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Migratory Bears Down in the Dumps


University of Utah biologists working in Turkey discovered two surprising facts about a group of 16 brown bears: First, six of the bears seasonally migrated between feeding and breeding sites, the first known brown bears to do so. Second, and more...
23-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pitch Range Produced by Vocal Cords


Vocal cords are able to produce a wide range of sound frequencies because of the larynx’s ability to stretch vocal cords and the cords’ molecular composition.
12-Jun-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Let There Be Light


University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla and senior scientist Kirstin Alberi of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a theory that adding light during the manufacturing of...
14-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why People Help Distant Kin


Natural selection favors people who help close kin at their own expense: It can increase the odds the family’s genes are passed to future generations. But why assist distant relatives? Mathematical simulations by a University of Utah...
12-Jun-2016 11:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Way to Nip AIDS in the Bud


When new HIV particles bud from an infected cell, the enzyme protease activates to help the viruses infect more cells. Modern AIDS drugs control the disease by inhibiting protease. Now, University of Utah researchers showed that if they delay the...
5-Jun-2016 11:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Sex Partners Before Marriage Doesn’t Necessarily Lead to Divorce


New research from University of Utah researcher Nicholas H. Wolfinger explores counterintuitive trends in the link between premarital sex and marital stability.
4-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Huge Landslide Shaped Zion National Park

A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a “rock avalanche,” creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years.
23-May-2016 11:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spring Snow a No-Go?


Spring snowpack, relied on by ski resorts and water managers throughout the Western United States, may be more vulnerable to a warming climate in coming decades, according to a new University of Utah study.
26-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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@UUtah Geographer Available to Comment on Wildfire Evacuation "Trigger Points" and a Way to Let Homeowners Check on Their Property

24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Former Federal Judge @pgcassell, Also a Law Prof @sjquinney & @uutah, Available to Discuss Sentencing of #stanfordrapist.


7-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT

University of Utah Honors College Dean Available to Comment on Deeply-Engaged Learning in a Large Research University


On Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 U Honors College Dean Sylvia Torti will be in Southern California for two alumni gathering and student recruitment events. Torti can be reached by media to discuss the value of a college degree,...
2-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Language Myth Buster


Women talk more than men, texting makes you dumb, sign language is pantomime. These are just a few of the myths Abby Kaplan, professor of linguistics at the University of Utah, debunks in her recently published book, “Women Talk More Than...
18-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

University of Utah Law and Philosophy Professor Leslie Francis Makes a Mark in the Field of Applied Ethics


University of Utah law and philosophy professor Leslie Francis makes a mark in the field of applied ethics
18-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Need a Source on #Spokeo? Contact @AndyHessick of @Sjquinney @Uutah. He Wrote an Amicus Brief in the Case Cited by Clarence Thomas.


16-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Need a Source on All-Gender Restrooms Related to #Northcarolina #Bathroombill? Try Terry Kogan of @Sjquinney & @Uutah


9-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT

The New President Must Emphasize Not Only the Moral and Social Benefits of Lowering Inequality, but Also the Macroeconomic Benefits

5-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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