apparently people are tampering with vote-by-mail ballots using microwaves.
Next week is the 134th anniversary of Tombstone, Arizona’s famed moment in Wild West history, the shootout at the O.K. Corral involving Wyatt Earp and other legends of the era. The annual celebration got off to a rocky start, however, when an actor fired a loaded gun during a show.
Not too many drought stories have focused on cotton. As one of the thirstiest crops, it was long abandoned by many farmers in the regions hardest hit by unprecedented water scarcity. Except for one part of Arizona, where cotton blooms defiantly, even today. Because here, the more cotton fails, the more the US pays…
Here's a stunning picture of humans stamping our footprint onto the landscape. Taken by a member of the Expedition 35 mission to the ISS in 2013, this photo of the Phoenix, Arizona area is like a fractal — the closer you look, the more squares of light you see.
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board in Arizona recently voted to "redact" a page from a ninth-grade biology text book because it includes a brief section on an abortion pill. School officials have responded by literally tearing the page from the texts. Thankfully, the Internet has come to the rescue.
These optical targets in the Arizona desert were built for calibrating the cameras of a spy satellite network called the Corona program. Similar to the huge bar codes found across the U.S. southwest, also used for testing high-altitude cameras, these targets are glyphs meant to be seen from the sky: fixed points of…
Back in 1966 a woman in North Phoenix, Arizona sealed a time capsule in the wall of her home. Betty Klug, then 33, didn't tell her husband nor her two kids about the capsule. It remained a secret until contractors working on the home recently discovered the time-traveling treasure. Fair warning: If you're not a robot,…
Apple's got a vested interest in Arizona's future—its newest factory will break ground there in 2015, bringing thousands of jobs to the state. And the company is now advocating for local policy. Today, Apple publicly took a stand against the state's highly controversial proposed anti-gay legislation.
It's the colors that get you when you're out in nature. If you live in a city, you're mostly dealing with drabs of gray speckled with Instagrams of exposed red bricks. If you live in the suburbs, you'll see manicured lawns, potted trees, stucco and tile roofs until you're myopic. But if you're outside, like really…
The primary complaint against solar power—that it, you know, requires the sun—is perfectly valid. But Arizona's new Solana Generating Station, the largest capacity solar thermal plant on the face of the Earth, has just provided a $1.4 billion counterpoint. Thanks to its massive molten salt reserves, this plant keeps…
It's hard to decide what makes this house being built in Arizona most like a comic book. Is it the manta ray shape? The location on top of Mummy Mountain (an actual place)? The ten-car garage for escape vehicles? How about all of the above?!
We've seen how New York City might appear were it suddenly transported to another planet, but what would, say, Manhattan look like if it were transplanted somewhere else right here on Earth – Death Valley, for instance, or the Grand Canyon? Well... it would look something like this.
The Supreme Court has ruled that states can't ask for US citizenship proof, striking down a 2004 Arizona state law in a 7-2 vote. From now on, would-be voters only need to sign an statement saying they are citizens and provide with a photo identification method such as their driver's license.
An alligator with an orange water wing on its butt and a rubber tail. This marvel of science is given to us by the Phoenix Herpetological Society, because apparently everyone in Florida was taking the week off from doing insane things.
Google strapped backpack-mounted cameras onto members of their team and sent them trekking through the Grand Canyon. The end result? Google Street View for Arizona's great gorge, though a more accurate description would probably be "Trail View"; according to the official Google Blog, the company's newly released…