Science

This Sept. 24, 2020 photo shows the major parts of the IRIS radio that the Space Dynamics Laborator...
Waverly Golden

Utah State University helps NASA with space exploration

NASA is launching a new mission in 2025 and Utah State University is helping them by building space-based radios.
1 month ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Federal health officials investigating Utah-based company over COVID-19 testing

A Utah-based company is being investigating for claims of substandard conditions at COVID-19 testing sites.
2 months ago
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Ashley Strickland, CNN

Mysterious ‘odd radio circles’ seen in space, new image shows

Astronomers found the odd radio circles using the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope, operated by Australia's national science agency CSIRO, or Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, two years ago.
2 months ago
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Jacob Rueda

Researchers say mental health affected by daylight exposure

With daylight saving time possibly becoming permanent, researchers say daylight exposure can affect mental health, and more darkness during winter might be harmful,
2 months ago
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Ashley Strickland, CNN

NASA rolls mega Artemis I moon rocket out to the launchpad

Originally Published: 17 MAR 22 09:33 ET Updated: 18 MAR 22 13:22 ET (CNN) — The Artemis I mission is another step closer to its lunar launch. The massive 322-foot-tall (98 meters) stack, which includes NASA’s Space Launch System rocket topped by the Orion spacecraft, rolled out for its testing debut at Kennedy Space Center […]
2 months ago
Intermountain Healthcare facilities upgrade landscaping...
Paul Nelson

Pandemic-delayed cancer screenings mean increased rates of colon cancer

Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of patients with colon cancer. And they say it's because of delayed cancer screenings during the pandemic.
3 months ago
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MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

Space junk on 5,800-mph collision course with moon

The space junk will carve out a crater on the moon that could fit several semitractor-trailers. It may take weeks, even months, to confirm the impact through satellite images.
3 months ago
Photo of Utah Lake [Photo Credit: Canva Images]...
Curt Gresseth

Developer discusses plan to revive, restore Utah Lake

A company plans to build man-made islands with material dredged from the bed of Utah Lake, cleaning the water and make it a welcoming spot for recreation and birds.
4 months ago
In this 1915-1923 photo made available by the Library of Congress, a doctor examines a child with a...
Curt Gresseth

One economist says life today is simpler than you may think

Without having to spend time hunting and gathering, one economist says we live the real simple life.
4 months ago
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Jacob Rueda

Scientists say warming climate could reduce inversions

Researchers at the Utah Climate Center say climate change may make inversions less frequent in the future.
4 months ago
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MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

James Webb Space Telescope reaches final stop million miles out

NASA's $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope now orbits the sun where the gravitational forces of the sun and Earth balance.
4 months ago
Sperm production could be reduced with new contraceptive gel. Photo: Canva...
Eliza Craig

U of U scientists test gel contraceptive for men, hope to ease burden of birth control for women

The University of Utah is studying a hormonal gel that could serve as a contraceptive for men when it's applied to their shoulders. 
4 months ago
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Eliza Craig

BYU researchers introduce drought-resistant quinoa as nations face food challenges

A team of BYU researchers may have a solution for farmers in climates that are becoming more desert-like, and it revolves around quinoa. 
4 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Can video games relieve depression in older adults? University of Utah study to find out.

Depression in older adults could be relieved by certain video games. A University of Utah Health study aims to find out.
5 months ago
Photo of one of the fish that rained down on a Texas town. Photo: City of Texarkana, Texas...
Eliza Craig

Fish rained from the sky in a Texas town

The metaphor, "raining cats and dogs," took on a whole new meaning in a Texas town. For several minutes on Wednesday it "rained fish."
5 months ago
Scientists discovered the 'biggest bug that ever lived;' nearly 9 ft. long  Photo: Neil Davies / TU...
Katie Hunt, CNN

Scientists discover ‘biggest bug that ever lived’

A fossil of a giant millipede found on a beach in northern England has revealed the "biggest bug that ever lived," paleontologists say.
5 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

What to know about COVID-19 breakthrough infections

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID but have a "breakthrough infection," the good news is you probably won't have as a severe illness -- hospitalization, even death -- as an unvaccinated person.
5 months ago
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Ashley Strickland, CNN

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe becomes first spacecraft to ‘touch’ the sun

The Parker Solar Probe, three years after its launch, has become the first spacecraft to touch the sun.
5 months ago
A car sits in the debris caused by a tornado in Bowling Green, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. A mons...
Curt Gresseth

Climate change boosting extreme weather like tornadoes, says U. expert

Climate change is putting the atmosphere and weather on steroids, and the United States is likely to see more damaging storms because of climate change, says a weather expert at the University of Utah.
5 months ago
The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning.
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Mark Jones

The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is tonight

The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is expected arrive late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.
5 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

For science, two Utah teachers take a trip out of this world

Courtesy of NASA, two Utah teachers take a flight into the Stratosphere to share with students their scientific discovery.
5 months ago
(Dr. Deborah Bilder, left, and Dr. Amanda Bakian, right, speaking during a press conference on auti...
Paul Nelson

Doctors find autism rates among Utah children higher than previously thought

New data authored by researchers at the University of Utah shows there are far more children on the autism spectrum than previously thought.  Researchers say improvements in testing and diagnosing autism could be one reason for the increase.
6 months ago
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Paul Nelson

As omicron variant spreads, Utahns urged to get vaccine booster shots

With the spread of the omicron variant, Utahns are being urged to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
6 months ago
Mammogram technician Niki Keene, right,  demonstrates a mammogram on Kathy Dalton as Optum Care Net...
Kira Hoffelmeyer and Mark Jones

U of U develops a tool that can be used frequently in breast cancer diagnoses

A new tool developed by the University of Utah could allow women to get screened for breast cancer at a younger age, along with eliminating the exposure to radiation that comes with your typical mammogram.
6 months ago