‘Nerd-mobile’ among tools Utah researchers using to study inversions

‘Nerd-mobile’ among tools Utah researchers using to study inversions

Most of us dread the inversion, but researchers like Ryan Bares with the University of Utah hope the inversion settles in, so they can study how it works. "The inversions are really horrible to live in, but they're an excellent opportunity to do research," Barnes said. Munkh Baasandorj, an environmental scientist with the Utah Division of Air Quality, says this study is a collaborative effort with the University of Utah and Weber State University. Read More.

Deer Mouse Behavior Links Disease Transmission With Biodiversity

U Scientists' Research Links Disease Transmission With Biodiversity

New research published by University of Utah scientists in this month’s issue of the journal Animal Behaviour suggests that more diverse ecosystems have a lower prevalence of zoonotic diseases, which can be transmitted from animals to humans.Read More.

University of Utah Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

University of Utah Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Mackenzie Simper, Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Simper becomes one of only 15 students nationally to receive this award and is the first Churchill Scholar for the University of Utah.Read More.

 

What a moth’s nose knows

What a moth’s nose knows

Moths sniff out others of their own species using specific pheromone blends. So if you transplant an antenna – the nose, essentially – from one species to another, which blend of pheromones does the moth respond to? The donor species’, or the recipients’? The answer is neither. Read More.

 

Utah astronomers say new evidence of ninth planet is compelling

Utah astronomers say new evidence of ninth planet is compelling

After picking up his son from school and dropping off some carpooling classmates, Ben Bromley spent the rest of the ride home breathlessly sharing Wednesday's news: The count of planets in the solar system may again reach nine. Read More.

 

Mammals Can't Tolerate Natural Plant Toxins As Efficiently As Temperatures Warm

Mammals Can't Tolerate Natural Plant Toxins As Efficiently As Temperatures Warm

Plants and plant-eating mammals have been warring for millennia, and with every meal, animals must overcome natural toxins that plants produce as an anti-herbivore defense.  Read More.