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Smallest Known Galaxy with a Supermassive Black Hole: Watch Video of Newswise Live Press Conference Event

A University of Utah astronomer and his colleagues discovered that an ultracompact dwarf galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole – the smallest galaxy known to contain such a massive light-sucking object. The finding suggests huge black holes may...
14-Sep-2014 11:00 PM EDT

2-D or 3-D? That is the Question

Researchers at the University of Utah examined whether 3-D film is more effective than 2-D when used as a research method for evoking emotion. Both were effective, and 3-D did not add incremental benefit over 2-D, with implications for emotional...
4-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

University of Utah Biologist Wins Turkey's Top Science Prize


University of Utah biologist Çağan Şekercioğlu, who campaigns to save wetlands in his native Turkey, has won that nation’s highest science prize, which is similar to the U.S. National Medal of Science.
27-Aug-2014 12:30 PM EDT

3-D Microscope Method to Look Inside Brains


A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
13-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Kangaroos Win When Aborigines Hunt with Fire


Australia’s Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts kangaroo populations – showing how co-evolution helped...
3-Aug-2014 11:00 PM EDT

Did Lower Testosterone Help Civilize Humanity?


A study of 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls suggests that a reduction in testosterone hormone levels accompanied the development of cooperation, complex communication and modern culture some 50,000 years ago.
1-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison


Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote-eaters, University of Utah...
20-Jul-2014 11:00 PM EDT

New View of Mount Rainier's Volcanic Plumbing


By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock that will erupt again someday.
16-Jul-2014 11:00 PM EDT

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