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poll utah County utah lake algal bloom...
Kate Davis and Elizabeth Weiler

Utah Lake restoration called “unconstitutional” by state agency

The Utah Attorney General's assessment of the development plan for Utah Lake prompted the decision by the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
5 hours ago
stewart quantum...
Amanda Dickson

Quantum computing of “great concern” to Rep. Chris Stewart, here’s why

Stewart's concern about quantum computing is linked to encryption, national security, and a potential national security breach.
21 hours ago
Refinery flares safeguard fuel processing equipment if malfunctions occur...
Alejandro Lucero

Refinery flares are normal says Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Refinery flares might seem uncommon, but the Utah Department of Environmental Quality said they are normal and present no cause for concern.
9 days ago
A spider hangs for web...
MADDIE BURAKOFF AP Science Writer

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

The research showed the spiders' overnight movements looked a lot like REM in other species, she said — like dogs or cats twitching in their sleep. And they happened in regular cycles, similar to sleep patterns in humans.
9 days ago
Utah Clean Air Partnership urges Utahns to take steps toward cleaner air....
Martha Harris

“Live to Breathe” campaign encourages steps for clean air

Utah Clean Air Partnership's "Live to Breathe" campaign encourages Utahns to take meaningful steps toward cleaner air.
13 days ago
Potential Space X debris found in Australia....
Jackie Wattles, CNN Business

Likely debris from a SpaceX capsule found in Australia

NASA confirms that one of the objects is "likely" a scrap of hardware from a SpaceX Dragon capsule that reentered the Earth's atmosphere last May.
13 days ago
Researchers at Yale University say they have been able to restore blood circulation and other cellu...
Katie Hunt, CNN

Research in pigs shakes up what we know about dying

With more research, the cutting-edge technique could someday potentially help preserve human organs for longer, allowing more people to receive transplants.
14 days ago
This image provided by NASA on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, shows a large pink, speckled galaxy resemblin...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Rare type of galaxy dazzles in new Webb telescope image

Astronomers have gleaned new insights about individual stars and star formation within the chaotic galaxy, as well as the black hole at the galactic center, as a result of Webb's capabilities.
15 days ago
Utah Valley University College of Science awarded nearly $1.5 million grant....
Alejandro Lucero

Utah Valley University awarded $1.5 million grant

Utah Valley University has received nearly $1.5 million grant from the NSF. The grant will be provide scholarships and allow further research.
16 days ago
fallen rocket...
Mark Jones

Utah could possibly be in path of debris from Chinese rocket

Experts say Utah could be in the path of debris from a Chinese rocket that is expected to reenter the earth's atmosphere this weekend. However, they are unsure of when or where it will fall.
20 days ago
Murder Hornets have now been renamed to Northern Giant Hornet...
Alejandro Lucero

Murder Hornets have a new name but the same reputation

Murder Hornets are now known as the Northern Giant Hornet. The invasive pest first came to the U.S. in 2019 and struck fear in people and beehives alike.
21 days ago
rocket launch - Northrop Grumman...
Chris Jacobs

NASA rocket test in Box Elder County deemed a success

A NASA rocket test last Thursday in Box Elder County appears to have been a success, according to Northrop Grumman. The rockets are part of a mission to get NASA back to the moon.
23 days ago
Russia space station...
VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024

Russia's space chief says the country will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost.
23 days ago
KSL NewsRadio File Photo...
Lindsay Aerts

New climate tool shows Utah’s record heat a result of climate change

Utah's record heat is a result of climate change according to readings from a new climate tool called the Climate Shift Index, from the non-profit Climate Central.
1 month ago
One of the new NASA photos, shows the Carina Nebula...
SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

NASA’s new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

The first image from the $10 billion Webb Telescope showed a jumble of distant galaxies that went deeper into the cosmos than humanity has ever seen.
1 month ago
James Webb Space Telescope (Credit: Getty Images/24K-Production)...
SETH BORENSTEIN

Far out: NASA space telescope’s 1st cosmic view goes deep

The first image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is the farthest humanity has ever seen in both time and distance,
1 month ago
A technician works on a component of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket ahead of the launch on the Mahia ...
NICK PERRY Associated Press

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

The mission came together relatively quickly and cheaply for NASA, with the total mission cost put at $32.7 million.
2 months ago
BYU competes in URC....
Amie Schaeffer

BYU students compete in a contest that’s out of this world

A team of BYU engineering students placed in the top ten in the University Rover Challenge. The competition hosted students from 10 countries.
2 months ago
supermoon lunar eclipse map...
Curt Gresseth

Be over the moon because total lunar eclipse coming Sunday to Utah

Patrick Wiggins, NASA solar system ambassador to Utah, explains what a total lunar eclipse is and when it can be witnessed Sunday night in Utah -- provided the skies are clear.
3 months ago
This Sept. 24, 2020 photo shows the major parts of the IRIS radio that the Space Dynamics Laborator...
Waverly Golden

Utah State University helps NASA with space exploration

NASA is launching a new mission in 2025 and Utah State University is helping them by building space-based radios.
4 months ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Federal health officials investigating Utah-based company over COVID-19 testing

A Utah-based company is being investigating for claims of substandard conditions at COVID-19 testing sites.
5 months ago
radio circle...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Mysterious ‘odd radio circles’ seen in space, new image shows

Astronomers found the odd radio circles using the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope, operated by Australia's national science agency CSIRO, or Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, two years ago.
5 months ago
mental health daylight exposure...
Jacob Rueda

Researchers say mental health affected by daylight exposure

With daylight saving time possibly becoming permanent, researchers say daylight exposure can affect mental health, and more darkness during winter might be harmful,
5 months ago
Artemis I...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

NASA rolls mega Artemis I moon rocket out to the launchpad

Originally Published: 17 MAR 22 09:33 ET Updated: 18 MAR 22 13:22 ET (CNN) — The Artemis I mission is another step closer to its lunar launch. The massive 322-foot-tall (98 meters) stack, which includes NASA’s Space Launch System rocket topped by the Orion spacecraft, rolled out for its testing debut at Kennedy Space Center […]
5 months ago

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