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How trees affect the weather

New research led by University of Utah biologists William Anderegg, Anna Trugman and David Bowling find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions—“spending” precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the...
19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Successful ‘alien’ bird invasions are location dependent

A new study published today in Nature, shows that alien bird introductions are most successful in locations and climates similar to their native habitats and in places where other alien species are already established. The discovery is important...
19-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt


17-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Determining Risk of Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, PhD, researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University...
12-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sex, lice and videotape

University of Utah biologists demonstrated real-time adaptation in their lab that triggered reproductive isolation in just four years. They began with a single population of parasitic feather lice, split the population in two and transferred them...
10-Jun-2019 6:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A forest “glow” reveals awakening from hibernation

Gross Primary Production (GPP) in forests tells scientists how much CO2 these systems are breathing in. Evergreen trees retain their green needles year round, preventing scientists from detecting GPP on large scales. A study linked GPP with...
24-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18

A swarm of more than 3,000 small earthquakes in the Maple Creek area (in Yellowstone National Park but outside of the Yellowstone volcano caldera) between June 2017 and March 2018 are, at least in part, aftershocks of the 1959 quake.
23-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting

To geologists, the mantle is so much more than that. It’s a region that lives somewhere between the cold of the crust and the bright heat of the core. It’s where the ocean floor is born and where tectonic plates die. A new paper published...
16-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora available to comment on indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

28-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST

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University of Utah law professor drafts bill to protect youth from conversion therapy in Utah: Prof @cliffordrosky of @sjquinney & @uutah available to speak about proposed policy changes.

21-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST

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California has abolished cash bail, the latest state to move forward with bail reform. What's next? Bail reform expert Prof. @shimabaradaran of @sjquinney & @uutah can weigh in on bail reform and what's at stake.

29-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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University of Utah Law Professor Aids in Creation of Main Street Growth Act

9-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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University of Utah law professor available to comment about SCOTUS decision on NIFLA v. Becerra related to free speech and abortion

23-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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University of Utah Professor Matthew Tokson (@mtokson) available to comment on #SCOTUS electronic privacy law decision in Carpenter v. United States

11-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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In need of a source on the #SCOTUS decision in the same sex #masterpiececake case? Prof. Clifford Rosky (@cliffordrosky) is available to speak on the legal issues

4-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT

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How to Talk to Children About Race

Karen Tao, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, studies how children talk about and understand race. She stresses the importance of starting conversations about diversity early and provides tips...
8-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

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The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Range, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves more than 32,000 students from across the United States and the world. With more than 90 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 100 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Learn more about all the U has to offer online at http://www.utah.edu.

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