Why Texting While Driving is So Dangerous

Motorists who write text messages while driving are six times more likely to crash than those who don’t text while driving, according to a new study by University of Utah psychologists. Read More

December, 2009 from the U
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Utah Museum of Natural History Assumes Management Responsibilities of Range Creek Canyon

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah announced today that full management responsibilities for the historic Wilcox Ranch in Range Creek Canyon will be transferred to the museum beginning today, December 17, 2009. Read More

Utah Sweeps BYU in Annual Food Drive

Utah fans swept BYU by winning both the food and monetary donation portions of the annual Utah/BYU Rivalry Week Food Drive. Utah supporters donated $60,228 and 232,767 pounds of food, while BYU fans did their part in the fight against hunger by raising $55,285 and 162,318 pounds of food. Read More

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Exploring Salt Lake’s “City Narrows”

Students are applying their talents to revitalize the alleyways of downtown Salt Lake City. Using a collaborative studio class at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, fifteen students are developing a plan to present to Salt Lake City planning officials. Read More

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Yellowstone’s Plumbing Exposed

The most detailed seismic images yet published of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano shows a plume of hot and molten rock rising at an angle from the northwest at a depth of at least 410 miles, contradicting claims that there is no deep plume, only shallow hot rock moving like slowly boiling soup. Read More