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Spirulina that kills methane-producing microbes in the cow rumen wins $1.5M Wilkes Climate Prize

Methanogens in the cow rumen make methane gas as a by-product. Lumen scientists engineered spirulina to biomanufacture a natural enzyme that destroys only methanogens, with no impact on the cow or other bacteria.
29-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Students reimagine U.S. housing in 24 hours

Ivory Innovations announces three winners of Hack-A-House, a 24-hour “hackathon” created to engage students in proposing innovative solutions to address the housing affordability crisis.
28-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pandemic years created unmatched volatility in Utah’s housing market

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute’s State of the State’s Housing Market report provides a detailed analysis of current market conditions in Utah, which shows residential construction activity, existing home sales, housing shortages, and...
20-Sep-2023 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research unravels how spider mites quickly evolve resistance to toxins

University of Utah biologist Richard Clark has published research this month that sheds new light on how the two-spotted spider mite mite, known to science as Tetranychus urticae, quickly evolves resistance to foreign compounds, known as xenobiotics.
30-Aug-2023 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Innovative solutions wanted amidst rapidly rising housing costs

Ivory Innovations is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability
29-Aug-2023 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Remoteness didn’t protect Amazonian Tsimané from COVID-19

Voluntary collective isolation alone was ineffective to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 into small-scale, remote Indigenous communities of the Tsimané in the Bolivian Amazon.
24-Aug-2023 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study shows algorithms promote bias--and that consumers cooperate

Every time you engage with Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix and other online sites, algorithms are busy behind the scenes chronicling your activities and queuing up recommendations tailored to what they know about you.
18-Aug-2023 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How climate change puts property values at risk in forested areas

Earth’s rapidly changing climate is taking an increasingly heavy toll on landscapes around the world in the form of floods, rising sea levels, extreme weather, drought and wildfire. Also at growing risk are the values of the property where these...
17-Aug-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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