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2 hrs ago | ABC News

Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

2 hrs ago | LiveScience

With Climate Change, Wildfires Getting Worse in the West

A satellite image of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico shows the burned areas in magenta and the unburned areas in green.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert: Trade mission bolstered ties to Mexico

Gov. Gary Herbert proclaimed his recent trade mission to Mexico a success after three Utah-based companies used the tour to release plans to expand operations there.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Utah, Lehi, UT, World News, Mexico

8 hrs ago | Newswise

University of Utah Ophthalmologist to Receive Top Honor for Vision Research

SALT LAKE CITY)-The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has announced that University of Utah researcher Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will receive the Proctor Medal -considered to be the highest honor in the world awarded to scientists working in vision research.


Related Topix: Medicine, Ophthalmology, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Biochemistry, Biology, Science

12 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

University of Utah opera singers venture into the woods

The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble presents "Hansel and Gretel." Robert Baldwin conducts the Utah Philharmonia and singers in this double-cast production of Engelbert Humperdinck's grand score, which includes favorite tunes such as the "Evening Prayer."


14 hrs ago | KSL-TV

More, bigger wildfires scorching Western states

Utah is heating up and drying out right now, which means we're on the verge of wildfires in many parts of the state that are not covered by high-elevation snowpack.


Related Topix: Fire, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Academics without Borders Canada: Supporting Higher Education in Rwanda

Good universities are crucial to a nation's advancement, and this is especially true in the world's least developed countries.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

The Kansas City Star

Research to reality, a life and death quandary

How to distill the lessons of life, love, death and dying, learned in the most intimate way, into a dinner speech? That is Peggy Battin's challenge as she prepares her address for next week's 30th anniversary celebration of the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Weird


More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

A new study showing a 30-year trend of worsening wildfires in the western United States was led by Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Nebraska, Wildfire, Fire

Live Science

Earthquake Swarm Shakes Central Idaho

A magnitude-4.9 earthquake in central Idaho on Saturday was the biggest of three weeks of small to moderate temblors that have unnerved residents in this remote region of the Northwest.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Sundance Film Festival, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park


It's almost Easter, so why is there still snow on the ground?

For most of us, we associate the arrival of Easter with the start of Spring . Easter flowers, cute chocolate cream-filled bunnies, and children running around a park engaged in an Easter egg hunt.

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Related Topix: Canada, Global Warming, Weather

Scientific American

Blame the Jet Stream for Frigid Winters in Eastern U.S.

Cold back East and warmth out West is a jet stream pattern that has been in place for 4,000 years, according to new research A new study has found that the wavy jet stream pattern that tends to bring warm winter weather to the U.S. West and cold weather to the East was set in place 4,000 years ago.


Related Topix: Weather

Salt Lake Tribune

Hundreds of new vinyl releases for Record Store Day

Friday, April 18, is Record Store Day, meaning that every vinylphile in the state should be rushing to a local record shop to grab some great music.


Mental Help Net

Six Percent of Colorectal Cancer Found to Be Interval Tumors

Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy, according to a study published in the April issue of Gastroenterology .


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Health, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Patron-driven acquisition of journal articles using ReadCube at the University of Utah

Insights: the UKSG journal , Vol. 26, No. 3. , pp. 267-271, doi:10.1629/2048-7754.77 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.


KTVB Boise

String of Challis quakes prompts Utah team to setup new equipment

Twenty-one earthquakes have hit the area near the small Idaho town of Challis since March 24th.


Related Topix: Challis, ID, Custer County, ID, Earthquake, Natural Disasters


U. Campus Store burglarized 3 times in 1 month

The University of Utah Campus Store has been burglarized three times in the last month, and officials are asking for the public's help in locating the thief.


Salt Lake Tribune

Atheist leader: - Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination'

The Salt Lake Tribune) American Atheists President David Silverman speaks to atheists of Utah, ex-Mormons and disaffected, disbelieving Latter-day Saints march around Temple Square after the morning session of the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday April 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Brigham Young University

Salt Lake Tribune

Lunar eclipse amazes as it casts eerie red glow over Utah

As the 12-year-old South Jordan girl watched her first lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, she also peered through telescopes for up-close views of planets such as Jupiter and Mars.


Related Topix: South Jordan, UT, Astronomy, Science, Stansbury Park, UT, Science / Technology, NASA


Warm U.S. West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern

SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014 - Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Geology, Science, Global Warming