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Doves Share Pigeon Gene for Head Crests


The same gene that creates elaborate head crests in domestic rock pigeons also makes head and neck feathers grow up instead of down in domesticated doves to give them head crests, although theirs are much simpler and caused by a different mutation,...
18-Jun-2015 7:00 PM EDT

Why Big Dinosaurs Steered Clear of the Tropics


A remarkably detailed picture of the climate and ecology during the Triassic Period explains why dinosaurs failed to establish dominance near the equator for 30 million years.
10-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Cosmic Ray Observatory to Expand


Physicists plan a $6.4 million expansion of the $25 million Telescope Array observatory in Utah so they can zero in on a “hotspot” that seems to be a source of the most powerful particles in the universe: ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.
14-Jun-2015 11:00 PM EDT

University of Utah Contributes to Water Security in Pakistan


Partnering with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, the University of Utah is working to contribute to water security in Pakistan through the U.S. - Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water. The five-year USAID project will help...
4-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Ancient El Niños Triggered Baja Bunny Booms


At times during the past 10,000 years, cottontails and hares reproduced like rabbits and their numbers surged when the El Niño weather pattern drenched the Pacific Coast with rain, according to a University of Utah analysis of 3,463 bunny bones.
3-Jun-2015 11:00 PM EDT

University of Utah Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Minerals” Debate


University of Utah law professor Jeff Schwartz is scheduled to publish new research in Harvard Business Law Review related to regulations intended to decrease the practice of mining minerals from war-torn areas of Congo. Schwartz's ongoing research...
28-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

American Indians Disproportionately Disciplined at School Compared to White Students


School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state’s public education system, new research from the University of Utah S.J....
19-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Computing at the Speed of Light


Utah engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter — the smallest on record — for dividing light waves into two separate channels of information. The device brings researchers closer to producing silicon photonic chips that compute and...
15-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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