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Want to Avoid Divorce? Wait to Get Married — but Not Too Long—Says Utah Researcher

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A new analysis by University of Utah researcher Nick Wolfinger finds those who tie the knot after their early 30s are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s. Past the early 30s, the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent...
16-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Where Does Water Go When It Doesn’t Flow?

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More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Now a new study helps show where the rest goes.
5-Jul-2015 8:00 PM EDT

Doves Share Pigeon Gene for Head Crests

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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