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whale

Under Pressure

When 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented...
polymer

Learning from Mussels

A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tire rubber and wetsuit neoprene to Lycra clothing and silicone, are elastomers valued for their ability to...
storm

The Perfect STORM

The Colorado River tumbles through varied landscapes, draining watersheds from seven western states. This 1,450-mile-long system is a critical water supply for agriculture, industry...
spaceships

Bold Space Travel

Transforming science fiction to reality, physics professor Philip Lubin is creating a laser-cannon system to propel miniature spaceships with solar sails more than 25...
marine

A Tale of Two Sites

Talk about stressed out. Cauliflower coral larvae are feeling the heat — literally. At least they were when UC Santa Barbara marine scientists exposed them...
galaxiesvideo

Supermassive Black Holes Found in Two Tiny Galaxies

Three years ago, a University of Utah-led team discovered that an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy contained a supermassive black hole, then the smallest known galaxy...
stem cell

Parsley and Other Plants Lend Form to Human Stem Cell Scaffolds

Borrowing from nature is an age-old theme in science. Form and function go hand-in-hand in the natural world and the structures created by plants...
surgical needle

Piece of Mind

With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution...
metabolic disease

From Mice, Clues to Microbiome’s Influence on Metabolic Disease

The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of...
glasses

I Can See Clearly Now

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end. A team led by University of Utah electrical...
predator-prey interactionsvideo

Researchers Quantify in High Speed a Viper’s Strike in Nature for...

Feeding is paramount to the survival of almost every animal, and just about every living organism is eaten by another. Not surprisingly, the animal...
insulin injections

Invention Could Help Diabetics with Safer, Surer Insulin Injections

Insulin injection, if you’ve never done it, takes two hands. One hand holds the insulin injector. The other hand pinches the skin, to form...
Mental Health

Mental Health Matters

Ann Lippincott knew nothing about mental illness when her daughter, just out of college, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Lippincott educated herself quickly, however,...